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In as little as 3 semesters, you will develop the skills and knowledge needed to advance your career with D'Youville's long-term care certificate program.



An aging population and a growing number of individuals needing lifelong healthcare services has led to a demand for administrators who can provide leadership and support in assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and other healthcare locations.

This certificate program, which is registered with the New York State Education Department, will provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in a career in long-term care administration. The courses meet the educational requirements for licensure of nursing home administrators in New York state.

Gainful employment information is available for review.


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Aging American Society — HAPH 605

Explore the social implications of aging as well as biological and psychological issues. Learn about a variety of topics as they relate to aging: interpersonal relationships, work and retirement, the economics of aging, sexuality in old age, and race/ethnicity.

Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare — HAPH 653

Discover the legal and ethical issues frequently encountered by healthcare managers. Learn about the constitutional basis for government support in healthcare and how law and regulations are imposed on the healthcare industry.

Nursing Home Administration — HAPH 668

This course assists students in applying the knowledge and skills acquired in earlier courses to the specific field of nursing home administration including organizational management and general management, resident care, personnel management, financial management, environmental management, regulatory management, dietary management and aging. The course is intended to meet course requirements for Qualification 3 and Qualification 5 of the New York State Education Department for Nursing Home Administrator licensure.

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Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

Preference will be given to candidates who have experience in the field. In addition to the general admissions requirements, applicants must present the following:

  • Complete an online graduate application for admission (no application fee).
  • Submit Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts from all colleges/universities attended.


  1. Completion of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college/university in a health care discipline.
  2. Possess relevant work experience and or a related degree.

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We welcome you to join us for an information session or meeting about our graduate and doctoral program. For dates and locations please learn more.