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LGBTQ Public Health Certificate Program

Drexel University Online, a premier provider of online higher education, and the Dornsife School of Public Health are pleased to offer the Certificate in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Health.

The LGBT Health certificate is intended for graduate students and practicing healthcare professionals who wish to better understand and address health issues specific to various and diverse LGBT populations.

Randall Sell“Public health experts are just 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 Public Health Certificate Courses

Through a series of three online graduate-level courses, participants gain advanced training in the research, sampling and measurement methodologies used to investigate LGBT health and health disparities. 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 will enhance students' knowledge of these concepts and explore how such methods can be adapted most effectively in practice with LGBT people and others,” said Sell.

The certificate is taught by nationally‐recognized faculty from Dornsife and the program is led by 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.

Learn More About the LGBT 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.