Certificate in Intercultural Health – Chinese

Connect Chinese language and culture with your health career.

The Intercultural Health Certificate represents a collaboration between the School of Liberal Arts, the IU School of Nursing and the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health. Its purpose is to enhance the knowledge and clinical skills of nurses, public healthcare providers, and other health professionals by promoting an awareness of intercultural relationships. The four-semester program will provide a curriculum that incorporates language proficiency levels in tracks in Chinese (Mandarin) at the 300 and 400 levels for undergraduates, combined with a focus on core nursing, public health, and other health science skills in a bilingual setting.

This certificate will prepare students in health field areas to become leaders in the service of international and intercultural community members. The preparation includes cultural and linguistic skills, as well as exposure to local and global health issues including those relevant to immigrant and refugee populations.

Certificate Requirements

A Certificate in Intercultural Health (Chinese) requires satisfactory completion of the following requirements:

  • Minimum GPA for entry into the program is 3.0.
  • Complete 18 credit hours as prescribed below
  • To declare the certificate, complete the School of Liberal Arts online declaration form.

Foreign Language Class

Choose two 6 credit course.

  • EALC-C 301: Third Year (First Semester) Chinese Language
  • EALC-C 302: Third Year (Second Semester) Chinese Language (to be offered in Spring 2022).
  • EALC-C 401: Fourth Year (First Semester) Chinese Language
  • EALC-C 402: Fourth Year (Second Semester) Chinese Language
  • EALC-C 495: Improve Chinese Proficiency through Chinese Linguistics and Translation

Language Medical Terms Courses

Choose one 3 credit course.

  • EALC E 397 Traditional Chinese Medicine Culture

Culture Class

Choose one 3 credit course.

  • EALC-E-334 Contemporary Chinese Cinema
  • EALC-E 335 Studies in Chinese Martial Arts Culture
  • EALC-E 396 East Asian Culture and Civilization: The I Ching

Global Health Issues

Choose one 3 credit course. Courses offered through the School of Nursing.

  • PBHL H 330: Global Public Health
  • PBHL S 340: Cultural Competency in the Promotion of Health
  • NURS B 334: Translational Care of Families and Populations
  • NURS B 444: Nursing Intensive: Managing Health & Illness Across Care Environments
  • NURS K 436 Global Health Issues in Nursing

Healthcare clinical, service learning, or related internship*

Choose one 3 credit course. Courses offered through the School of Nursing.

  • PBHL H380 Health Service Management Internship
  • PBHL P400/450/455 Topics in Public Health: Health Systems around the World

*or equivalent IU approved overseas program


Degree Map

To help you guide your four-year college journey, consult your degree map for a snapshot of classes you will be taking to finish your degree.

More Info

Contact Dr. Jing Wang, Director of the Program in Chinese.