Academic Catalog 2023-2024

Slippery Rock University

Spanish Language & Cultural Awareness for Healthcare, Certificate


  • Communication: Communicate in Languages Other Than English (SRU Outcome 1 and 9).
  • Cultures:  Gain knowledge and understanding of other cultures (SRU Outcomes 2, 3, 4 and 9).
  • Connections: Connect with Other Disciplines and Acquire Information (SRU Outcome 5 and 9).
  • Comparisons: Develop Insight into the Nature of Language and Culture (SRU Outcomes 5, 6, 7 and 9).
  • Communities: Participate in Multilingual Communities at Home & Around the World (SRU Outcomes 5, 6, 8 and 9).

To access Certificate Requirements, please view the Curriculum Guide tab.

Related Links

Spanish Language & Cultural Awareness for Healthcare, Minor Program Page

Languages, Literatures, Cultures, and Writing Department Page

Professional Licensure/Certification Page



Certificate GPA: 2.0 or higher


Required Core Courses
SPAN 121Spanish for Health Professionals3
SPAN 122Spanish for Health Professionals II3
SPAN 123Spanish for Health Professionals III3
Select three credits (1 class):3
Writing in Spanish for the Professions I 1
Speaking in Spanish for the Professions I 1
Topics in Hispanic Culture
Healthcare Writing
Total Hours12

A grade of “D” or better is required.


Some courses may require pre-requisites. Please see course descriptions to determine if there are any pre-requisites for that specific course.

Important Curriculum Guide Notes

This Curriculum Guide is provided to help SRU students and prospective students better understand their intended major curriculum. Enrolled SRU students should note that the My Rock Audit may place already-earned and/or in progress courses in different, yet valid, curriculum categories. Enrolled SRU students should use the My Rock Audit Report and materials and information provided by their faculty advisers to ensure accurate progress towards degree completion. The information on this guide is current as of the date listed. Students are responsible for curriculum requirements at the time of enrollment at the University.

PASSHE - Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Institutions

CERTIFICATE IN Spanish Language & Cultural Awareness for Healthcare (5SLH)
This program is effective as of Fall 2023
UCC 11.29.2022
Revised 06.12.2023