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Certificate in Human Lactation

The School of Public Health provides Lactation Pathway courses and training for undergraduate students to obtain their International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) Certificate. Providing students advanced practice clinical lactation care for families in a variety of settings.

Our program prepares students to sit for the International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) exam.

Your Program Essentials

Find everything you need to know about our Human Lactation Certificate program

Program Requirements

View the requirements for the IBCLC Health Sciences Education and more.

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Course Information

Review the information for each course in the Lactation program.

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Lactation Advising

We offer Advising for prospective students with questions about our Lactation program.

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Application Information

Learn more about the Lactation program application process.

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Clinical Lactation Experience

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Clinical Options

Tuition & Financial Aid

Learn about tuition and financial aid options available to Lactation Education students.

Tuition Fees

Passing Rates

See the success rates of our Lactation program graduates.

Program Outcomes

Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to the frequently asked questions about our Lactation program.


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Why Get Certified?

The undergraduate certificate in Human Lactation offers comprehensive lactation training for:

  • Students who want to improve their lactation skills
  • Non-health professionals who want to become certified as International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC)
  • Health professionals who want to become certified as International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC)
  • Students wishing to seek a bachelor’s degree in Public Health Studies
  • Students interested in politics, policy and research from the perspective of improving maternal and infant health outcomes
SPH Certificate In Human Lactation Overview
IBCLC Process Overview

Start Your Lactation Certification Process

You must complete four steps to become an IBCLC:

  1. Obtain your Health Sciences Education
  2. Obtain your Lactation Education
  3. Obtain your Clinical Experince
  4. Pass the IBLCE Certification Exam

Becoming a Lactation Consultant

Hear how our graduate Liz decided to make a career towards becoming a Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).  You can learn more about her lactation journey at this YouTube channel or on PSU Media Space.