The certificate will benefit those seeking an increased knowledge in the needs of the Hispanic population. The national census statistics show a dramatic increase in this population over the past several years. Therefore understanding and acknowledging areas of diversity are important to provide a holistic approach to care. The Hispanic population has health needs that cannot be addressed adequately due to language and cultural barriers. These barriers can impede access to healthcare, thereby increasing the risk for health related problems to occur. The certificate offers areas of study that include cultural beliefs, customs and the associated barriers that can lead to inadequate healthcare.
Program of Study
The Hispanic Cultural Certificate will consist of 18 undergraduate credits. The concentration of study will provide specialized education for those individuals who encounter or plan to encounter a Hispanic population in their area of employment or community. The concentration of study will culminate in a Hispanic cultural immersion.
Multiple career opportunities exist for those individuals having knowledge of the Hispanic culture and a degree of fluency of the Spanish language. This added knowledge is desirable in numerous healthcare and employment settings.
Through the completion of the Hispanic Cultural Certificate, the graduates will:
Up to six (6) transfer credits will be accepted for the Hispanic Cultural Certificate.
The program is open to all students seeking increased knowledge in the healthcare needs of the Hispanic population.
Note: Students will be held to all course prerequisites.
HLT 371 TPC: Cultural Diversity Health and Illness
ETN 340 Hispanic Culture and Enrichment
SPA 301 Practical Spanish I
SPA 302 Practical Spanish II
SPA 305 Spanish for Health Care
NUR 327 Hispanic Cultural Immersion (for Hispanic Cultural Certificate only)
HSC 327 Hispanic Cultural Immersion
Students are required to complete mandatory credentialing prior to the start of the course. Information about the procedure for the completion of the credentialing is located within the course syllabus.
This curriculum is designed for those interested in earning a post-graduate certificate or the student interested in the Hispanic culture seeking a certificate in conjunction with their Baccalaureate degree.
The courses may be completed within the B.S. curriculum for students wishing to receive this certificate in addition to the Baccalaureate degree. All interested students are required to consult with the Academic Advisor and/or Program Chair to plan for the appropriate course sequencing and selection.