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Location: Chicago
Start Term: Fall, Spring
Program Type: Graduate Certificate

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.

Priscilla Archibald
,  Program Director
Office of Graduate Admission

Expectations & Requirements


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.

Sample Courses

  • SPAN 401 Spanish for Health Care Professionals I
  • SPAN 402 Spanish for Health Care Professionals II
  • SPAN 403 Spanish for Health Care Professionals III
  • SPAN 404 Culture and Health in Latinx Communities

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