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Lactation Consultant Certificate

This Lactation Consultant specialized certificate program expands the clinical knowledge of the breastfeeding professional who interfaces with the breastfeeding client by understanding problems of clinical management.

Certification as a lactation consultant is approved preparation for healthcare providers who interact and triage infant nutrition problems and concerns. The course of study is based on objectives, guidelines and competencies established by LEAARC.

Although UC San Diego does not issue the credential of Lactation Consultant, they support the IBLCE.

To learn about becoming a Lactation Consultant in more detail, please visit breastfeeding-education.com and watch a comprehensive presentation from our lead instructor, Gini Baker.

Application Term for Pathway 2 will be from January 1st till June 30th 2016.

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Certificate Course Matrix
Course Title Course Number Units FA WI SP SU
Prerequisite Course (Required for Pathway 2 students only)
Lactation Educator Counselor Training Program
RMED-40006
4
O,X O,X O,X O,X
Required Course (Only 1 of the courses below required depending on approved Pathway)
Lactation Consultant Education
RMED-40019
12
O O O O
Hybrid Lactation Consultant
RMED-40024
12
O      
IBLCE Exam CE Courses (Pathway 2 students additional CE subjects required for IBCLE exam)
Medical Terminology
FPM-40172
1
O O O O
Anatomy & Physiology for Allied Health
FPM-40320
4.5
O O O O
Ethics for Healthcare Professionals
BUSA-80010
0
O O O O
Lactation Medical Documentation
RMED-80000
0
O O O O
Occupational Safety & Security for Health Professionals
FPM-40554
1
O O O O
Fundamentals of Infection Prevention/Clinical Epidemiology
FPM-40577
1
O O O O
CT: Practical Clinical Statistics for the Non-Statistician
FPM-40233
2
O O O O
Foundations of Nutrition I: Introduction to Nutrition Science
BIOL-40320
3
O O O O
L=La Jolla M=Mission Valley O=Online U=University City X=Location TBA
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Candidates are encouraged to apply in the certificate program as early as possible to take advantage of program benefits. See Certificate FAQs for more information.

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Contact: Healthcare & Behavioral Sciences, 858-534-9262
Email: unexhealthcare@ucsd.edu
Please note: Upon acceptance into the program, there will be a $60 certificate fee.

Conditions for Admission

Please see the application for specific admission requirements for this program. Although a college degree or professional experience in the field are not required, applicants with such experience may receive preference for admission when program capacity is limited. All students are required to complete the application (click on "Apply Now").

Next Steps Experience

Connect your classroom education with real-world knowledge through a Next Step Experience. These specially designed programs allow students to gain hands-on experience by working closely with instructors and/or peers on real-world projects.

The Lactation Consultant specialized certificate program expands the clinical knowledge of the breastfeeding professional who interfaces with the breastfeeding client by understanding problems of clinical management. The Pathway 2 Next Step Experience includes a supervised in-person clinical rotation with a current IBCLC as well as crucial test preparation for the IBCLE Exam.

Please Note

Application for Hybrid Pathway 2 Program will be accepted January 1, 2016 - June 30th, 2016. Next Hybrid Pathway 2 Program will be offered in Fall 2016.