Spanish Healthcare

Advance Your Career In The Healthcare Profession. Earn CEU's.

The Spanish for Health Care Professionals (SHP) Certificate is a specialized online program designed to improve working knowledge of medical Spanish and cultural awareness. The 4-course online program is geared toward current and future health professionals with basic to no Spanish language background

Classes taught online asynchronously (lectures and assignments accessed at any time). Courses are graded on a pass/fail basis, with a minimum assessment grade of 70% needed for a pass (P).  3.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) awarded for the successful completion of each course.

Enroll today in one of our upcoming classes: Spanish for Health Care Registration Form

MPD 121: Medical Spanish Essentials Sept 17, 2023 - Oct 22, 2023
MPD 122: Medical Spanish Informative January 28, 2024 - February 3, 2024
MPD 124: Cultural Competence in Healthcare April 7, 2024 - May 12, 2024
*Apply now. Contact or call 202-319-5256

$1500 per course
*The Spanish For Health Care Professionals Certificate Program at Catholic University may be eligible for tuition reimbursement by your employer. 

Class hours 35 hours per class or 140 hours for 4-course certificate
Course Duration 5 weeks per course
CEU Credit 3.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) awarded per class!  Your Certificate will be issued upon of completion 4 courses
Start date Rolling admissions - students may apply at any time for the next available class
Grading pass/fail and individual classes can be taken in any order
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Admissions Contact email   202 319-5256
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The 4-course online program is geared toward learners with minimal to no Spanish language background. Each class builds on language and vocabulary at the same time as medical terminology. Students develop working language skills for optimal communication applicable to the current healthcare environment. The program also stresses sensitivity to and respect for cultural and ethnic diversity in a healthcare setting.

The SHP certificate consists of 4 online courses (3 Medical Spanish and 1 Cultural Competence in Health Care). Each class has 35 contact hours of participation. Classes can be taken individually and in any order. Grades are awarded on a pass/fail basis. C or higher required.

Upon completion of this 4-course certificate program, learners will be able to:

  • Achieve a professional working knowledge of medical Spanish.
  • Accumulate a specialized vocabulary appropriate to health care situations.
  • Empower healthcare professionals to better communicate in Spanish.
  • Develop an appreciation and understanding of cultural differences within various Hispanic cultures.
  • Identify and understand the personal beliefs of patients to provide the highest quality care in a culturally sensitive manner.
  • Expand skill sets to better serve the needs of the Hispanic community.

Please view Course Descriptions here
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For more information contact:

Jennifer Maxwell
Spanish For Health Professionals Program Manager
202 319-5256