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 RequirementsTo 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:
A bachelor's degree
2.5 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale
Admission requires the approval of the MyPublicHealthDirect program director. You need not submit standardized test scores (GRE/GMAT).
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
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