Education and Training

Advancing a nationally and internationally-recognized center for sexual and gender health education.

COVID-19 Update: The University of Minnesota has suspended in-person instruction and will offer online, or alternative, instruction through the end of spring semester 2020. For the latest information on the University’s response to COVID-19, please see the Safe Campus website.

The Program in Human Sexuality (PHS) provides education in human sexuality in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, the Medical School, the University of Minnesota, and the wider community.

Our goals are to:

  • Prepare physicians to provide primary care for sexual concerns of patients through undergraduate and graduate medical education
  • Develop and implement a human sexuality curriculum for residents
  • Provide training and experience in the therapy of sexual concerns, research, and community health promotion
  • Provide continuing education to health professionals in treating sexual concerns, research, and community health promotion
  • Promote knowledge, comfort, and awareness of human sexuality through Sexual Attitude Reassessment seminars
  • Provide expert opinion and scientific information on human sexuality and sexual health concerns of the community
  • Assist in the undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education mission of the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health