Certificate in Intercultural Health-Spanish

Enhancing the knowledge and clinical skills of nurses, public healthcare providers, and other health professionals by promoting an awareness of intercultural relationships.

The Intercultural Health Certificate represents a collaboration between the School of Liberal Arts, the IU School of Nursing, and the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health. Its purpose is to enhance the knowledge and clinical skills of nurses, public healthcare providers, and other health professionals by promoting an awareness of intercultural relationships. The four-semester program will provide a curriculum that incorporates language proficiency levels in tracks in Spanish, French, or Chinese (Mandarin) at the 300 and 400 levels for undergraduates, combined with a focus on core nursing, public health, and other health science skills in a bilingual setting.

This certificate will prepare you in health fields to become a leader in the service of international and intercultural community members. Your preparation encompasses cultural and linguistic skills, as well as exposure to local and global health issues including those relevant to immigrant and refugee populations.

Certificate Requirements

A certificate in Intercultural Health requires satisfactory completion of the following requirements:

  • Minimum GPA for entry into the program is 3.0.
  • Complete 18 credit hours as prescribed below

Foreign Language Writing Course or Elective

Choose one 3 credit course.

  • Native or heritage speakers-
    • Spanish-SPAN-S 318
  • Non-native speakers-
    • Spanish-SPAN-S 313

Foreign Language Conversation Course

Choose one 3 credit course.

  • Native or heritage speakers-take another foreign culture course in French
    • Spanish-SPAN-S 318
  • Non-native speakers:
    • Spanish-SPAN-S 313

Foreign Language Medical Terms Course

Choose one 3 credit course.

  • Spanish-SPAN-S 319 or SPAN-S429

Foreign Culture Class

Choose one 3 credit course.

  • Spanish-SPAN-S 363, SPAN-S 411, SPAN-S 412

Global Health Issues or Cultural Competency Equivalent

Choose one 3 credit from nursing school.

  • PBHL H 330: Global Public Health
  • PBHL S 340: Cultural Competency in the Promotion of Health
  • NURS B 334: Translational Care of Families and Populations
  • NURS B 444: Nursing Intensive: Managing Health & Illness Across Care Environments
  • NURS K 436 Global Health Issues in Nursing

Healthcare Clinical, Service Learning, or Related Internship*

Choose one 3 credit from nursing school.

  • PBHL H380 Health Service Management Internship
  • PBHL P400/450/455 Topics in Public Health: Health Systems around the World

*or equivalent IU approved overseas program

More Info

Contact Rosa Tezanos-Pinto, Director of Program in Spanish.