Graduate Certificate in Senior Living and Services Leadership—100% Online

Meet the changing demands of today's seniors with compassion.

A strong leadership team has a significant impact on the quality of care provided to seniors. Acquire the strategic skills necessary to meet the changing demands of today’s seniors and contemporary senior living care models. Courses are completed entirely online, an ideal format for busy professionals, especially those working variable shifts.

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Healthcare Careers Continue to Experience Growth.

4 Courses. 12 Credits. 100% Online. The Graduate Certificate in Senior Living and Services Leadership will teach you the strategic skills necessary to meet the changing demands of today’s seniors, including:

  • Gerontology
  • Ethical, legal and regulatory factors
  • Generational dynamics
  • Healthcare financial management
  • Leadership and management skills
  • Healthcare human resource strategies

It is possible to complete a certificate in one year; however, based on work and life commitments, you may decide to take longer. Degree-seeking students in the Master of Science in Healthcare Administration may choose to earn the certificate as an additional credential.

Who Should Apply?

The certificate program is an ideal way for those currently working in senior care, long-term care, assisted living and skilled nursing facilities, and related healthcare settings, or other administrative occupations, to expand their skills and knowledge of senior living and services in a flexible, online format.

“The Senior Living and Services Leadership Certificate offers adults working in healthcare or related fields the opportunity to obtain cutting-edge knowledge and skills tailored to our older adult population that helps meet their needs in our modern era. These courses and experience align well for professionals in long-term care facilities, clinics, and agencies, who want to strengthen their administrative skills.” —Keely Rees, PhD, MCHES, Academic Director, MS in Healthcare Administration, UW-La Crosse

UW Extended Campus—A Collaboration of the UW System

The University of Wisconsin is one of the largest and most widely respected public higher education systems in the country. By partnering with all UW System campuses to offer online degrees and certificates, students of UW Extended Campus programs receive a quality University of Wisconsin education—no matter where they live and work.

The Master of Science in Healthcare Administration and Graduate Certificate in Senior Living and Services Leadership is partnership of UW Extended Campus and