Modern Languages

Spanish for Healthcare Professionals

As the need for multilingual, culturally-sensitive healthcare professionals grows, so does the need for language programs that offer immediate practical applications.

As of the 2010 Census, the Hispanic and Latino populations account for 9.6% of the total population in Massachusetts-17.5% of these residents live in the city of Boston and are considered to have LEP (Limited English Proficiency).

Emmanuel's Spanish for Health Care Professionals certificate is ideal for students planning a career in a health-related field, including medicine, nursing, pharmacology, radiographic technology and physical therapy, as well as for receptionists or office managers in a medical facility. The Spanish for Healthcare Professionals language courses are designed for students with little or no prior knowledge of Spanish and aim to provide a lower intermediate level of Spanish with a focus on medical terminology. In addition, the courses promote a better understanding of the culture of Latino communities in the United States by exploring topics related to identity, socioeconomic and demographic trends, healthcare disparities, patient-provider communications and healthcare accessibility, among others.

Certificate Requirements

View the 2018-2019 Academic Catalog to find course titles, numbers and descriptions.

Requirements for a Certificate in Spanish for Healthcare Professionals

  • LANG1403  Spanish for Healthcare Professionals I
  • LANG1404  Spanish for Healthcare Professionals II
  • LANG2414  Spanish at Work in the Healthcare Community