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Health Services Executive Online

Health Services Executive

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Lead Organizations in the field of Long-Term Care Services

The Health Services Executive program provides career opportunities to manage and lead organizations within the long-term care industry including nursing homes, residential care, assisted living, and home and community based services. The program provides the knowledge and skills required to obtain licensing as a Health Services Executive, which many states have recognized as the standard for long-term care administrators. The program has been approved by the Minnesota Board of Executives for Long Term Services and Supports allowing graduates to be eligible to become licensed as a Health Services Executive.

Health Services Executive is a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree.

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Sarah Monson

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Assistant Dir. of Recruitment
Online Admissions

umcinfo@crk.umn.edu | (218) 281-8569



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    Minnesota Board of Executives for Long Term Services and Supports (BELTSS) Accredited
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    Accredited by the National Association of Long-Term Care Board (NAB)
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    Health Services Executive (HSE) accredited
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    Courses completely online

Major in the making of you


  • The Health Services Executive program includes a variety of courses including medical terminology, nursing assistant training, population health, health and disease, leadership, health care policy, quality improvement, finance, regulatory management, strategic planning, social gerontology, and an internship.
  • The program provides a foundation in nursing facilities, residential care, assisted living, and home and community based services using theory and experiential learning to advance the knowledge and skills necessary for career success, graduate education, and engaged citizenship.

  • The program is designed to meet the needs of long-term care supports and services resulting in improved relationships and confidence in the knowledge and skills of our graduates. In addition, the program's close assignment with industry needs will provide an improved career pathway in long-term care.


As part of the online coursework, students will be required to complete a 1,000-hour internship that consists of experiential learning and aspects of regulatory and leadership education. The internship will occur in the areas of skilled nursing homes, residential care and assisted living facilities, and home and community based services, all of which provide long-term care services and supports. A faculty member must approve the internship site and the necessary paperwork must be completed prior to commencing the internship.


According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the outlook for medical and health services managers, including long-term care administrators, continues to be very strong.

The occupation is expected to grow by approximately 32% by the year 2030 with an annual median pay in 2020 of $104,280.


An online Health Services Executive Certificate (Quick Facts Sheet PDF File Icon) is also available.


Health Services Executive


Are you ready?

We open the door for those who are ready. Ready to change their life, ready to achieve goals, and ready to make a difference in the lives around them. All brought to you in an online, flexible environment. With a University of Minnesota degree that will bring you to soaring new heights. And endless possibilities getting you ready for a career change, to start something new, or to start over -- whatever your reason is, take your next step with UMN Crookston! We're ready, are you?

Meet your future professors

  • Macey Buker

  • Sharon Stewart

    Associate Professor
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    Sammi Davidson

    Teaching Specialist
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    Shanna Eckberg

    Teaching Specialist
  • Mark Schoenbaum

    Mark Schoenbaum

    Teaching Specialist
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    Jami Mathews

    Teaching Specialist