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Sexual and Reproductive Health

Graduate Certificate

Virtually every community in the world struggles with the public health impacts of unintended pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, and sexual violence. To date, there are very few academic programs that provide comprehensive training in the prevention and management of these sexual and reproductive health issues on a broad scale. While some academic graduate programs exist, they are largely available in the US, and rarely delivered through an online platform. That means they are generally unavailable to those living in communities that lack resources and the infrastructure to address these community issues, particularly in developing areas of the world. 

The IU Online Graduate Certificate in Sexual and Reproductive Health provides foundational training in the prevention and management of sexual and reproductive health issues on a broad scale. Courses are taught by leading faculty in the School of Public Health. 

As a student in the program, you synthesize and critically examine scientific research related to sexual and reproductive health. You assess the various sexuality education curricula, resources, and programs based on a range of individual and community characteristics, including visible and invisible diversities. You develop a sexuality education course syllabus with developmentally appropriate instructional methods aligned with national teacher preparation standards, policies, and laws that reflect the diversity of the community. 

In addition, you study and critique the major systems of sexual and reproductive health surveillance and their respective methodologies. You summarize the legal and ethical foundations of sexual and reproductive health surveillance. You review practical and theoretical concepts required for developing sexual and reproductive health research trajectories for program proposals for extramural funding. You identify technical aspects related to applying for and managing extramural funds for sexual and reproductive health and practice activities, from a diverse range of funding sources.

Your IU Online Graduate Certificate in Sexual and Reproductive Health prepares you for such careers as:

  • Reproductive health specialist/counselor 
  • Health center director 
  • Family planning educator 
  • Community health educator 
  • Sexual wellness counselor 
  • Student life counselor 
  • Diversity educator 
  • Outreach and education specialist 
  • Teen sexual health specialist 
  • Behavior intervention specialist 

Certificate Requirements

To earn the Graduate Certificate in Sexual and Reproductive Health, you must complete 15 credit hours in sexual and reproductive health core courses. 


To be accepted to this program, you must have:
  1. A bachelor's degree

  2. 2.5 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale
  3. Admission requires the approval of the MyPublicHealthDirect program director. You need not submit standardized test scores (GRE/GMAT).
NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states


  • SPH-B 589Social and Behavioral Determinants of Health3 Credits
  • SPH-B 630Sexual and Reproductive Health Surveillance3 Credits
  • SPH-B 632Sexual Health: Contemporary Discoveries and Controversies3 Credits
  • SPH-B 634Sexual Health Research and Evaluation3 Credits
  • SPH-H 633Advanced Instructional Methods in Sexual and Reproductive Health3 Credits

Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $450.82
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1352.46
Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $540.98
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1622.94
Note:  Additional fees will apply.

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