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Learn the Knowledge and Skills to be a

Sexuality Educator, Sex Therapist, or Sex Counselor!

The Sexuality Training Institute Sexual Health Certificate Program through the Ohio Center for Relationship & Sexual Health is a 12-month program designed for individuals who want to pave their career in the field of Human Sexuality.  


There are multiple tracks available, dependent upon educational background and individual goals as follows: 


For graduate level individuals who are licensed in the fields of Mental Health (Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, Clinical Counseling, and Social Work), the educational track will help to prepare you for the possibility of board certification as a Sex Therapist.

For graduate level professions such as Medicine, Nursing, Physical Therapy, and Clergy/Pastoral Counseling, the educational track will help to prepare you for the possibility of board certification as a Sex Counselor.

For individuals with a bachelor's degree, the educational track for Sexuality Education will prepare you for a career and the possibility of certification as a Sexuality Educator. 


Each program track consists of 150 credit hours that are designed to meet the AASECT requirements for certification in each respective certification designation.  The Core Knowledge areas make up 90 of those hours, and the remaining 60 hours correspond with in Sexuality Education, Sex Counselor, and Sex Therapy Training topics and competency areas required by the American Association of Sexuality Educators Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) for certification as a Sexuality Educator, Sex Therapist, or Sex Counselor.

Coursework is delivered in a combination of dynamic in-person training weekends, engaging, comprehensive and informative web-based learning through self-paced e-learning courses, readings and reflection papers, and live webinar opportunities.    


There is also an option to participate in a Sexual Attitudes Reassessment (SAR) experience to meet further AASECT requirments for certification.  The SAR is a 15-hour dynamic and engaging process of self-discovery, learning, and group process.  This experience is to focus on the participant's own feelings, attitudes, values, and beliefs regarding human sexuality and sexual behavior.  By design, this training is not group or personal psychotherapy or an academic experience.  While some information is given, it is meant to facilitate exploration, not on acquiring cognitive information.

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