What You'll Learn
Learn brain basics: its complexity, fragility, plasticity, ability to change and how it controls every aspect of your life.
The Brain Before 25
Learn about the developing mind, the importance of protecting it and how to nurture healthy development.
Prefrontal Cortex & Executive Function
Discover how the PFC is related to focus, concentration, organization, impulse control and more.
Anterior Cingulate Gyrus & Cognitive Flexibility
Learn how the cingulate is involved with flexibility, stubbornness, obsessiveness and letting go.
Basal Ganglia & Deep Limbic System
Learn about anxiety, predicting the worst, depression, emotions, bonding and relationships.
Devastating Impact of Drugs & Alcohol
See the destructive impact of drugs like marijuana and alcohol on the brain with real brain images.
Other Ways We Hurt the Brain
Learn how television, trauma, environmental toxins, technology, lack of sleep, etc. hurt the brain.
Brain Struggles & Mental Health
Learn about the stigma of mental illness and how it is related to brain function; and the effects of specific brain struggles.
Understanding Other People's Brains
Learn how your brain and the brains of others can help in relationships, academics, work and in achieving goals.
Battling Your Automatic Negative Thoughts (ANTs)
Discover how destructive ANTs are physically and emotionally to you. Learn specific ANT species and how to combat them.
Nutrition & Physical Exercise
Learn how food and exercise have a direct impact on the way your brain works, for better or for worse.
Mental Exercise & Stress Reduction
Understand how lifelong learning keeps the brain from disconnecting and how to combat the toxic effects of chronic stress.
How it Works
Learn at your own pace.Access hours of exclusive video content from your mobile device, desktop, or the comfort of your home. Plus, when you sign up you also receive lifetime access to our extensive library of course materials so you can refer back to them again and again.
Earn 3 Undergraduate CreditsOur courses are filled with practical knowledge, tools, and tactics that can be easily applied to your everyday life. With evidence-based resources and recommendations from qualified instructors, you’ll learn cutting-edge brain health research and how it relates to living, learning, struggles, and success while earning 3 undergraduate units transferable to any accredited college/university.
Engage and connect.Interactive online discussion boards allow you to interact and engage with an entire community of like-minded brain health enthusiasts. This is a place where you can post questions, leave comments, celebrate successes, share your challenges, and discuss what’s top of mind with instructors and fellow students.
DANIEL G. AMEN, MD
Daniel G. Amen, MD, is a double-board certified child and adult psychiatrist, brain imaging specialist, and the medical director of Amen Clinics. As a 10x New York Times bestselling author & world-renowned neuroscientist, Daniel Amen, MD, has pioneered the use of brain imaging in clinical psychiatric practice. Dr. Amen’s research team has published more than 70 scientific articles including the world’s largest brain imaging and rehabilitation study on professional football players. His research has not only demonstrated high levels of brain damage in players, but also the possibility of significant recovery. His team also published the world’s largest functional brain imaging study on how the brain ages with over 62,000 SPECT scans.
JESSE PAYNE, MD
Dr. Jesse Payne is the founder of Brain25, Director of Education for the Change Your Brain Foundation, and Undergraduate Director/Assistant Professor of Education at Corban University. He has held teacher credentials/licenses in the state of California, Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. He has worked within the field of education since 1998 as a classroom teacher (elementary and high school), after school science instructor, summer camp coordinator/counselor, non-directive play therapist, and program/curriculum developer.
Brain Thrive by 25
It’s never too early to make brain health top of mind
Earn 3 Undergrad Units
Open to both undergraduate and high school students, Brain Thrive by 25 offers the option to earn 3 online transferable credits conferred by Corban University.
Online discussion boards with other course members where you can celebrate your successes and share your challenges.
ANYTIME, ANYWHERE ACCESS
Learn at your own pace on mobile or desktop, or from the comfort of your home.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I take and access my course?
Follow these steps to access your courses: 1) After logging into your BrainMD account, go to the My Account tab. 2) Click where it says My Courses. 3) Click on “Go to Course” and select which course you’d like to start taking. Oh, and 4) Happy learning! Amen University courses are entirely on-demand, which means that you can enroll in the courses that interest you and learn at your own pace. You can begin the course whenever you like, and there are no deadlines to complete it. Each course includes pre-recorded video lessons, course worksheets and community activities. The videos are viewable at any time, and they can be paused, fast-forwarded, and re-watched as many times as you'd like. In addition, many students utilize the class discussions below each video to share their thoughts, upload their performances, and provide feedback on others' work.
What if I fall behind on the curriculum?
Not to worry! This is a self-paced course meaning, all course curriculum is ready and available to access 24/7 at your leisure.
Is online learning effective?
Online learning is just as effective as traditional classroom education. In fact, many major colleges and universities have incorporated online learning methods into their programs.
Can I access this course on mobile devices?
Amen University courses can be accessed from several different devices and platforms, including a desktop/laptop, iPad and tablet devices. This course is mobile friendly and can be viewed on your smartphone browser.
