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Dr. Daniel Amen and
Dr. Jesse Payne’s

Brain Thrive by 25 Course

with 3 undergraduate credits

Let’s help young brains become great!

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Your brain doesn’t fully develop until your mid-twenties, and it’s involved in everything you do. This course will help you become the adult you want to be. Students of this course have 6 months from the date of purchase to finish the course, write the final paper, and submit the registration form to the Registrar’s office.

What you will learn…
Brain development

How our brains change and evolve throughout the first decades of life. How alcohol and drugs damage the brain.

Achieving success

Easy to implement strategies for children, teens, and young adults to improve their brain health leading to a happier, more successful adulthood

Educate others

Use our Power-Point Presentation for educating your community and clients about brain health for kids/teens


Practical lab education and worksheets for assessing and tracking brain health

Meet Your Instructors

Dr. 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 12x New York Times bestselling author, including Your Brain Is Always Listening, and a world-renowned neuroscientist, Dr. Amen 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.

Dr. Jesse Payne, Ed.D, MA

Dr. Payne has been involved in education since 2000, beginning with non-directive play therapy/group instruction and general teaching for elementary-aged students. He has taught in kindergarten, 3rd grade, 4th grade, and in high school. He also spent five years as the Director of Education for Amen Clinics, Inc., and an additional three years as their Director of Human Resources.

Dr. Payne is the author of several books and programs, including: Brain Thrive by 25 (2018), Change Your Brain, Change Your Life Before 25 (2014), Understanding Differences in Perceptions of Effective Urban Elementary School Principals Among Various Educational Stakeholders (2012), Making a Good Brain Great: High School Course (2009), and What I Learned from a Penguin: A Story on How to Help People Change (2006).

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who can benefit from this course?

Kids, parents, teachers, and community leaders will benefit from this course.

How can this course help young children develop a healthier brain?

This course provides easy-to-learn brain basics that will promote healthy development and help set kids up for a happier, more successful life.

What are the key components to having a healthy brain that I can teach my kids?

Some of the simplest yet most powerful things you can teach your children are to eat nutritious foods, get plenty of sleep, and engage in physical exercise.

How can I help my kids make good brain healthy decisions?

Giving children choices helps them learn to make good decisions. For example, would you like carrots or broccoli with dinner? Would you like to have grapes or watermelon with your lunch? Would you like to ride your bicycle or run to the park today? Would you like to read one or two stories before bedtime?

Choices also lessen the resistance from kids as they feel a sense of control—a huge bonus!

How do kids best learn brain-care life skills?

Children learn by example, so being a good role model is the best way for kids to learn about making brain-healthy decisions. Articulating your decision-making process out loud can be helpful. For example, you might say, “I’m craving some chocolate, but I bet my brain would appreciate some pineapple instead, and that will satisfy my sweet tooth as well.”

How much does the Brain Thrive by 25 with 3 undergraduate credits course cost?

The individual course is $449

You get unlimited access

How does the 30-day guarantee work?

Our goal is to make sure that you have the best learning experience possible. If Brain Thrive by 25 Course with 3 undergraduate credits isn’t for you, then email us within 30 days of the date of your purchase, and we’ll offer a full refund.

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