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About This Micro-Credential

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Health care providers must be able to advocate for justice and good health outcomes for northern Kentucky’s growing, diverse Hispanic population. Increase your language skills and cultural sensitivity to deepen your impact as a caretaker and affect positive change for communities that struggle with health care access.

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Skills You Will Gain

Hispanic Culture

Spanish Medical Terminology

Patient Advocacy

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the basics of Hispanic cultural traditions and Spanish language.
  • Identify regional opportunities to advocate for the Hispanic population.
  • Create conversations with Hispanic patients, families and communities.
  • Develop educational opportunities for community organizations improving Hispanic population health.

Required Courses

  • ANT 245 - Peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean
  • WLL 294 - Topics in Language for the Professions: Medical Spanish
  • CHP 322 - Health Care for the Hispanic Population

Please note: Because communication is a key element in health care, students who do not have a Spanish language background must first complete the Start Speaking Spanish micro-credential. Alternately, the student may test into SPI 102 or higher; this will result in academic credit for courses that were completed by testing.

All courses are offered face-to-face. CHP 322 is also offered online.


Dr. Lynn Smith
Serving Hispanic Populations, First semester offered: Fall 2019


Northern Kentucky University
Local: +1 (859) 572-5825