Frequently Asked Questions

  • Sexology, simply, is the study of what people do sexually and how they think and feel about it. Another way to look at it is this: Sexology is the study of human sexual behaviors and their impact on self, others and the environment. Sexology is an interdisciplinary, scientific study of human sexuality, including sexual interests, behaviors and functions. Sexology applies tools from several academic or scientific fields, such as biology, medicine, psychology, epidemiology, sociology, anthropology, criminology, women’s studies, sacred arts and more.
  • Topics of study may include sexual development across the lifespan, sexual orientation and gender identity (GLBTIQA), sexual relationships, sexual activity, sexual expression, paraphilias, alternative sexualities, special populations, childhood/adolescent sexuality, sexuality among the elderly or disabled persons. The scientific study of human sexuality is a relatively new field. Kinsey in the 1950s first brought it to the public’s attention and it is growing every day as a significant profession.
  • Often sexology focuses on sexual wellness and sexual pleasure rather than what is wrong, shameful or bad. A sexological approach is client-centered, depathologizing, sex positive, educationally focused, results-driven, humanistic and ethically sound.
  • A sexologist is someone who is providing effective and compassionate care for their clients– finding out who they are, their past sexual experiences, their sense of their sexual self, their sexual journey and story, their sexual challenges, and their goals for sexual expression. A sexologist offers concrete suggestions and practical strategies for helping clients to resolve their deep emotional traumas, overcome their troubling personal erotic heritage, construct their sexual intelligence, discover sexual literacy and competency, gain the skills they need for sexual pleasure and wellness, and heal past relationship wounds. Sexologists work to help their clients to reach their ultimate desires to be fully sexually alive and thriving. We call it “Sexual Self Realization”.
  • Here’s what our most successful students have in common–they are highly qualified, skilled practitioners as therapists or mental health counselors, medical professionals, educators, coaches or clinicians from any realm that has prepared them already to work directly one on one with clients. They feel a gap in readiness to talk openly about the sexuality of their clients yet know there is a missing piece to the comprehensive care they could offer. They yearn to learn how to talk about sexuality and how to design effective treatment plans to address the sexological needs of those they serve. Many are looking for a program to help them take their practice to the next level and to round out their range of professional services.
  • They are adept at self-directed learning; they are comfortable learning via virtual teaching modalities, can manage their time well to integrate the demands of intensive part-time coursework, and take seriously their own goals to inform and empower themselves to become competent Clinical Sexologists.
  • They want a virtual online training program, saving dollars and time in travel to a live classroom setting. They also want the option to “Meet with the Masters” in live events, whenever possible.
  • They want to add on the elements of Clinical Sexology to their existing clinical, educational or coaching practice; or they are yearning to open a new clinical, coaching or educational practice as a highly regarded, skilled and qualified Clinical Sexologist.
  • At Sexology U we are an open environment and celebrate diversity in all of its forms.
  • If you have no skills in working directly one on one with clients, Sexology U is not for you. We do not teach you the clinical talking skills you must possess to work with real life clients. We do fill in the gaps on what you need to know, how to become comfortable talking about sexuality, enrich your repertoire of knowledge about a wide range of issues in sexology, and provide you the take-away skillset to do this well.
  • If you have no skills in working with clients, you may want to check out our programs at Sex Coach University; there we teach you the basics of sexology (the “What”) and also teach you the skills to work as a well trained sex coach (the “How”). (link to scu).
  • You are already a working professional with some proven clinical skills.
  • You are a dedicated professional who can make available a number of designated hours per week to study and complete this program on time.
  • You are willing to sign our Ethics agreement.
  • As an adult learner, you are self-directed and can manage self-paced online learning.
  • You are cyber-savvy enough to download your studies and upload your work online, attend webinars and participate in online networking activities as a part of this program.
  • You are a professional who is seeking to add on –or move into a sexuality specialist role– within your current practice.
  • Or you are longing to establish a new practice or business entity that serves the sexological needs of prospective clients.
  • The Sexology U program consists of 5 Core Courses that take about 70 hours; 14 Electives at a total of 140 hours; and a live taped Practicum Experience for about 20 hours of your time. Total time involved ranges from a minimum of 230 hours to a maximum of approximately 300 hours. Assume an average time spent of about 250+ hours for the entire Certification program if you keep a steady pace.
  • If you are working diligently and devoting time per week you may be able to finish the program in as little as 6 months.
  • Most students will need at least one year, and some will take up to two years to complete the certification program.
  • You have up to two years to complete this extensive 250+-hour training program to become a Certified Clinical Sexologist.
  • You will need to finish all coursework with instructor approval, including the demonstration of your competency skills as a Clinical Sexologist in the Practicum Experience.
  • You will need to attend SAR as an add-on live event (We offer 2-3 per year–in Los Angeles and internationally).
  • You will be expected to participate in all monthly activities, such as private Facebook group discussions, attend the bi-weekly community calls and produce results from your studies in a timely manner.
  • You will be expected to keep up with tuition if you enroll in our Payment Plan. Tuition must be paid in full for you to graduate and receive your certification.
  • With ala carte, you receive Instant Enrollment for your course; with the Certification program you must submit an application and be approved by one of our staff to enter into the program; we offer a Complimentary Consultation prior to Certification enrollment to assure that Sexolgy U is right for you.
  • Individual courses can supplement your clinical practice or increase your knowledge on a sexuality related subject; however ala carte learning is not the full experience of a well rounded training that prepares you to work with a broad spectrum of sexuality issues among your clients.
  • Ala carte may be a way to enhance your hot interest in areas that round out your knowledge base. With ala carte you do not earn an approved Certificate as a Clinical Sexologist or show your competency and expertise to serve the various sexological needs of your client base.
  • Yes, within a two year period of your starting to take ala carte courses you may apply for a discount on completed and approved ala carte coursework toward the tuition for Certification as a Clinical Sexologist.
  • Discounted rates for ala carte courses that apply toward tuition for Certification are limited up to four such courses; a standard discount applies. Ask our staff how that might work for you.
  • All Core Curriculum courses and an approved Practicum Experience must be taken and passed to earn Certification regardless of your past history of taking individual courses.
  • The Sexology U program, ala carte or with the full spectrum toward certification, meets academic standards that have been in place toward doctoral degrees within the state of California at esteemed graduate institutes for the past several years.
  • All graduates of Sexology U are automatically accepted as candidates for entry into the American College of Sexologists International, based on the standards of excellence that Sexology U stands for.
  • Our Co-Founders Dr. Patti Britton and Dr. Robert Dunlap are highly respected experts, pioneers and trendsetters as global leaders in sexology. They are noted authors, speakers, trainers, media pros and innovators whose work has changed the lives of millions around the world.
  • Just look at the quality of our esteemed faculty—The majority of Sexology U Expert Faculty have earned a PhD, DHS or M.D., if not other advanced degrees, stellar accomplishments and noted awards for their contributions to sexology.
  • Some of our Faculty are the world-recognized expert in their specialty area. Like Rick Clemons, the Coming Out Coach. Or Deborah Sundahl, the renown leader in teaching about the G-Spot and the Feminine Fountain. Or Dr. Marty Klein, world recognized innovative thinker and groundbreaking sex therapist who has changed the paradigm around healthy sexuality. Those are just a few of our amazing teachers you’ll get to meet and learn from personally!
Studying with Sexology University has tremendous rewards and wonderful benefits for busy, working professionals. Fitting in continuing education can be challenging – you’re already so busy with your caseload, the thought of traveling to a workshop or seminar is just too much.

