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Undergraduate Certificate Public Health Studies – Human Lactation

The Public Health Studies – Human Lactation course at Portland State University offers comprehensive lactation training for non-health professionals who want to become certified as International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC).

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: TBA
Starting in: September
Tuition Fee: $29,706 per year
Location: Portland Campus (Portland, United States) / Blended

Our two universities, our city, and our state are recognized as national leaders in health exploration, innovation, and community-based partnership.Our graduates emerge with degrees endorsed by both OHSU and PSU in a field in which demand is growing rapidly.

Your Public Health Studies – Human Lactation course at Portland State University is Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) accredited and will provide you with the skills necessary to enter into the field of public health/community health, and the sub-discipline you choose.

We also provide a strong foundation and support for those wishing to pursue graduate study.


Completion of the IBLCE Pathway 2 Lactation Program enables students to sit for the International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) exam. IBCLC designation enables students to provide advanced practice clinical lactation care for families in a variety of settings. Our IBLCE Pathway 2 Program offers 100 hours of lactation education and 300 hours of varied clinical experience directly supervised by IBCLCs.

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Courses Included

  • Lactation Education
  • Practicum