Female nursing student with faculty and patient
Spanish/Latino Culture for the Health Professions
  • Student to faculty ratio: 11:1
  • Typical class size: 20-25
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Spanish/Latino Culture for the Health Professions

Being bilingual puts you at a distinct advantage when you work in the medical field. Fisher’s Spanish/Latino culture for the health professions minor helps you gain that edge.

The program is a joint effort of the College’s nursing, modern languages and cultures, and sociology departments. The curriculum closely parallels that in the nursing program, yet it also serves other health-related programs offered by the College, including biology, chemistry, and psychology.

Program Overview

You may take Spanish/Latino culture for the health professions as either a minor or as a certificate program.

The minor includes elementary Spanish language training, Latino cultural practice, specialized health-related vocabulary, and community health issues. The program, which requires 20 credits, culminates in a community health internship experience in a Spanish-speaking health-related facility.

The certificate option is mainly for individuals either currently working in health care or those who are employed elsewhere but would like to enter the field. The curriculum is similar to that of the minor, but only 15 credits are required for the certificate, and your immediate work experience takes the place of the internship.