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A Core function of the Center is to deliver education and training to the Indiana University community and to sexual health professionals around the globe. In this section of our website you will find details of our educational and training initiatives. To learn more about any of these opportunities, please contact us at

Research Training | CSHP Doctoral Seminar and Workshop in Sexual HealthCourses at IU | Graduate and Undergraduate Degrees

Research Training and the Sexual Health Research Working Group

Our Center maintains a commitment to fostering independent student research through the sexual health research working group (SHRWG). Through SHRWG, the Center brings together Masters-level students with doctoral-level Student Project Coordinators in order to conduct independent and original research projects. Research training topics for students involved with our Center include: researching and synthesizing available literature; data entry, cleaning, and analysis; research instrument creation and data collection; and technology training. Our students also have the opportunity to present research projects at local and national conferences, as well as assist in writing papers for publication. If you are interested in joining one of our projects please contact us at to learn more about current opportunities.


CSHP Doctoral Research Seminar

In our doctoral research seminar, faculty and doctoral students meet regularly for a variety of guest lectures, practical research training and skills-building activities, and student-led presentations and discussions. It’s also a chance for our team to check in regularly on our respective grant proposals, papers, and presentations. This course is reserved for doctoral students at the Center for Sexual Health Promotion.


I.U. Courses Affiliated with the Center

The following courses are offered by the Department of Applied Health Science and are affiliated with the activities of the Center.

Graduate Courses

Graduate Seminar - Summer 2017! SPH F650: Sexual Health Research & Evaluation Methods. This course focuses on developing skills for conducting sexual health research and evaluation, with an emphasis on community-based considerations. [This 3 credit graduate seminar will be taught online by Dr. Brian Dodge - for more information email]

Doctoral Seminar - Ongoing. SPH H650: Seminar Sexual Health. Faculty and doctoral students meet regularly for a variety of guest lectures, practical research training and skills-building activities, and student-led presentations and discussions. This course is reserved for doctoral students at the Center for Sexual Health Promotion [This 1 credit doctoral seminar is facilitated by Dr. Jane Fu - for more information email]

Undergraduate Courses

SPH H317: Sexual Health Promotion. This course is an intensive seminar on contemporary sexual health issues and provides students with training in the delivery of campus and community-based sexual health programs. Students must have completed SPH F255 (Human Sexuality) prior to being considered for this course.

SPH H317: Challenging Sexual Violence. This course offers an intensive look at sexual violence in our society and serves as the training program for Indiana University’s RAISE program (Raising Awareness In Sexual Encounters).


Degree Programs Related To Sexual Health

Indiana University offers a range of graduate and undergraduate degrees for individuals pursuing a career in sexual health. Below is a description of the degrees offered by the Department of Applied Health Science.

Doctoral Programs

Ph.D. in Health Behavior

The Ph.D. in Health Behavior offers scholars an opportunity to pursue advanced training in research. The vast sexuality-related resources at Indiana University make it offer an unmatched opportunity to connect with hundreds of other scholars and students pursuing work in the area of sexual health. The degree is highly individualized and students benefit from the opportunity to engage with some of the nation's leading sexuality-focused scholars to design a doctoral degree program that is consistent with a student's career goals.

Ph.D. Minors

Individualized Ph.D. Minors. Students who are already enrolled in a doctoral program at Indiana University routinely work with faculty in the Center for Sexual Health Promotion to design doctoral minors that help students gain skills and knowledge in research related to sexual health. Previous CSHP Ph.D. student minors include Mixed Methods Inquiry in Sexual Health Research and Research Methods for Sexual and Gender Minority Health.

Ph.D. Minor in Human Sexuality Education. The Department of Applied Health Science offers a doctoral minor in human sexuality education for students currently enrolled in Ph.D. programs at Indiana University.

Masters Programs

Master of Public Health (MPH)

The MPH program at IUB is focused on the social and behavioral sciences that are essential for understanding health behaviors and developing health promotion interventions designed to successful career in public health. Substantial numbers of MPH students are engaged in the work of the Center and are actively pursuing sexual health as their primary area of focus. Students complete core public health coursework in epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental health, health behavior theory and health administration and further specialize their training by selecting one of two available concentrations: practice and leadership or public health research.

Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Science (B.S) Degrees

The Department of Applied Health Science offers a range of undergraduate degrees for students wishing to pursue sexual health issues. Our degree programs in public health, school health education, and human development & family studies offer solid preparation in the conceptual and practical foundations of the health sciences that will prepare individuals for a career or for more advanced graduate study in sexual health.

Undergraduate Minor in Human Sexuality

This minor program prepares students to address human sexuality issues and is highly complementary to the vast range of degrees offered across the campus of Indiana University.