The U.S. population is more diverse than ever, and demand for bilingual healthcare workers is on the rise. The Spanish for Healthcare Professionals Certificate is an online program that works to close communication gaps between Spanish-speaking patients and healthcare professionals. The language-intensive courses emphasize reading and writing medical terminology in Spanish and introduce student to socio-cultural issues specific to Latinx communities. The certificate allows students to gain a competitive edge in the healthcare field and to build trust with Spanish-speaking patients.
The Spanish for Healthcare Professionals certificate is an online program dedicated to helping professionals with intermediate or minimal Spanish-speaking skills gain a strong foundation in Spanish for the medical industry. Whether a student or a professional already working in the medical field, you’ll gain the language skills to have comprehensive conversations with patients about medical care, symptoms, insurance, and other vital issues relevant to the health fields. The program also emphasizes reading and writing in Spanish and introduces students to sociocultural issues specific to Latinx communities.
This graduate certificate requires 12 semester hours (4 courses). Its online format makes it accessible to students and working professionals in geographically diverse regions. Students will develop sufficient linguistic skills to effectively communicate with Spanish-speaking patients and will acquire cultural knowledge about Latinx communities and socio-cultural factors impacting Latinx populations.