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Agenda Item FA 19-45

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

Brooks College of Health (Graduate) – (Public Health):

Course Change & New Non-Degree program (1 package)

10/03/19: Passed

10/14/19: Approved

Log Number: 201905-5

Public Health - Graduate

Add a new non-degree program Certificate in Mental Health Sexology

 

Summary of the changes:

This APC package is seeking to create a 12-credit graduate certificate in Mental Health Sexology housed within the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. The sexual and mental/behavioral health fields have shared several common goals throughout their histories. For example, during the height of HIV epidemic, mental health counselors were considered to be the best positioned health professionals to combat the spread of HIV. Today, there is continued need for trained research professionals that understand how the fields of sexual health and mental health work together to prevent poor health outcomes (e.g., sexually transmitted infections, unintended pregnancies, sexual assault) and support greater sexual and mental wellness (e.g., decrease suicide rate of LGBT persons, increase relationship satisfaction, strengthen personal identity and agency). Sexual and mental health are both public health priorities. This 12-credit graduate certificate is designed to provide students with the training necessary to knowledgeably and ethically conduct mental health sexological research within whatever field they ultimately work.

 

Click here for the program of study: Log No 201905-5

 

Change an existing course Directed Individual Study MHS Graduate (6xxx) 905

The change to this course is strictly in the course description. Language is being added to broaden the scope of potential student involvement in research activities. Language is also being added to clarify the workload expectations for students. These changes more appropriately describe the education and training activities expected of students.

New Course Description:

The change to this course is strictly in the course description. Language is being added to broaden the scope of potential student involvement in research activities. Language is also being added to clarify the workload expectations for students. These changes more appropriately describe the education and training activities expected of students.