What if I have to withdraw or am unable to complete the program?
We understand that life can be unpredictable. If you feel that you need to withdraw or are unable to complete the program, feel free to contact our customer support team at firstname.lastname@example.org OR (888) 850-5622 and we will be more than happy to assist you.
How do I share this course with my friends?
You can refer your friends and family by sending them here: https://brainmd.com/courses. Amen University is an online learning experience that offers access to content produced by Daniel G. Amen, MD and carefully selected experts to bring you information centered around brain health and wellness.
What is Amen University?
Amen University is an online learning experience that offers access to content produced by Daniel G. Amen, MD and carefully selected experts to bring you information centered around brain health and wellness. Amen University courses are entirely on-demand, which means you can enroll in the courses that interest you and learn at your own pace. You can begin the course whenever you like, and there are no deadlines to complete it. Each course includes pre-recorded video lessons, course worksheets, and community activities. The videos are viewable at any time, and they can be paused, fast-forwarded, and re-watched as many times as you’d like. In addition, many students utilize the class discussions below each video to share their thoughts, upload their performances, and provide feedback on others’ work.
What is the All-Access pass?
The All-Access pass is an exclusive deal that grants you complete access to all of our existing courses. *Note: The All-Access Pass does not include access to the Brain Health Coaching Certification Course nor does it include educational or professional units offered in our accredited courses.
Do I need to purchase any additional course materials to complete this program?
No, you do not need to purchase any additional materials to complete this course. All materials needed to complete this course will be provided upon signup.
Do I need any prior medical knowledge or training to succeed in this course?
Nope! All of our courses are designed to be accessible to anyone interested in further education, continued learning, and boosting their brain health.
How much time do I need to devote to this course?
This is a self-paced, self-study course meaning, all course curriculum is ready and available to access 24/7 at your leisure. Depending on your personal study habits and schedule, students will complete this course at varying rates.
When does this course begin?
This is an immediate access digital online course. It begins as soon as you complete your purchase and receive your login information.
How long do I have to complete this course?
This is a self-paced, self-study course. You can begin the course whenever you like, and there are no deadlines to complete it
I live outside the U.S. Can I still take this course?
Yes. This is an online program open worldwide. The only thing you need to participate is a reliable internet connection.
Is the class delivered as a DVD or do I need to download it?
All course materials can be accessed online through amenuniversity.com. There is no physical material, external drives, or DVDs associated with this course.
What happens when I complete the course? Can I re-watch videos and access the class materials?
Yes! Amen University courses are entirely on-demand, which means you can enroll in the courses that interest you and learn at your own pace. You can begin the course whenever you like, and there are no deadlines to complete it. Each course includes pre-recorded video lessons, course worksheets, and community activities. The videos are viewable at any time, and they can be paused, fast-forwarded, and re-watched as many times as you’d like.
How does the discussion board work?
The discussion board is an online course forum where you and other members can post questions, leave comments, celebrate successes, share your challenges, and discuss what’s top of mind with instructors and fellow students.
What is your refund policy?
All Amen University courses adhere to our 30-day, 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. If for any reason you decide you want a refund, simply contact us within 30 days of signing up and we will promptly refund 100% of your money, no questions asked.
I have a question that isn’t answered in your FAQs, how do I contact you?
To contact us directly, please shoot us an email at email@example.com or give us a call Mon-Fri: 6AM-5PM (PST) at (888) 850-5622.
Is this course ONLY for undergraduate and high school students?
Although this course was designed with undergraduate and high school students in mind, the information is available to anyone interested in expanding their knowledge and advancing their brain health.
Where can the course credits be applied?
Brain Thrive by 25 offers the option to earn 3 online transferable credits transcribed by Corban University. These undergraduate credit units can be applied toward any college or university of your choosing. If you have questions about whether a specific college or university will accept these credits, we recommend contacting the college or university before enrolling in this class.
Who is this course accredited by?
This course is accredited by Corban University.
How do I receive the 3 undergraduate course credits?
To receive the 3 undergraduate course credits you must complete all course material, watch all 12 video lessons, participate in online discussions, and complete all course quizzes. In addition, you must take and complete the final exam, final paper, and course registration form (located in the Student Resources section). You will then be asked to mail your final paper, course purchase receipt, and course registration form to Corban University. (Mailing address and information will be provided.)
Where do I go if I need a transcript showing I earned the credits from Corban University?
To obtain a transcript indicating that you earned the credits from Corban University, setup an account at the following link: https://inside.corban.edu/registrar/transcript-request, and follow the instructions to order a transcript.
Who do I contact if I need assistance obtaining my transcript?
For help obtaining your transcript, please contact Corban University Support at (503) 581-8600.
If I have other questions about obtaining my transcript from Corban University, who should I talk to?
If you have any other questions regarding the undergraduate credit units or how to obtain your transcript, please contact Kelli Bennett at Corban University via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at (503) 375-7161.