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LGBTQ Public Health Certificate Program

Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health—the CEPH-accredited #1 school of public health in Philadelphia—offers the Certificate in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) Health in partnership with Drexel University Online, a premier provider of online higher education.

Why Should You Enroll In The LGBTQ+ Public Health Certificate Program

Graduate students and practicing healthcare professionals who wish to better understand and address health issues specific to various and diverse LGBTQ+ populations will find value in the LGBTQ+ Health certificate.

Through this certificate program, students gain advanced training in the research, sampling and measurement methodologies used to investigate LGBTQ+ health and health disparities.

Randall Sell“Public health experts are starting to uncover the diverse set of issues relevant to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, and they are developing the tools necessary to study these populations effectively,” said Randall Sell, ScD, (left), professor in the Department of Community Health & Prevention at Dornsife.

"The methods and concepts used in the practice of public health research, including programming and program evaluations, must often be modified in order to apply to rare, stigmatized and/or hidden groups."

LGBTQ+ Certificate Objectives

The certificate enhances students' knowledge of the diverse needs of the LGBTQ+ community including:

  • Health concerns and disparities associated with sexual orientations (focusing on the concerns of sexual minorities)
  • Health concerns and disparities associates with sexes and genders (focusing on the concerns of gender minorities)
  • How behaviors and outcomes are related to stress, stigma, and other social determinants that sexual and gender minorities experience as marginalized communities.

LGBTQ Public Health Certificate Courses (9 Credits)

The curriculum is a series of three online graduate-level courses.

The three required courses are:

  • CHP 681 Research with Rare, Stigmatized and Hidden Populations - 3 credits
  • CHP 684 Sexual Orientations And Health - 3 credits
  • CHP 685 Genders And Sexes And Health - 3 credits

The certificate program is taught by nationally‐recognized faculty from Drexel Dornsife and led by Dr. Sell, whose experience investigating and measuring sexual minorities’ public health outcomes provides a foundation for the curriculum.

This program is also available as a graduate minor in LGBT health.

Admissions Requirements For Drexel Dornsife’s LGBTQ+ Certificate

  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • A completed application (there is no fee to apply)
  • Application materials: a resume and the official transcripts from all universities/colleges/post-secondary educational institutions that you attended

Students can begin the certificate in Fall, Winter, or Spring and then follow the sequence of courses.

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Learn More About the LGBTQ+ Certificate with Drexel University Online

For more information on this program or to enroll, please visit Drexel University Online.

Read about all graduate certificates in public health offered by the Dornsife School of Public Health.