Intro to Sexology
Instructor: Dr. Patti Britton
15.5 Course Hours | Core Curriculum

What does it mean to be a sexologist? How is it any different from being a sex therapist? What are the unique concerns you can address with your clients as a sexologist? You’ll learn all this and more in Intro to Sexology!


Here’s what you will learn:

  • The context of need for sexology worldwide
  • Current trends in sexology
  • The definition, founding principles and tenets of sexology
  • The key differences between sex coaching, sex therapy and sexology
  • The basics of anatomy and physiology within a sexological context
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Have you been curious about the field of sexology and why this work is so important in today’s changing world? It’s time to understand the professional field of sexology and discover your place among the specialists.

Taking this required course will allow you to make a real difference in your clients’ lives by providing a full-spectrum approach to healing their sexual dilemmas, challenges and wounds.

Sexual health and well-being are topics that have recently grown in popularity. More and more people are seeking ways to enhance their sex lives and feel empowered around their sexuality. They are looking for solutions to problems that they may have never felt able to address before, and they are looking for experts to help them find these solutions.

That means that now is the perfect time to learn more about what it means to be in the unique position to address sexual concerns as a Clinical Sexologist.

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In this course you will learn the context behind the need for capable and competent sexologists, be able to speak from a sexological perspective, and define some of the basics–from anatomy and physiology to Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.

You will be able to make the critical distinction about sexology vs other forms of sexually relevant coaching or therapy. Intro to Sexology is your first chance to dive into the what, how and why of Clinical Sexology as a springboard for your journey  at Sexology University.

The foundations of sexology are incredibly rich and learning about how the field came to be will give you a better understanding of where sexology can take you and your clients.

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Your Instructor, Dr. Patti Britton

Dr. Patti is among top leadership and is a well respected pioneer in the field of sexology. She possesses a Ph.D. and Masters in Public Health, both in Human Sexuality. Dr. Patti is a Master Certified Sex Coach. She has stellar credentials including: Past-President of the American Association for Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT); Clinical Fellow, American Academy of Clinical Sexologists; Diplomate, American Board of Sexology; AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator/Supervisor; Lifetime Member and Advisory Council of the American College of Sexologists; Member of the Society for Scientific Study of Sexuality; National Advisory Board Member of the Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance; Academic Dean/Associate Professor of Sexology, for the Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality; and Adjunct Faculty at The Chicago School (TCS) of Professional Psychology in Southern California.

In her capacity as professor she has also chaired approximately 30 doctoral dissertations and serves as the expert chair/reader for many more at IASHS, TCS, Saybrook and Pacifica Graduate Institutes. She has a private practice in the Los Angeles region and leads couples’ workshops and seminars.

Dr. Patti is the co-founder of Sex Coach U, the world’s premier credentialing and training institute on sex coaching, Sexology University, the first Clinical Sexology Certification Program for licensed professionals, and the World Association of Sex Coaches.

Dr. Patti Britton is a nationally board-certified Clinical Sexologist and world renown pioneering Sex Coach. She’s the author of hundreds of articles, book chapters, and four major books in sexology; a popular speaker to the masses and a seasoned professional trainer to her peers, a cyber-diva on sex (as the original sexpert for, and the founder of her own websites. Dr. Patti hosts 40+ DVDs about sexuality.

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Intro to Sexology will give you the background and foundational knowledge of the field of sexology. You’ll gain insight into how sexology differs from sex coaching and sex therapy, as well as the panoply of challenges that sexology addresses.

This course is packed with information from one of the pioneers in the field of sexology, Dr. Patti Britton.

Don’t miss out on this amazing course that will jump start your studies within the powerful profession of sexology!

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Study Intro to Sexology with Sexology University for huge rewards! Here’s everything you’ll get:


  • Instant access to the course – you can start TODAY
  • State of the art 24/7 online learning platform – study from anywhere, anytime
  • Expert video lecture from Dr. Patti Britton, co-founder of Sexology U
  • 15 hours of focused learning, implementing cutting-edge adult education techniques
  • Expert, personalized review of your work & feedback from Sexology University faculty


  • Wheel of Sexology Handout
  • Bulls Eye Approach Handout

 Course Fees (Including INSTANT ENROLLMENT): $397

Sexology University is proud to present Intro to Sexology as core curriculum. Intro to Sexology is a premium course taught by world-renowned pioneer in the field of sexology, Dr. Patti Britton. Take this course as part of our Clinical Sexology Certification Program, or à la carte to supplement your practice.

You can order this course here and you will receive instant access and instant enrollment today.