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  BENHA Accredited College Programs That Meet Course Requirements for Licensure 

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities—Center for Aging Services Management, a non-traditional program, offers courses specifically designed to meet the board’s requirements. Each course requires one and a half to five days on campus at the Earle Browne Center in St. Paul depending upon the number of credits the course commands. The rest of the work for the courses is accomplished in independent study. The complete set of courses (24-26 credits) is offered sequentially so that a student may complete all requirements within one year. The courses are not part of a degree program but can be transferred to other schools toward a bachelor’s degree (most notably Metro State University) or can be taken for graduate credit. 


Contact: Diane McClellan or Les Grant, Center for Aging Services Management, University of Minnesota, D262 Mayo, MMC 510, 420 Delaware St. SE, Minneapolis, MN  55455.

Phone 612-626-7349 Fax: 612-624-8328            E-MAIL:  or  

Web site:



University of Minnesota, Crookston, offers a bachelor’s degree in health management through a combination of on-campus and distance learning courses. Students who are already degreed may enroll to complete all or some of the courses to meet licensure requirements. Online learning is available to meet the board’s requirements for organizational management, managerial accounting, gerontology, health care and medical needs, nursing facility services, human resources, regulatory management, and information uses and practicum.


Contact: Paula Viker, LNHA, Director, Health Management, University of Minnesota, Crookston, 151 Dowell Annex, 2900 University Ave, Crookston, MN 56716. 

Phone: 218-281-8371  Fax: 218-281-8080           E-MAIL:                

Web site: 


Concordia College, Moorhead, offers a traditional four-year program leading to a bachelor’s degree in business with a special sequence in long-term care administration. While the program lends itself best to the full-time student, interested persons can make special arrangements to take only some of the required courses to supplement a previous degree.


Contact: Daniel V. Anderson, PhD, Concordia College, Long Term Care Administration Program, 901 8th St S, Moorhead, MN 56562. 

Phone: 218-299-3950 Fax: 218-299-4277           E-MAIL:   

Web site:



Minnesota State University, Mankato, offers a traditional four-year program leading to a bachelor’s or master’s degree in a variety of fields depending upon the student’s emphasis. Persons already possessing a degree can also register for any of the required courses. Most courses may be taken at the graduate level and the school offers a master’s program in gerontology.


Contact: Donald Ebel, PhD, Director of Aging Studies Program, Director of the Chesley Center on Aging, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Sociology and Corrections, Minnesota State University, 113 Armstrong Hall, Mankato, MN 56001.

Phone: 507-389-5188                            E-MAIL:                      

Web site:



Minnesota State University, Moorhead, offers a traditional four-year program leading to a bachelor’s degree in Health Services Administration with an emphasis in long term care administration. While the program lends itself best to the full-time student, interested persons can make special arrangements to take only some of the required courses to supplement a previous degree.


Contact:  Melanie Schicker, EdD, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership, Minnesota State University Moorhead, 213 Lommen Hall, 1104 7th Ave S, Moorhead, MN 56563.

Phone: 218-477-2312                EMAIL:



St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, 
offers courses to meet the board’s requirements out of their Political Science Department. The courses may be taken as part of a bachelor’s degree program or strictly to meet board requirements. Courses may also be taken at the graduate level. The school has a graduate certificate program in gerontology. Most courses are offered on campus and meet several times a week with some courses periodically available for evening enrollment. 


Contact: Patricia Bodelson, St. Cloud State University, Department of Political Science, 320 Brown Hall, 720 4th Ave S, St. Cloud, MN 56301-4498. 

Phone: 320-308-2035  Fax: 320-654-5422          EMAIL:     

Web site:

University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD, offers a traditional four-year program leading to a bachelor’s degree in health care administration with a special sequence in long-term care administration which meets the Minnesota license requirement. While the program lends itself best to the full-time student, the program is developing a Master’s Degree in LTC and interested persons should contact the program director to make special arrangements to take only some of the required courses to supplement a previous degree.


Contact: Jen A. Porter, MBA, USD, Beacom School of Business, 414 East Clark Street, Vermillion, SD  57069

Phone: 605-261-8004    Fax: 605-677-5455                    E-MAIL:         

Web site:

University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, offers a bachelor’s degree program with a major in health care administration. The senior year is a 50-week residency at a long-term health care facility with a great deal of “hands on” experience. 


