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Human Sexuality Post-baccalaureate Certificate

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College of Continuing and Professional Studies
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  • Program Type: Post-baccalaureate credit certificate/licensure/endorsement
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Length of program in credits: 12
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
  • Degree: Human Sexuality Postbacc Certificate
Along with the program-specific requirements listed below, please read the General Information section of this website for requirements that apply to all major fields.
Human sexuality and associated gender roles and sexual behavior are an integral part of health care, clinical and social sciences, biological sciences, and a determinant of population dynamics and population science. The HIV pandemic, and the prevalence of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) worldwide, make training in human sexuality an essential component of international development, reproductive and population health, and social policy. Sexual health issues are often part of a clinically oriented medical curriculum, and this online certificate broadens human sexuality education to a wider audience across the US and internationally. Completing this coursework will fulfill part of the requirements towards AASECT certification for sex educators in the components of core knowledge and sexuality education training.
Program Delivery
  • completely online (all program coursework can be completed online)
Prerequisites for Admission
The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 3.00.
Applicants must have a bachelorís degree from an accredited post-secondary US institution or an international equivalent.
Other requirements to be completed before admission:
Online Application through Apply Yourself Online application fee of $75 ($95 for international students) Resume or CV Personal Statement (1-2 pages) Two letters of recommendation from academic or professional references
International applicants must submit score(s) from one of the following tests:
  • TOEFL
    • Internet Based - Total Score: 84
    • Internet Based - Writing Score: 21
    • Internet Based - Reading Score: 19
  • IELTS
    • Total Score: 65.0
    • Reading Score: 6.5
    • Writing Score: 6.5
  • MELAB
    • Final score: 84
Key to test abbreviations (TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB).
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Use of 4xxx courses towards program requirements is not permitted.
A minimum GPA of 2.80 is required for students to remain in good standing.
Introduction to Human Sexuality (3 credits)
Required introduction to human sexuality course.
HSEX 6001 - Introduction to Human Sexuality (3.0 cr)
Electives (9 credits)
Elective coursework in Human Sexuality. Under exceptional circumstances and with the permission of the Director of Graduate Studies, students may substitute elective credits from other graduate level coursework in human sexuality.
HSEX 6011 - Policy in Human Sexuality: Cutting Edge Analyses (3.0 cr)
HSEX 6012 - Sexual Function and Dysfunction (3.0 cr)
HSEX 6013 - Sexual Health Education (3.0 cr)
 
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HSEX 6001 - Introduction to Human Sexuality
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to Human Sexuality covers topics in human sexuality, including biology and sexuality; sexuality across the lifespan, cultures and history; religions, epidemiology and clinical issues; and sexuality and legal/social aspects. Using readings, discussion forums, peer review, and an applied final project, students will understand the interactions between biological, social, and individual factors in producing variations in human sexuality.
HSEX 6011 - Policy in Human Sexuality: Cutting Edge Analyses
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Policy in Human Sexuality: Cutting Edge Analyses offers an overview of United States and international policy related to gender and sexuality. The course will present the content and impact of such policies across human life stages, from youth reproductive health to aging LGBTQ folks; and a variety of contexts including education, military service, employment, and criminal legal systems. Using readings, multimedia sources, discussion forums, peer review, and an applied final project, students will understand the theory, process, and central actors in policy development and implementation, and the real-world effects of these processes.
HSEX 6012 - Sexual Function and Dysfunction
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course that covers various aspects of sexual function and dysfunction as well as an in-depth overview of sexual health as it pertains to the general public. Using readings, discussion forums, peer review, and an applied final project, students will understand range of normal and abnormal sexual response, diagnostic categories of sexual dysfunction, and the range of therapies available.
HSEX 6013 - Sexual Health Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course covers the history of sexual education, primarily in the US with international comparison, as well as current and emerging issues in sexual education. Using readings, discussion forums, peer review, and an applied final project, students will understand the temporal changes in sexual health education in the US and abroad and the empirical, theoretical, and educational foundations of sexual health education.