The University of Massachusetts Amherst
Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduate Certificate for Spanish and Health

The Certificate for Spanish and Health, offered by the UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program and the College of Nursing, is designed to equip graduates to address the healthcare needs of Spanish-speaking populations. Note that this certificate is offered only to current UMass Amherst on-site students.  

The training offered by this certificate serves a broad range of students from a variety of fields, including Spanish, Nursing, Public Health, Nutrition, Psychology, pre-med and translation, who expect to work in a Spanish-Speaking healthcare environment.

The certificate consists of a minimum of 17 credits in the areas of:

  • Spanish Language
  • Cultural Diversity in Healthcare
  • Culture and Society of the Hispanic World

There is a 2-3 credit experiential component in which students engage with Spanish-speaking communities either in the U.S. or abroad. 

For more information, download the certificate Requirements and Checklist document at the bottom of this page, or contact either Dr. Luis Marentes in the Spanish and Portuguese Studies Department or Dr. Emma Dundon in the College of Nursing.