Long-term Care Administration Major


The Bachelor of Science degree in Long-Term Care Administration provides students the education and qualifications and eligibility for state and national licensure eligibility to work as administrators in long-term care settings, including nursing homes, assisted living facilities, retirement communities, congregate living, adult care centers, hospice care and other long term services and supports.

Students may earn the certified dementia practitioner (CDP) credential prior to graduation. After graduation and passing of the state and national licensure exams for nursing home administration (NHA), graduates working in the long-term care field will qualify to apply for the health services executive (HSE) credential. 

Students can complete the Long-term Care Administration major in its entirety at Kent State Stark.


  • Demonstrate an understanding of the provision of customer care and services
  • Demonstrate an understanding of departmental operations and how each area interacts with other areas in the provision of care and services
  • Demonstrate knowledge of management, leadership, legal and regulatory requirements and the administrator’s perspective on how to successfully oversee operations.
  • Effectively communicate ideas in oral presentations and written papers.
  • Identify opportunities for employment in long-term care services and supports.