Sexology University offers a unique blended learning approach where the majority of your study is self-paced and completed online from the comfort of your home or office. And, if you are taking individual courses with us, all of your study is done online, from wherever you are.

That’s because Sexology University offers a state of the art 24/7 online learning platform – study from anywhere, anytime, at your own pace.

Every course with Sexology U is made up of an expert video lecture, and a curriculum of 6-8 separate lessons with learning activities. We use cutting-edge adult education techniques – you will be asked to reflect and write, and to connect what you are learning to your work and your life.

Once you have completed and submitted your Study Guide for assessment, you will receive an expert, personalized review of your work, as well as feedback from Sexology University faculty. Courses are graded as Pass or Fail.

At Sexology University, we want you to gain the knowledge and skills to take your practice to the next level – to effectively work with your clients on their sexual concerns, to offer a full spectrum of care. Our courses and curriculum have been designed with this in mind – we don’t teach to a test – rather, we provide you with ample opportunity to assess yourself and your progress, and to receive valuable input from our Faculty on how to be the best clinician that you can be.

  • Once you fulfill all obligations for your certification to be complete, you will be issued a Certificate showing your credential as a Clinical Sexologist.
  • The certificate itself is delivered to you digitally for your use.
  • The Clinical Sexologist certification is issued by the World Association of Sex Coaches
  • Applications are in progress with outside organizations that recognize the value of Sexology U training and offer Continuing Education Units.
  • $397 but watch for special discounts
  • $9,997 is our initial tuition cost; as we expand and develop the curriculum at Sexology University and scope of individual courses, costs may increase. Take advantage now.
  • There is no certification with the ala carte selection and you get no credential if you only go ala carte.
  • Sexology U’s certification program also allows you access to our private Facebook page, twice monthly community calls, interaction with our global community, and direct access to our faculty advisors as starters.
  • We keep you up to date on breaking news and burgeoning trends via our community communication vehicles that only our Certification program students can be engaged in with us.
  • You get instant access to sign up for live events where you can “Meet the Masters” and much more!
  • Ala carte – Sorry, there is no payment plan for ala carte courses.
  • Certification – Yes, please set up a call  with one of our admissions team to discuss the options you have to pay your tuition over time in a manner that works for you.
  • Good news! The Sexology U curriculum contains pivotal business enhancement courses as part of your Elective selection.
  • In addition, we offer membership in the World Association of Sex Coaches for you as a Sexology U student or graduate, a bonus that allows you access to webinars and tools to ignite your business success. New webinars are added regularly on branding, marketing, sales, networking, web presence, speaking and practice management.
  • We occasionally offer live training events in Los Angeles or at our International Training Hub in Warsaw, Poland each spring. Known as “BOSS” (Business Options for Successful Sexologists) this 3-day training along with our 5-day “ASPEX” (Advanced Sexological Personal Exploration Xperience) intensives are worth the investment to garner the knowledge, skills and confidence to go out into the world ready for great success!
  • Go out and rock the world!
  • Make a significant and lasting difference in your clients’ lives.
  • Make money so that you can take care of yourself while serving others.
  • Meet great folks and make new friends in sexology worldwide.
  • Connect with the leaders in the field.
  • Feel enriched, competent, empowered and ready to shine!