Human Lactation (Post-Baccalaureate Certificate)

Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), the Advanced Certificate Program in Human Lactation will prepare students for a professional healthcare career as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). As a result of the 95 didactic hours of coursework and 300 hours of clinical experience required by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBCLE), students who successfully pass the exam will qualify for positions domestically and internationally. The graduate certificate, designed to prepare IBCLCs, will focus on the health advantages of human milk, the physiology of breastfeeding, clinical practice and care management of breastfeeding, and how to provide culturally-competent care to families.

Certificate Requirements

Total credit hours: 18

Courses: FCS 620, 621, 622, 623, 624, and 625


Contact Information

Department of Family and Consumer Sciences

Graduate Coordinator: Janiya Mitnaul Williams, MA, IBCLC, RLC, CLC 
: 336-285-3176 

Department Chair (Interim): Dr. Valerie Jarvis McMillan
Phone: 336-334-7850