Contact:  Jennifer Johs-Artisensi, Ph.D., MPH, Associate Professor & Program Director, Health Care Administration, Dept. of Management and Marketing, College of Business, UW-Eau Claire, 419 Schneider Hall, Eau Claire, WI 54702. 

Phone: 715-836-3589                E-MAIL:    

Web Site:


St. Mary's University, Minneapolis & Rochester, offers a Master of Arts in Health and Human Services. The program is intended for experienced professionals who seek graduate level studies focusing on administration and management in healthcare, long-term care, or human services.  Courses will be offered in both Rochester and Minneapolis, and in a blended in-class/online format.


Contact: Laurel Anderson, MA, Program Director, Master of Arts in Health & Human Services Administration, St. Mary's University, Twin Cities Campus, 2500 Park Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55404


Phone: 612-238-4549             E-MAIL:



Minnesota also accepts completion of long-term care curricula completed at the following educational institutions approved by The National Association of Examiners of Long Term Care Administrators (NAB) as meeting course requirements for licensure. Their web site has Contact info:


Concordia College — Moorhead, MN - Contact: Dan Anderson (above)

Ohio University — Athens, OH

Saint Joseph’s College — Standish, ME - Contact: John Pratt, E-MAIL:
Southern Adventist University — Collegedale, TN

University of Louisiana Monroe — Monroe, LA

University of Scranton — Scranton, PA

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire — Eau Claire, WI - Contact: Jennifer Johs-Artisensi (above)


Note: Specific course numbers are subject to change and should be verified with the Program Director at the school or with the BENHA office staff.

Current: August 2013




MSU Mankato



St. Cloud

State U

U of M


U of M

Twin Cities


Vermillion, SD


Eau Claire, WI

St. Mary’s U

Minneapolis &  Rochester, MN


1. Organizational

BUS 339

MGMT 330

or HLTH 659*

HSAD 416

POL 380

HSM 3200*

PubH 7580

BADM 482 &
BADM 369

MGMT 340
& HCAD 302 & HCAD 421

HS 671*

2. Managerial    Accounting

ACC 256


ACCT 217


HSAD 419


ACCT 291/2


ACCT 2102*


PubH 6535*


HSAD 410

HCAD 375 & HCAD 407

HS 662*

3. Gerontology

SOC 351

SOC 4/504
or GERO 200
or GERO 600*

SW 308

GERO 208

SOC 3937*

PubH 7581

HSAD 325^

HCAD 222

HS 604*

4. Health Care &
    Medical Needs

BUS 323

HLTH 4/555

or NURS 340

COMH 401

GERO 208
& BIO 266

HSM 3030*

PubH 7584

HSAD 400^

BIOL 151 or 214

& all: NRSG 220,

HCAD 222, 401, 403

HS 606*

5. Nursing Facility


BUS 386


GERO 4/580*


HSAD 421


POLS 488*


HSM 3230*


PubH 7581


HSAD 420


HCAD 401, 403, & 404

HS 601*

6. Human Resources

BUS 341

POL 4/563
or MGMT 642

or POL 662

MGMT 440

POLS 482

MGMT 352

MGMT 3220*

PubH 7580

BADM 460

MGMT 349 & HCAD 405

GM 655*

7. Regulatory

BUS 486

GERO 4/580*

PARA 416
& HSAD 418

POLS 466*

HSM 4210*
& HSM 4212*

PubH 7587

HSAD 350
HSAD 305

BSAD 305 &

HCAD 301 & 413

HS 651*

8. Information Uses

BUS 328 or
BUS 415

MGMT 200

MGMT 370

POL 201

HI 3020*

PubH 7588

BADM 323

IS 240 & MATH 246

& HCAD 406

HS 612*

9. Practicum

BUS 492

GERO 4/698

HSAD 469

POLS 444/644

HSM 3900

PubH 7582

HSAD 495

HCAD 401 (15 credits), 403, 404, 405, 406, 407, 408, 413, 420, 421, 422

HS 692, 693, 694, 695*

* available online    * available in-class, blended, or online  ^ denotes graduate of USD Health Care Administration

Note:  Courses completed more than seven years ago must be supplemented by recent work experience and/or continuing education in the topical area.  Further documentation will be requested by the Board office.



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