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Health Care Administration (HCA) & Undergraduate Certificate in Long Term Care Administration (LTCA)

The 100% online Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration (HCA) and the undergraduate certificate in Long Term Care Administration (LTCA) work together to prepare you for high demand positions in the health care industry.

As a student in the HCA program, you will take practical courses designed for immediate on-the-job application, such as:

  • Health Care Finance
  • Health Care Quality
  • Health Organizations and Management

The LTCA certificate provides graduates with an additional area of expertise in dealing with the aging population, and qualifies you to sit for the Licensed Nursing Home Administrator board exam.

National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards

WKU's online HCA program is one of only 11 in the U.S. and the only one in the state of Kentucky to receive accreditation by the National Association of Long Term Care Administrators Boards.


Four-Year Degree Plan


To learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration (HCA) and the undergraduate certificate in Long Term Care Administration (LTCA), view the Undergraduate Catalog. To take the next step on your climb to the top, apply today!

For more information about the program, fill out the form below.


Data source: Economic Modeling, LLC (Emsi) / www.economicmodeling.com

The information provided through this website are based in part on U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data that is licensed by Western Kentucky University from Emsi. While Western Kentucky University believes this data to be reliable as a whole, some of the data is based on estimates made by Emsi, when actual data is not available. 

Western Kentucky University does not guarantee a job to graduates upon completion of any program.




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 Last Modified 8/16/23