Pelvic Health Sexuality Counseling Certificate Program

Applications for Cohort 2 will be accepted March 1 - April 1, 2023. 

Who is this for?
This program is for PT, OT, MD/DO, NP, RN, PA, and other licensed medical providers that have experience working with patients with genital/pelvic/sexual health and are looking for advanced, inclusive, clinical skill development in sexual health. 

  • 30 PT/OT CEUs in 50 states applied for
  • 30 AASECT CEs
  • Payment plans available
  • Self-paced content with 3x/month live office hours 
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Sex Counseling - What is it and How Can Pelvic Health  Professionals do it? 

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Timeline for Cohort 2: 

March 1, 2023

Applications Open
First come, First served among qualified applicants. Apply early! (If you already applied for Cohort 1 and got an acceptance letter for Cohort 2, you do not need to apply again)

April 1, 2023

Applications Close
Applicants will be notified of status on April 7th

May 15, 2023

Cohort 2 begins
Live-online orientation on 5/15.
Payment & Registration due by 5/8 for Cohort 1

August 15, 2023

Cohort 1 ends

This is a program for the disrupters.

Regardless of what medical profession you’re in, if you work with clients in pelvic or sexual health and you want to create on an intersectional foundation of clinical knowledge along with a kick-ass community of like-minded people, this program is for you.
Have lots of fun learning complex content!

What can I expect?

With all of the information that's out there, it can be challenging to know how to sort it all out into a model of care that is functional and intersectional. 
Here are some of the questions that come up during peer/professional consultation:
  • How does sex counseling fit in with what I actually do in the clinic?
  • How can I make sure I’m seeing the WHOLE person?
  • What are my professional boundaries?
  • Where does what I do end and mental health therapy begin?
  • Am I being inclusive in the way that I offer care?
  • As a pelvic health provider, how do I work with couples around sexuality?

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Program Objectives

(in accordance with AASECT counseling guidelines):

  • Participants will be able to describe two theories and methods in personal/individual pelvic health sexual counseling. 
  • Participants will be able to describe two approaches for pelvic health sex counseling that are appropriate for specific populations (e.g., youth, older adults, couples, LGBTQ people, people with disabilities, ethnic/ cultural/ faith-based populations).
  • Participants will be able to implement approaches to intervention for working within relationship systems as applicable to pelvic health sexuality counseling. 
  • Participants will be able list three clinical decision-making processes for sexually related medical interventions for all genders. 
  • Participants will be able to discuss two ethical issues in sexuality counseling as related to pelvic health. 
  • Participants will be able to implement a practice of consultation, collaboration, and referral as applicable to pelvic health. 
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Does this program get me AASECT certified?

No. However, participants will be able to use the credits from this program toward an application for AASECT certification to earn the Certified Sex Counselor (CSC) title

At the end of this certificate program, participants will: 

Hold a Certificate in Pelvic Health Sexual Counseling through Pelvic Global Academy. 

Feel confident in calling themselves Pelvic Sexual Health Providers! 


  • Course Content is self-paced with options for live discussion scheduled in advance.
  • Videos will be closed-captioned and/or transcripts will be available. 

Meet the instructorS

Heather Edwards, PT, CSC-SIT, CSE

Heather Edwards, PT, CSC (she/they) has been a pelvic physical therapist since 2003 and is an AASECT certified Sexuality Counselor as well as a Sex Educator. They achieved their dual certificate at the University of Michigan Sexual Health Certificate Program. They have presented at APTA, AASECT (sex therapy, counseling, and education), Teen PEP (comprehensive sex ed in schools), InterConnect (intersex advocacy), and transgender conferences and teaches for Pelvic Global Academy on the topic of Trans-Inclusive Sexual & Pelvic Health. They have a series of courses that address specific sexual psychosocial aspects of medical care called Clinical Blindspots. They provide community sex edutainment live and online as Vino & Vulvas and Bubbles & Bubbly. In addition to education and clinical work, Heather is an artist, illustrator, and author of the coloring book series "Coloring Books for the Crotch Enthusiast" an illustrated story about a nonbinary vulva, “Finding VaJoyJoy”, and mostly recently of a novel, June Full Moon. Her latest is erotica that is pelvic-health informed, consent-focused, and models emotionally intelligent diaologue as a new platform for her sex education work. They are an advocate of promoting the inclusion of all minorities into sexual health, especially those who have historically faced many barriers to care. 

Uchenna "UC" Ossai, PT, DPT, WCS, CSC

Dr. Uchenna “UC” Ossai is a sex-positive pelvic health physical therapist, sexuality educator and AASECT certified sexuality counselor. Dr. UC received her clinical doctorate from University of Illinois Chicago and completed her resident in Women’s Health and Movement Science at Washington University at St. Louis. She currently serves in the role as assistant professor at University of Utah in Salt Lake City in the Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training. She is also currently on faculty for the University of Michigan School of Social Work’s Sexual Health Certification Program. Dr. UC previously served as assistant professor at the University of Texas Dell Medical School in Austin as well as pelvic health program manager and clinical education rotation director at UT Health Austin for five years. Dr. UC has clinical, research, and educational expertise in complex pelvic floor disorders, sexual function and dysfunction that centers intersectionality and biopsychosocial factors. She is a national and international speaker and is on the medical advisory boards for Origin, O.School, and Dame Products. Dr. UC also serves as a consultant for DEI strategy as well as clinical and educational audit and planning for small businesses and large start-ups. When it comes to sexual intelligence and great sex education, UC embraces always being unapologetically real, happily crunk, and deliciously kind.

Curriculum Outline
The following topics will be covered:

Month 1:
  • An integrative approach to sex counseling 
  • Sexology history and an intersectional considerations for medical care 
  • Interviewing and Assessment for Sexual Health
  • Treatment Essentials 
  • Trans and Intersex inclusive anatomy and clinical communication 
  • Medical interventions for sexual health 
Month 2: 
  • Power dynamics for providers and patients 
  • Dysfunction and distress surrounding arousal and desire                          
  • Trans sexuality 
  • Sexuality and aging 
  • Neurodivergence and sexuality 
  • Physical disability and sexuality 
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction and sexuality
  • Fertility, pregnancy, postpartum sexuality
Month 3: 
  • STIs and stigma 
  • Sexually advanced patients, sex work 
  • Relationship structures and clinical implications                                          
  • Advanced power dynamics and sexuality 
  • Red Flags, Abuse, Reporting, Resources 
  • Psychosocial interventions and teaching tools 
  • Advanced case studies 
  • Sex counseling business basics 


Cost for the program will be $2,198.

GPHAM Members will have access to their 10% OFF code making their pricing $1978 when using their code. 

Everyone will receive $200 OFF for 2 weeks upon receiving their acceptance email making the pricing $1998 for that window. (This is not in addition to the GPHAM code)

There will be an option for one payment or two payments. 

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