Feb 08, 2023  
2019-2020 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Latino Health and Nutrition Studies Graduate Certificate

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. Britt Rios-Ellis at 562-985-5312 or Britt.Rios- Ellis@csulb.edu.


  1. Admission to an active CSULB graduate program.
  2. A minimum overall GPA of 3.0 in a graduate program.
  3. Completion of the Certificate Program Application.
  4. One letter of reference.
  5. Copies of academic transcripts (turned into the university).

Must have completed (with a grade of “B” or better) the following undergraduate courses or equivalent:


  1. A minimum overall GPA of 3.0 in certificate coursework.
  2. A minimum of 6 units in certificate coursework completed per academic year.