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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.

What Research Shows:

  • Significantly decreased drug, alcohol and
    tobacco use
  • Decreased depression
  • Improved self-esteem

Utilizing a multi-dimensional approach to assessing the
outcomes associated with the implementation of Brain Thrive
by 25, this study supports the Brain Thrive by 25 positive
impact on brain function and schools seeking to help students
succeed academically.

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Earn 3 Undergrad

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.

Renowned Expert

Exclusive Community

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



Learn at your own pace on
mobile or desktop.

Course Agenda

  • 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.


Meet Your Instructors


Jesse Payne, MD

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.


Daniel G. Amen, MD

Daniel G. Amen, MD has helped millions of people change their brains and lives through his health clinics, best-selling books, products and public television programs. He is a ten-time #1 New York Times best-selling author including NYTs mega-bestseller Change Your Brain, Change Your Life. Dr. Amen is the founder of the world-renowned Amen Clinics. He’s a double board-certified psychiatrist and Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. As one of America’s leading psychiatrists, he is also an international speaker, neuroscientist, and pioneer in brain SPECT imaging. Dr. Amen educates companies, organizations and individuals on the importance of brain health to transform their lives.



$39 Value: $175

Get instant digital access
to the entire online course
which includes:

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


$299 Value: $1260
All Access

Get instant digital access
to the entire online course
PLUS 3 Undergraduate
college units:

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


Frequently Asked Questions

All-Access Pass gives you access to all of the courses offered in 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 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.
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.
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.
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.