Graduate Minor in Sexual Health and Wellness

About the Graduate Minor

The graduate minor in Sexual Health and Wellness provides the healthcare professional with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required to provide comprehensive and sensitive sexual health care to patients and their partners. Graduates will be able to discuss a wide range of patient sexual health issues, promote sexual wellness, diagnose and treat sexual problems, and provide patient education on various sexual health topics.

Upon completing the program, graduates be able to:

  • Collaborate with other appropriate health care team members to improve patient sexual health
  • Conduct age-appropriate sexual health screenings, in-depth sexual history interviews, and sexual health counseling
  • Demonstrate an understanding of healthy sexual function, sexual response cycles, sexual orientation, gender identity, and human sexual behavior
  • Design individualized, comprehensive, culturally appropriate plans of care to help patients achieve their sexual health goals
  • Develop specific ways to act as an ally to patients who may experience discrimination and marginalization due to their sexual and gender identity, behaviors, or history
  • Provide age-appropriate, culturally-competent, and comprehensive patient education on a wide variety of sexuality topics
  • Reflect on the importance of sexual wellness as part of the overall health of patients, with a deep understanding of the potential biological, psychological, social, cultural, and religious influencing factors

Admission Requirement

  • Current enrollment in a master's program at Drexel University
  • GPA of 3.0 and above
  • Standardized Tests: None
  • Transcripts: Not required
  • Prerequisites: N/A
  • References: Not required
  • Personal Statement/ Essay: Personal statement describing interest in minor and relevance to career goals
  • Interview/Portfolio: Not required
  • CV/Resume: Required

Tuition and Fee Rates

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Program Requirements

IPS 534Introduction to Patient Sexuality3.0
IPS 535Sexual Function and Dysfunction 3.0
IPS 536Sexuality Counseling & Interviewing 3.0
Select one of the following3.0
Medical Management of Sexual Health and Wellness Across the Continuum
Foundations of Sexuality Education and Health Promotion
Total Credits12.0

Additional Information

For more information, contact:

Ms. Jillian Randall
Academic Advisor

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