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Online Graduate Certificate for Sexual and Reproductive Health

Description of Program

The online graduate certificate in Sexual and Reproductive Health provides 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.

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For more information about this certificate program:

  • Dr. Heather Eastman-Mueller
    Department of Applied Health Science
    Indiana University
    1025 E. Seventh 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 the certificate director. Students will be notified of the admission decision by SPH-B 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 a residence in Bloomington to complete any part of the certificate. All of the coursework is online.


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 this training. The competencies gained in this program will be beneficial to those who are working, or plan to work,  as a sexual and reproductive health focused individual in 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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