Programs

Brain Fitness and Memory Management

Description

This graduate certificate will provide healthcare professionals with a solid foundation in the neurosciences and the application of neurological principles to the management of cognitive decline. The courses provide content related to neurological function including an introduction to how the brain learns and tools for memory enhancement, identifying toxins that lead to memory loss, exploring assessment instruments designed to measure cognitive decline and a discussion of emerging brain fitness therapies.

The Graduate Certificate in Brain Fitness and Memory Management offers the opportunity for professionals involved in health care delivery to begin the transition to understanding the broad spectrum of issues involved cognitive decline and neurological disease. For students that have an interest in enhancing healthcare delivery, this certificate provides the necessary coursework to successfully understand and incorporate neurological principles into patient care.

Course location/delivery

The Certificate is offered at the Tampa campus.

Admission requirements

Applicants must have an advanced degree in the biomedical sciences from a regionally accredited institution.

Application process

To learn about the application process, and to access the application, please review our application process.

Prerequisites

n/a

Requirements

12 credit hours.

GMS 6753 - The Basics of Brain Fitness & Memory Management (3)
GMS 6754 - Memory Loss (3)
GMS 6755 - How the Brain Learns (3)
GMS 6756 - Brain Fitness Therapies (3)

Electives

n/a

Time limit

Three years.

Credit toward graduate degree

Up to 12 hours of certificate course credits may be applied to a graduate degree with departmental approval.

Standardized tests

GRE and MCAT scores can be used to demonstrate qualitative and quantitative skills, but are not required for admission into the certificate program.

International students must submit a TOEFL score when English is not the native language. A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based test or 79 on the web-based test is required. MCAT or GRE or equivalent optional.

Contacts

Michael Barber
813-974-9908
mbarber@health.usf.edu

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