Certificate in Spanish for Health Professionals – Language Intensive

Requirements

Total Credits Required

18 credits

(Not available to Spanish majors and minors; they must select the health-focused track.)

Required Courses (12 credits)
  • Spanish 308 - Advanced Writing and Reading, 3 credits
  • Spanish 318/319 - Advanced Speaking and Listening, 3 credits
  • Spanish 338 - Spanish for Health Professionals I, 3 credits
  • Spanish 388 - Health Issues in the Hispanic World, 3 credits
Electives (6 credits)

6 credits from any courses in the electives group listed for the health-focused track.

Health Communication

  • Commun 381 - Health Communication, 3 credits
  • Commun 481 - Interpersonal Issues in Health Communication, 3 credits
  • Commun 581 - Health Communication Interventions, 3 credits
  • JAMS 645 - Health and the Media, 3 credits

Pharmaceuticals, Medicine, and Drugs

  • Anthro 443 - Medicine and Pharmaceuticals in the Golden Age, 3 credits
  • HCA 212 - Drugs Used and Abused, 3 credits
  • Psych 454 - Psychopharmacology and Addiction, 3 credits

Health Care Delivery Policy

  • Econ 221 - Health Economics, 3 credits
  • HCA 502 - Health Care Delivery Systems: National and International Perspectives, 3 credits
  • Philos 244 - Ethical Issues in Health Care: (Subtitle), 3 credits
  • Urb Std 639 - Health Care and Public Policy in the United States, 3 credits

Health: A Social Science Perspective

  • Anthro 440 - Medical Anthropology, 3 credits
  • ComSDis 210 - Survey of Communication Disorders (SS*), 3 credits
  • Psych 555 - Health Psychology, 3 credits
  • Sociol 282 - Sociology of Aging, 3 credits
  • Sociol 331 - Sociology of Health Care, 3 credits

Health: A Natural Science Perspective

  • Bio Sci 350 - Human Parasitology, 4 credits
  • BMS 232 - Introduction to Nutrition (NS*), 3 credits
  • HCA 101 - Introduction to Health and Disease, 2 credits
  • Nurs 211 - Health Assessment, 3 credits

General Elective Courses

  • BMS 260 - Introduction to Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 3 credits
  • HCA 307 - Epidemiology for the Health Sciences, 3 credits
  • Nurs 101 - Cultural Diversity in Health Care (CD SS), 3 credits
  • Nurs 110 - Introduction to Global Health, 3 credits
  • PH 101 - Introduction to Public Health, 3 credits

* As determined by the certificate program coordinator.



Additional Requirements

To obtain the certificate, students must complete at least 18 credits in courses approved for the Spanish for Health Professionals certificate, with at least 12 credits taken in residence at UWM and a minimum of 9 of the residence credits taken in L&S courses at the advanced level (courses numbered 300 and above). A maximum of 6 credits in a combination of independent study, internship, and study abroad courses may count toward the certificate.

Additional Information

Study abroad courses in Spanish-speaking countries may be accepted with the approval of the Certificate Program Committee. Other courses not on this list but relevant to Spanish for Health Professionals may be accepted with the approval of the Certificate Program Committee.

GPA Requirements

Students must earn a 2.500 GPA in all certificate courses, including transfer work, and in the courses for the certificate taken at UWM. Courses for the certificate may not be taken on a credit/no credit basis.