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 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.

A minimum grade of 70 (C-) is required for all courses in the Spanish Minor for Health Professionals.

18 credits are required to complete the Spanish for Health Professionals minor. Students may take a combination of the courses below, but a minimum of 12 credits must be earned by completing four of the following Spanish Health elective courses:

Spanish Health Elective Courses - Take at least 412-18
Special Topics in Spanish
Introduction to Medical Spanish I
Introduction to Medical Spanish II
Spanish for Women's Health
Health and the Latino Community
Spanish for the Nutrition and Dietitian Professional
The Human Body: Spanish for Anatomy
Advanced Study: Special Topics
Composition/Conversation Courses3-6
Intermediate Spanish I
Intermediate Spanish II
Advanced Spanish Composition I
Advanced Spanish Composition II
Advanced Spanish Conversation Through Film
Spanish for the Professions