Sex Therapy Certificate

Complete the academic requirements needed to progress toward becoming a Certified Sex Therapist via the Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT).
Degree Type Certificate
Careers & Salaries Certificate Outcomes
Delivery Hybrid

Are you a clinical mental health professional or student who is looking for a graduate certificate in sex therapy? 

UW-Stout's Graduate Certificate in Sex Therapy will enhance your knowledge of human sexuality, sexual and gender diversity, and best practice sex-related psycho-therapeutic care for people dealing with issues related to sexuality, gender, and close relationships. The program's hybrid course delivery, and summer scheduling with online classes and weekend synchronous Zoom class meetings, is designed specifically for you—allowing you, the working professional or graduate student, to take classes from any location. 

Our nationally recognized faculty and program affiliates are engaged in cutting-edge research focused on eco-sexuality, multi-partnered relationships, management of technology in intimate relationships, and combating cisgenderism and monogamism in clinical practice — which is integrated into program coursework for a unique learning experience.  

Stout's Graduate Certificate in Sex Therapy graduate credits will not expire and may meet continuing education requirements for licensure and certifications. 

Program Application Requirements

  • Applicants must be current in a current licensed mental health profession or currently enrolled in a graduate level program leading to a clinical mental health licensure. 
  • Meet the minimum technology requirements for Stout Online.  
  • Admissions is rolling and applications are accepted year around.  
  • Individual approval for individual class, like the SAR can made. Please contact the Certificate Advisor for more info. 

Program Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Sex Therapy (STC) requires the following four classes for a total of 11 graduate credit hours: 
HDFS 730 Advanced Human Sexuality, 3 credits (48 CEs) (hybrid, synchronous and asynchronous)  
HDFS 731 Sexual and Gender Diversity, 3 credits (48 CEs) (asynchronous)  
MFT 732 SAR, 1 credit (16 CEs)  (hybrid, synchronous and asynchronous) 
MFT 733 Advanced Sex Therapy, 4 credits (64 CEs) (hybrid, synchronous and asynchronous)  
AASECT CE Credits 60 minutes = 1 CE Credit 

Certificate Requirements

The certificate is an alternative credential for individuals seeking to obtain new knowledge and skills.



AA SECT Certification

American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) offers three certifications: Sex Therapist, Sexuality Educator, and Sexuality Counselor.  

Completion of the program is designed to meet the training requirements (Core Knowledge, SAR, and Sex Therapy Training) for the AASECT Certified Sex Therapist (CST) credential. The STC also gives you graduate-level credit, with a letter grade, and AASECT CEs for each class. The program also is an approved by AASECT for continuing education credits. These continuing education credits may be applied toward AASECT Certification and renewal of certification.

Please note, that the AASECT Certified Sex Therapist (CST) requirement for certification is separate from the requirement for the STC from Stout and there are additional steps to completing earning an AASECT credential.  

More info on AASECT:  AASECT:: American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists  

FREE Program Workshops

Come and join us for any of our free workshops!

Program Info Session 
18 Mar 24 @ 12 pm CST 
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13 May 24 @ 12 pm CST
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AASECT Certified Sex Therapist (CST) Process Overview  
22 Apr 24 @ 12pm CST 
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Lunch & Learn w/ AASECT CEs 
Coming soon! 

Tuition & Fees

Customized Instruction at UW Stout can be described as programs that are designed with the adult learner in mind. If you're comparing UW-Stout's customized instruction tuition to our competitors, keep in mind:

  • Customized instruction tuition rate includes the textbook rental fee.
  • There are no additional university-based semester or technology fees.
  • Students in customized instruction programs pay the same rate of tuition regardless if Wisconsin residents, out-of-state or international participants.

Value for Your Money

There’s more to value than just tuition. UW Stout also provides:

  • Program Director – faculty with discipline expertise.
  • Student Services adviser – one point of contact, providing support to students for each program.
  • Course sequences and matrices – know what courses are offered when so you can plan ahead.
  • Courses and programs may be stackable for use in another program.
  • Courses are flexible and convenient for working professionals.

Other universities will present costs and value differently - make sure you're comparing apples to apples.

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