Spanish Minor for Health Professionals

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 a Minor in Spanish

Students must demonstrate Spanish proficiency at the 200-level or above to enroll in Spanish Health courses. Completing SP210 and SP211 prior to registering for Spanish Health courses is highly recommended.

18 credits are required to complete the minor. A minimum of 12 credits must be earned by completing 4 of the following courses:

SP-100-SP-299, beginning and intermediate courses (12 credits maximum)0-12
SP-300-SP-499, advanced courses (6 credits minimum)6-18
Total Credits18

(Students with advanced knowledge of Spanish should begin at 300-level)

SP 210 and SP211 (or 2 other Spanish language courses at the 300-level) can be applied towards the Minor in Spanish for Health Professionals.

Students who take the CLEP exam (Academic Success) and score 64 or higher will only need to complete two additional 300 SP level courses to meet all minor requirements.