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Certificate for Spanish for Health Sciences
The Spanish for Health Sciences: Advanced Proficiency Certificate is designed to help students become proficient speakers of Spanish in healthcare settings. This certificate is open to all students at Regis who wish to be able to effectively communicate in Spanish in health-related situations both in the U.S. and abroad, and enforces Regis’s mission to provide opportunities for students to become engaged and global citizens. An advanced competency in Spanish is required.
The certificate is an excellent option for students who plan to enter into a health sciences career, as the ability to communicate in Spanish is now a necessity.
“The United States gains more and more Spanish speakers every year and it is definitely one of the most useful languages to know––I can picture myself speaking Spanish to a family of a patient and my hope would be to communicate well and make them feel at ease. I am also looking forward to assisting my future colleagues if they ever need my assistance in translating. I'm grateful that I was able to complete my minor before my junior year of nursing classes. It was timed perfectly and I'm going to continue traveling and practicing the language as much as I can.” –Rachel Mandeville, Nursing
The Certificate in Spanish for Health Sciences: Advanced Proficiency is comprised of 12 credits. Each course is 3 credits and students pursuing the certificate will also need to register for a one credit Experiential Learning section for each course taken.
The courses are as follows:
- SP 100 Introductory Spanish for Health Sciences
- SP 200 Intermediate Spanish for Health Sciences
- SP 300 Advanced Spanish for Health Sciences
Students may be eligible to place out of SP 100 and SP 200 based on their level of proficiency. All students must take at least the advanced course (SP 300) in order to be able to obtain the certificate. Students can place into this course via a placement test administered by an indicated faculty member in the Department of Humanities, or may take SP 200 or SP 100 and SP 200 as pre-requisites for SP 300.