The brain’s all-encompassing structures determine the way we all think and act, so knowledge of the brain-behavior relationship and concepts of neuropsychology are essential for those who work in schools and health care systems. Additionally, because of the impact of technology, neuropsychology is one of today’s fastest growing areas of psychological study.
You will want to take a close look at our completely online graduate certificate in neuropsychology whether you’re a student in the psychological sciences, a practicing educator or mental health provider, or someone who just wants to explore the science of human brain function and understand the concepts of neuropsychology. You will learn from faculty who work as practitioners providing services for individuals with neurologic disorders.
What You Will Learn
This 15-credit graduate-level certificate program covers:
- the basics of brain-behavior relationships
- the neurobiology of language acquisition and development
- advanced topics in neurological disorders and brain dysfunction
- common brain disorders in adults and children
This 15-credit program requires the completion of five courses that can be completed in three semesters and one summer.
- EDPS 629 Adult Development and Aging (3 credits, no prerequisites) — offered in fall, spring, and summer semesters
- EDPS 649 Fundamentals of Neuropsychology (3 credits, no prerequisites) — offered in fall
- EDPS 655 Child Neurodevelopment (3 credits, prerequisite is EDPS 649) — offered in spring
- EDPS 665 Concepts of Developmental Psycholinguistics (3 credits, prerequisites are EDPS 649 and 655) — offered in summer
- EDPS 753 Advanced Topics in Neuropsychology (3 credits, prerequisites are EDPS 649 and 655) — offered in summer
For a complete list of program requirements and courses, see the course catalog.
Course work may be applied toward other degree programs such as the MA in educational psychology.
Please note: this program will not lead to licensure, certification, or credentialing as a practicing neuropsychologist.
For students currently enrolled in a master’s degree program, in consultation with your advisor, course work may be used as electives.
Credits for certain courses may be used toward continuing education requirements for some professions (please consult your state’s licensing board).
More about Online Learning
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Are you interested in our program? Then it’s time to apply!
You do not need to take the GRE to be considered for admission.
You may begin taking courses for this program in the Fall, Spring, or Summer semesters. The deadline to apply is two weeks before the start of the term.
Ball State is authorized to accept online students from all U.S. states. However, certain states have regulations regarding licensing programs in nursing and education. Learn more about state authorizations for non-Indiana students.
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