Introductory Spanish for the Healthcare Professions

student-client interaction, UBHeals.

Designed for the needs of the culturally competent health care professional, this course features a vibrant cultural component on Latin American /U.S. Latino Culture!

Jumpstart your Spanish for the Healthcare Professions:

  • Learn Spanish in a professionally relevant context
  • Connect with patients directly in their native languages
  • Improve your patient care and improve partnerships with family caretakers
  • Develop cultural competence
  • Learn in a flexible environment that combines in-person modules with independent work online

--Graduate Course, Spring Semester 2023

January 30-May 12, 2023

Course number 20090, SPA 522, 3 credits


4:15-6:15  pm in person; remaining 40 min remote/asynchronous

Pharmacy 183A

South Campus

Tuition and Fees

Fall 2022-Spring 2023 tuition and fees information can be found on the UB Student Accounts website.


For questions about applying, contact:  Sue Walker, Graduate Secretary:, or 716.645.2192

For course content questions, contact: Professor Amy C. Graves Monroe:

How to Apply: Non-UB Students

Follow these steps to complete your application to take the course:

  • Click the "Start Your Application" button below and create your application account
  • Once you have "created your application" (under College of Arts and Sciences), make sure to select the following prompts in the Program of Study Section
    • Term - Spring 2023
    • Program - Spanish Language & Literature Non-Degree
  • On the application, you will be asked to fill out basic biographic/demographic information, and must also submit
    • Unofficial copy of your transcript
    • 150 word personal statement that includes your area of practice or professional interest, your exposure to Spanish, and goals for taking the class.
    • No letters of recommendation or other items are required
  • Upon submission of your application, we will waive your application fee, and a member of our office will follow-up with you about enrollment in the course and other administrative needs.