Spanish Minor for Health Professionals

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Minor in Spanish for Health Professionals (18 credits)

The Minor in Spanish for Health Professionals will equip students with the terminology, linguistic tools, and cultural competence needed to communicate successfully and effectively in many health-related real-life situations and settings. To that end, the minor will focus on four main areas:

1)      building the student’s medical/health vocabulary (related to topics such as the human body, at the doctor’s office, diet and nutrition, medical emergencies, women’s health, common illnesses and diseases, etc.),

2)      developing and further practicing grammatical constructions (command forms and polite requests, numbers, question words, measurements and equivalencies with metric system, etc.),

3)      increasing the student’s self-confidence and effectiveness in oral communication

4)      understanding the diversity within the Hispanic community, as well as its different customs, cultural practices, and approaches related to medical/health matters.

Requirements for Spanish Minor for Health Professionals

Students must demonstrate Spanish proficiency at the 200-level or above to enroll in Spanish Health courses.  Completing SP-210 and SP-211 prior to registering for Spanish Health courses is highly recommended. 

18 credits are required to complete the Spanish for Health Professionals minor. A minimum of 12 credits must be earned by completing four of the following Spanish Health content courses:

SP-191Special Topics in Spanish3
SP-291Introduction to Medical Spanish3
SP-292Spanish for Women's Health3
SP-293Health and the Latino Community3
SP-294Spanish for the Nutrition and Dietitian Professional3
SP-295The Human Body: Spanish for Anatomy3
SP-401Advanced Study: Special Topics (Medical Interpreting)3