Neuropsychology is an in-demand specialty in schools and health care systems, leading to enhanced professional competencies and employment prospects. Because of the brain’s all-encompassing structure for determining the way that every individual thinks and acts, the field of neuropsychology offers numerous opportunities for specialization, continued education, and research. And because of the impact of technology on the field, neuropsychology is one of today’s fastest growing areas of psychological study and career advancement. You will want to take a close look at Ball State University’s graduate certificate in neuropsychology, if you are:
This 15-credit hour, all-online graduate-level certificate covers brain-behavior relationships, the neurobiology of language acquisition and development, advanced topics in neurological disorders and brain dysfunction, and common brain disorders in adults and children. All courses would be of utility for preparation as a neuropsychologist; however, that is a step beyond this certificate program. Why Ball State? You will learn from distinguished faculty. For instance, the Dean-Woodcock psychological test, which is a standardized procedure for assessing an individual’s sensory, motor, emotional, cognitive, and academic functioning, was co-developed by Ball State’s Raymond Dean, the George and Frances Ball Distinguished Professor of Neuropsychology. Ball State’s program benefits from the Neuropsychology Laboratory, a research and teaching facility that provides services for people with neurologic disorders and whose faculty and students conduct research related to brain mechanisms responsible for simple and complex patterns of mental functioning. Related Program If you imagine that doctoral study might be in your future, in addition to this certificate Ball State’s Department of Educational Psychology offers a cognate in neuropsychology. Mode of Delivery This program is offered 100 percent online. Academic Advisor Raymond Dean, PhD Distinguished professor of neuropsychology and director of the Ball State Neuropsychology Lab Department of Education Psychology Your Next Steps Learn about the admission requirements and how to apply and the courses you will take.
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