Brain Thrive by 25

This online course examines theories and research of brain development and wellness and how it is related to living, loving, learning, struggles, and success.
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Topics covered include:
  • Significantly decreased drug, alcohol and tobacco use
  • Decreased depression
  • Improved self-esteem

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 transcribed by corban University.

Exclusive Community

Online discussion boards with other course members where you can celebrate your successes and share your challenges.


Learn at your own pace on mobile or desktop.

Brain Basics

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 against the toxic effects of chronic stress.

Behavioral Learning Objectives
  • Significantly decreased drug, alcohol and tobacco use
  • Decreased depression

  • Improved self-esteem
The Instructors


Daniel G. Amen, M.D., is a child and adult psychiatrist, brain imaging specialist, and the medical director of Amen Clinics, Inc. with offices in Newport Beach and Fairfield, CA, Tacoma, WA, Reston, VA, Atlanta, GA, and New York, NY. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Amen is a nationally recognized expert in neuropsychiatry, and has pioneered the use of brain imaging in clinical psychiatric practice. Dr. Amen did his general psychiatric training at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC and his child and adolescent psychiatry training at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. He has won writing and research awards from the American Psychiatric Association, the US Army and the Baltimore‐DC Institute for Psychoanalysis. Dr. Amen has been published around the world. He is the author of numerous professional and popular articles, 19 books and a number of audio and video programs. His books include Change Your Brain, Change Your Life, which has been on the New York Times bestseller list, translated into 12 languages, Healing ADD, Healing The Hardware of the Soul, and the forthcoming Making A Good Brain Great. You can read Dr. Amen’s column, “Head Check”, every month in Men’s Health Magazine.


JDr. 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.



Special Price $139.50 Value $279.00
Brain Thrive by 25 - Premium


  • 12 Video lessons
  • PowerPoint presentations for each lesson
  • Guided notes
  • Brain Systems Quiz
  • Discussion Questions
  • Lesson Quizzes
  • Brain in the News Interactive Activity
  • Lab Activities
  • PDF Handouts
  • 3 Undergraduate units transferable to ANY accredited College/University



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Disclaimer: The All-Access Pass does not include educational or professional units offered in our accredited courses.

Frequently Asked Questions
What is the all access pass?
All-Access Pass gives you access to all of the courses offered in Amen University.
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.
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.
Can I access my course on mobile devices
Amen University courses can be accessed from several different devices and platforms, including a desktop / laptop, iPad and tablet devices. The courses are also mobile friendly and can be viewed on your smartphone browser.
How long do I have to complete my course?
As noted above, there are no deadlines to begin or complete the course. Even after you complete the course, you will continue to have access to it, provided that your account’s in good standing.
What happens after I finish the course?
You can review the course materials at any time. You can also interact with the community of other students to encourage each other along your way to health and wellness.
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