Healthcare Translation and Interpreting
Now available: In-State Tuition for Out-of-State members of the Tennessee Association of Professional Interpreters and Translators ( TAPIT)
Why become a Healthcare Translator and Interpreter?
Web-Enhanced Program in Healthcare Translation and Interpreting
Competencies acquired through the program
After completion of the program the student will be able to:
In addition to the admission requirements of the School of Graduate Studies*, the following materials are required for admission to the Graduate Certificate Program in Healthcare Translation and Interpreting:
TAPIT and ETSU Graduate Credit Agreement
East Tennessee State University (ETSU) and the Tennessee Association of Professional Interpreters and Translators (TAPIT) have finalized an agreement that will benefit TAPIT members who live outside Tennessee.
Starting fall semester 2011, out-of-state TAPIT members are eligible to take online and onsite classes for the Graduate Certificate in Health Care Translation and Interpreting (TIC) at East Tennessee State University (ETSU) at in-state rates. This is a convenient, cost-effective way to earn graduate credits and prepare for one or both of the national certification exams.
Requirements for the Certificate:
The web-enhanced certificate program requires successful completion of 12 semester credit hours distributed in the following courses:
Fundamentals of Translation and Interpretation - 100% Online Course (3 Credits)
Description: A study of the history, theory, linguistic challenges, ethics, and standards of practice in the fields of translation and interpreting.
Medical Terminology - 100% Online Course (3 Credits)
Description: A study of medicine and its translation from source language to target language, and from target to source language. Students translate all terminology into their second language with supervision from a language coach.
Health Care Translation - 100% Online Course
Health Care Interpreting - Web-Enhanced Course (3 Credits)
Description: Practical application of techniques to develop excellence in health care interpreting, including shadowing, memory building, note-taking skills, and cultural competency through the use of both extemporaneous and prepared materials. A ten-hour interpreting experience in a clinic, agency, or hospital is required.
ONLINE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
: The four classes are100% online starting Fall Semester 2012.
Prerequisite for all LANG courses:
Acceptance to Graduate Studies and the Translation & Interpretation Program
Or by permission of instructor.
For more information:
Program Coordinator: Ardis Nelson
Instructor: Ardis L. Nelson, Ph.D., is a professor of Literature and Language at East Tennessee State University and Director of the ETSU Language and Culture Resource Center, which coordinates service-learning programs and community based research. She is a Tennessee State Certified Spanish Court Interpreter and has served as Board Member and Secretary of the Tennessee Association of Professional Interpreters and Translators (TAPIT) since 2007.
* General Admission Requirements for Master's Degree and Certificate Programs in the School of Graduate Studies: The following standards and materials are required of all masters and certificate applicants regardless of program: 1) A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. Degrees from non-accredited institutions will be evaluated on an individual basis; 2) A completed application form; 3) One official transcript from every college or university where the applicant has taken courses, except for previous course work at ETSU; 4) A personal essay of 150-300 words, detailing your interests in a graduate program at ETSU; 5) A non-refundable application fee of $25 ($35 for international students); and 6) An undergraduate GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale *(some programs require a higher GPA).