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  • Certificate in Sexual Health and Wellness

    Overview

    The Graduate Certificate in Sexual Health and Wellness prepares you with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required to provide comprehensive and sensitive sexual health care to patients and their partners. You'll be able to discuss a wide range of patient sexual health issues, promote sexual wellness, diagnose and treat sexual problems, and provide patient education on various sexual health topics.

    Upon completing the program, you'll be able to:

    • Collaborate with other appropriate health care team members to improve patient sexual health
    • Conduct age-appropriate sexual health screenings, in-depth sexual history interviews, and sexual health counseling
    • Demonstrate an understanding of healthy sexual function, sexual response cycles, sexual orientation, gender identity, and human sexual behavior
    • Design individualized, comprehensive, culturally appropriate plans of care to help patients achieve their sexual health goals
    • Develop specific ways to act as an ally to patients who may experience discrimination and marginalization due to their sexual and gender identity, behaviors, or history
    • Provide age-appropriate, culturally-competent, and comprehensive patient education on a wide variety of sexuality topics
    • Reflect on the importance of sexual wellness as part of the overall health of patients, with a deep understanding of the potential biological, psychological, social, cultural, and religious influencing factors

    For questions, please contact:

    Jillian Randall
    Academic Advisor
    267.359.5692
    jnr56@drexel.edu


    State restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more.

    Curriculum

    This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.

    Required Courses 
    IPS 534Introduction to Patient Sexuality3.0
    IPS 535Sexual Function and Dysfunction3.0
    IPS 536Sexuality Counseling & Interviewing3.0
    Select one of the following courses: 
    IPS 537
    Medical Management of Sexual Health and Wellness Across the Continuum3.0
    IPS 538
    Foundations of Sexuality Education and Health Promotion3.0
    Total Credits12.0

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    Admissions Criteria

    • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
      • Specific clinical/work/volunteer experience is not required

    Required Documents

    With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application Guide.

    • A completed application
    • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
    • One professional letter of recommendation
      • Personal statement describing your interest in the certificate program and your particular specialty  
        • Resume
        • Additional requirements for International Students

        Tuition

        The tuition rate for the academic year 2016-2017 is $913 per credit. (A 10% discount off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $1014 per credit)


        • This rate applies only to new online students.
          • Students being readmitted to Drexel University must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.
        • This program is not eligible for Financial Aid.
        • Special tuition rates available for Drexel University Alumni, Military members, and members of our Partner Organizations.
        • Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings.
        • When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.

         

        Academic Calendar

        2016-2017 Academic Year

        Term 
        Classes Begin 
        Classes End 
        Exams Begin 
        Exams End 

        Fall 2016     

        September 19, 2016

        December 3, 2016

        December 5, 2016

        December 10, 2016

        Winter 2017 

        January 9, 2017

        March 18, 2017

        March 20, 2017

        March 25, 2017

        Spring 2017 

        April 3, 2017

        June 10, 2017

        June 12, 2017

        June 16, 2017

        Summer 2017 

        June 26, 2017

        September 2, 2017

        September 5, 2017

        September 9, 2017


        2017-2018 Academic Year

        Term 
        Classes Begin 
        Classes End 
        Exams Begin 
        Exams End 

        Fall 2017     

        September 25, 2017

        December 9, 2017

        December 11, 2017

        December 16, 2017

        Winter 2018 

        January 8, 2018

        March 17, 2018

        March 19, 2018

        March 24, 2018

        Spring 2018 

        April 2, 2018

        June 9, 2018

        June 11, 2018

        June 15, 2018

        Summer 2018 

        June 25, 2018

        September 1, 2018

        September 4, 2018

        September 8, 2018

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