Health Care for All

Do you hold a license in nursing, social work, family science, or psychology? Or maybe you’re pursuing a professional degree in medicine, pharmacy, or dentistry? Health care professionals who can deliver sensitive, competent care to transgender and gender diverse patients and clients are more in demand than ever.

The Transgender and Gender Diverse Health Certificate is for people who want to make a difference on the front lines of health care, patient advocacy, or education. Whether you’re a practicing clinician or just starting out, now is the time to make a commitment to provide gender-affirming care.

    Why Choose Our Transgender and Gender Diverse Health Certificate?

    The Faculty. They are practitioners working at the cutting edge of transgender and gender diverse health. They regularly publish and present their research on the latest data and best practices in the field and are core contributors to developing world standards for transgender care.

    The Curriculum. We developed our certificate in partnership with the Institute for Sexual and Gender Health in the University of Minnesota Medical School, which includes the National Center for Gender Spectrum Health.

    The Staff and Students. We value an inclusive student environment.

    What You'll Learn

    • Up-to-date, evidence-based practices in gender affirming health care
    • How to approach transgender and gender diverse health through an intersectional lens
    • Real-life health considerations for transgender and gender diverse populations

    What Is a Stackable Credential?

    This certificate, stacked with the Human Sexuality Certificate, can apply toward the Master of Professional Studies in Sexual Health degree. Watch the video to learn more.

    Elective Certificate plus

     

    Sex Therapy OR Transgender Health Certificate

    Six Elective Credits equals

     

    Six Elective Credits

    Transgender Health Courses

    The Transgender and Gender Diverse Health certificate is made up of four fully online courses (12 credits total).

    • Health Care for Transgender and Gender Diverse Adults (HSEX 6311)
    • Intersectional and Decolonizing Approaches to Transgender Health (HSEX 6312)
    • Gender Diversity, Sexuality, and Sexual Health (HSEX 6313)
    • Health Care for Transgender and Gender-Diverse Children and Adolescents (HSEX 6314)

    Faculty

    Transgender and Gender Diverse Health faculty are experienced professionals working in the fields of sexuality and gender spectrum health care, therapy, education, and policy.

    Meet the Faculty

    Apply

    Fall Application Deadline: March 15
    Spring Application Deadline: October 15

    We strive to be fair in the admissions process. Our program thrives when we have students from different backgrounds and cultural experiences. The admissions committee looks at all the pieces of your application to ensure a good fit for academic success. We do not require standardized test scores from the Graduate Record Exam (GRE).

    Contact enrollment advisor Steve Wicks if you would like to apply and:

    • you have completed the U of M’s Human Sexuality Certificate.
    • you have been admitted to the U of M’s Human Sexuality Certificate.
    • you have questions about admission requirements.
    • you would like advice on how to gather your application materials.

    Admission Requirements

    We welcome applications from students who have:

    • a bachelor's degree from an accredited post-secondary US institution or its foreign equivalent
    • an undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.00*

    * If your GPA is lower than 3.00, please provide an explanation in the extenuating circumstances part of your professional statement.

    Application Checklist

    Your complete application will include:

    • An online application
    • A professional statement
    • Two letters of recommendation (optional)
    • College transcripts
    • A resume or curriculum vitae
    • English proficiency test scores (if applicable)
    • An application fee

    Ready to take the next step and start gathering your materials?

    Prepare Your Application Materials

    Admissions Advising

    Graduate enrollment advisor Steve Wicks is happy to answer your questions about the Transgender and Gender Diverse Health program and the application procedure.

    Or you can give Steve a call at 612-301-6127.

    Do you have a more detailed question or want to tell us a little bit about yourself before the meeting? Fill out this brief questionnaire.

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