Certificate in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Health

Certificate Level: Graduate  
Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree
Certificate Type: Post-Baccalaureate
Number of Credits to Completion: 9.0
Instructional Delivery: Online
Calendar Type: Quarter
Expected Time to Completion: 1 year
Financial Aid Eligibility: Not aid eligible
Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code: 51.2207
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 21-1091

About the Program

The Certificate in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Health program is designed to address the complex issues confronting the health disparities and health-seeking behaviors of LGBT people. The sequence of courses examines health disparities, research, sampling, and measurement methodologies involved in the study of LGBT populations, and the intersections of social identities/inequalities, such as those based on ethnicity, sexual orientation, and sex/gender, among others. 

The program is offered entirely online and in a flexible format to provide qualified students and health professionals with an opportunity to acquire these credentials regardless of restrictions in time and physical location. Those who successfully complete the certificate program and wish to broaden their scope of public health education could pursue an MPH degree program. 

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the Certificate in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Health program must meet the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Working knowledge of and access to a PC, high-speed connection to Internet, and MS Office applications
  • Ability to download free versions of Adobe Acrobat Reader, Skype, and/or VSee teleconferencing applications
  • Demonstrated interest or work experience in public health

Program Requirements

Required Courses
CHP 681Research with Rare, Stigmatized and Hidden Populations3.0
CHP 682LGBT Health Disparities3.0
CHP 683Intersectional Perspectives3.0
Total Credits9.0

Sample Plan of Study

First Year
CHP 6813.0
CHP 6823.0
CHP 6833.0
Total Credits 9

Additional Information

For more information about this program, contact:

Amanda Keefer, EdM
Program Manager
Department of Community Health and Prevention

Additional information can be found on the Drexel University Online website including how to apply.

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