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2016-2017 Online Course - Genetic Counseling: Career for the Future

Interested in becoming a genetic counselor? Would you like to learn more about the intricacies of the profession and how to best prepare for graduate education in genetic counseling?

This course is designed for you!

Taught by the genetic counselor faculty of  the University of South Carolina Genetic Counseling Program, Genetic Counseling: Career for the Future, is comprised of lectures from genetic counselors, readings from professional literature, and practical activities to help you prepare for graduate school. Course topics include genetic counseling as a healthcare profession, introductions to clinical, laboratory and research roles, understanding the counselor - patient relationship, exploration of ethical issues and other hot topics, as well as strategies for preparing for graduate education.

The course is offered online over a twelve week period with 2-3 hours of self-paced activity per week; upon completion you’ll receive a continuing education certificate to add to your resume. Designed as an in-depth exploration of genetic counseling, the course will demonstrate your commitment to genetic counselor education at the same time you become savvy about the profession and considerations for graduate school.

Enroll for Fall 2016!
Genetic Counseling: Career for the Future

September 5 – November 27
Registration deadline August 31, 2016


Enroll for Spring 2017!
January 9- April 2
Registration deadline January 4, 2017

Register Here

Here's what the 2015-2016 students said about this new course:
"One of my reasons for taking this course was to feel inspired every week and gain further insight into the field of genetic counseling as I prepare for applications, and that is definitely happening! I really appreciate the range of assignments and I think it's a good combination to help structure our learning."

"The work load is just right. Everything we have done has made me more and more excited about working towards my career as a genetic counselor."

"I've enjoyed reading the articles and responding to others on the discussion board. The videos have been so insightful --hearing from genetic counselors, learning about their jobs, and what excites them has been very meaningful to me."

"With all of the information being online, I can start and stop the work as I please and always find time to do the readings and activities for the week. I really enjoy that the fact that the information comes from such a variety of resources...especially resources that I would have never known about otherwise. All of the articles, websites and videos have been so informative and learning more information about the field has deepened my passion for genetic counseling!"

The future is bright for genetic counselors! The U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition predicts 29% growth in the genetic counseling profession over the next ten years. We look forward to exploring the career with you!

You may also be interested in the USC Genetic Counseling Summer Internship!