Graduate Academic Programs

Graduate Certificates

Sexual and Reproductive Health Certificate

Description of Program

The online graduate Certificate in Sexual and Reproductive Health will provide graduate students and working professionals with a solid foundation in core competencies related to sexual and reproductive health. With a focus on enhancing sexuality knowledge, strengthening research skills, and expanding teaching methods, the certificate provides an opportunity to advance training essential to sexual and reproductive health professionals across diverse geographic areas, topics, and cultures.


The Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington exclusively accepts applications for admission to the Sexual and Reproductive Health  certificate program through the Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS) at Graduate certificate program admission is through a streamlined version of the SOPHAS application, called SOPHAS Express. The application for fall 2021 admission will be available through the SOPHAS on August 18, 2020. Be sure to thoroughly read all directions in the SOPHAS Express application. Please contact SOPHAS at:, if you have questions regarding their online application.

In addition to completion and submission of the SOPHAS application, all applicants must also complete and submit the Indiana University Bloomington Online Graduate and Professional Admissions Application at This supplemental application is brief and will not cost applicants any additional fees. This duplication of application information is required for admission. The Indiana University Bloomington Online Graduate and Professional Admissions Application requires completion of an "Application Information" section. In the drop-down box for "Academic Program," select Public Health-Bloomington Nondegree for certificate program admission. In the drop-down box for academic plan, select Online Graduate Certificate in Public Health.

For answers to questions about our degree and certificate programs, our Indiana University Bloomington Online Graduate and Professional Admissions Application, or your complete SOPHAS Express application, please contact our Director of Graduate Admissions, Nelda Montemayor, at nmontema [at] indiana [dot] edu.

For more information about this certificate program:

  • Dr. Heather Eastman-Mueller
    Department of Applied Health Science
    Indiana University
    1025 East 7th Street, SPH 116
    Bloomington, IN 47405
    Phone: (812) 855-4851

    Students are encouraged to contact Dr. Heather Eastman-Mueller before applying for admission to this program. Admissions will be reviewed by certificate director. Students will be notified of the admission decision by SPH Office of Graduate Admissions.
Certificate Requirements (15 cr.)

Students in the Certificate program must be admitted to or currently enrolled at Indiana University. The certificate requires 15 credit hours of graduate course work with a minimum cumulative GPA in certificate courses of 3.0. No course with a grade below C- will count toward requirements for this certificate.

Complete the following courses (15 cr.):

  • SPH-B 630 Sexual and Reproductive Health Surveillance (3 cr.)
  • SPH-B 632 Sexual Health: Contemporary Discoveries and Controversies (3 cr.)
  • SPH-B 634 Sexual Health Research and Evaluation (3 cr.)
  • SPH-H 633 Advanced Instructional Methods in Sexual and Reproductive Health (3 cr.)
  • SPH-X 660 Population Health Determinants (3 cr.)
Special Opportunities

The certificate is 15 credit hours. Students do not need to be in residence in Bloomington to complete any part of the certificate. All of the coursework is available online. Students who are enrolled in residential programs on the IU Bloomington campus should consult with the certificate director about both online and in-person offerings.


Virtually every community in the world struggles with the public health impacts of sexual and reproductive health issues. As such, professionals across the spectrum who work with individuals, couples, and communities on complex issues related to sexuality can benefit from the career enhancements that come with graduate training of this nature. The competencies gained in this program will be beneficial to those who are currently working, or who have a career goal to work as a sexual and reproductive health focused individual in a range of professions such as:

  • Community health educator
  • Physician, nurse practitioner, midwife, nurse, physician assistant
  • Public health researcher
  • School health educator
  • Community health educator
  • Sexuality educator
  • Technical advisors and consultants
  • Policy makers and community leaders
  • Managers in community-based organizations
  • Government

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