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Admission Requirements: For admission into the SPHP Certificate Program, applicants must
satisfy the following criteria:

1. Admission to the Graduate School.
2. Applicants whose first language is not English need to meet the following TOEFL requirements: (1) Internet-based test (IBT): a total score of 80 with a score of at least 20 on each Section on the IBT; or a minimum rating of Intermediate High on the ACTFL English OPI.
3. It is highly recommended that students have completed SPAN 1101-1102 or equivalent.

LANGUAGE CORE COURSES: Students complete a minimum of 9 credits from the following or other approved electives. Please speak to an advisor about appropriate placement and verify pre-requisites in the Catalog. Many of these courses are offered online or in a hybrid format.

SPAN 5500 Spanish Advanced Grammar 3
SPAN 5501 Spanish for Health Professions 1-2
SPAN 5560 Interpretation & Translation I, II 4-8
SPAN 5594 Topics in Language and Cultures for the Professions I 1-3
SPAN 5595 Topics in Language and Cultures for the Professions II 1-3
Approved graduate level elective taught in the Spanish language 3

CULTURE ELECTIVES: Students complete a minimum of 6 credits from the following or other approved electives from an approved program of studies. Please speak to an Advisor about appropriate coursework. Many of these courses are offered online or in a hybrid format. 

ANTH 5430 Human Origins and Diversity 3
ANTH 5507 Anthropology of Global Health 3
ANTH 5508 Topics in Medical Anthropology 3
ENGL 5588 Introduction to Sociolinguistics 3
HIST 5579 Disease and U.S. Public Health 3
MPH 6604 Social and Cultural Perspectives in Public Health 3
MPH 6607 U.S. and Global Health Systems 3
SPAN 5305 Study Abroad 1-3
SPAN 5493 Spanish Internship (clinical year qualifies) 1-3
SPAN 5575 Topics in Culture and Literature 3

Approved graduate level elective 3

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Contact Information

Dr. Cathleen Tarp
Office: GR 114
Phone: 208-282-3329
Email: tarphele@isu.edu
Dr. Anna Hiller
Office: GR 110
Phone: 208-282-4070
Email: hillanna@isu.edu
Department of Languages and Literatures
Office: GR 103
Phone: 208-282-3630
Fax: 208-282-3098
Email: johnrac2@isu.edu

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