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Carson College of Business Institute for Senior Living

Institute for Senior Living

Certificate Program

Education. Service. Research.

Serving as a transdisciplinary global institute

for operations excellence in senior living

The non-credit certificate program in Senior Living Management will benefit students who want to:

  • Gain a better understanding of the industry
  • Assess how their existing knowledge and skills transfer to the senior living business
  • Enhance their ability to advance to the next level within their current organization

Institute for Senior Living Certificate Information:

The certificate program focuses on the following key areas of the senior living business:

  • Financial Management
  • Leadership
  • Customer Experience and Industry History
  • Operations Management
  • Resident Care and Services
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Risk Management and Regulatory Compliance
$2,250 for entire certificate program
$350 for individual modules
Approximately 10-15 hours
Online, on-demand
To provide core content which allows those interested in the business of senior living to develop skills and knowledge in key aspects of senior living management.
Assessment may include quizzes, exams, written work, and other related projects depending on the module.
Certificate Completion
Students must successfully pass each course. Students are responsible for any expenses incurred or any required textbooks or materials. Course modules can be taken separately and in any order.



Contact Us

Darcie Bagott
SHBM Administrative Assistant
(509) 335-6387



Scott Eckstein
Clinical Assistant Professor
Senior Living Executive-In-Residence
(424) 262-1288



The senior living industry outpaced average U.S. job growth by 3.7%.

More than 20% of people 75 years and older live in a seniors housing property.

Argentum, the nation’s largest senior living association, predicts the senior living industry will need 1.8 million more employees in the next decade.

According to Age Wave, eventually 70% of people age 50 and older will need long-term care in the future.

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