This certificate focuses on enhancing the academic development and training of health and human service professionals to provide culturally and linguistically relevant care and education for the Latino population through their respective job placements. The certificate is comprised of 18 units. Components of the program include analysis of the health status and access issues affecting Latinos, development of culturally and linguistically relevant interventions, and implementation of chronic disease prevention best practices and community based participatory research. The certificate incorporates a thorough overview of Latino health from early childhood development to the multiple chronic diseases that continue to impact this population. This program must be completed in conjunction with a CSULB degree program.
Interested students should contact Dr. Mara Bird at 562-985-4396 or Mara.Bird@csulb.edu.
1. Admission to an active CSULB graduate program.
2. A minimum overall GPA of 3.0 in a graduate program.
3. Must have completed (with a grade of "B" or better) the following undergraduate courses or equivalent:
4. Completion of the Certificate Program Application.
5. One letter of reference.
6. Copies of academic transcripts (turned into the university).
1. A minimum overall GPA of 3.0 in certificate coursework.
2. A minimum of 6 units in certificate coursework completed per academic year.
3. Complete a minimum of 18 units in the required graduate courses: