Virginia Brain Injury Professional Certificate Course

To provide a basic understanding of brain anatomy, functional impacts of brain injury,

  effective interventions, and the services and supports offered in Virginia.

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Course Description

Brain injury is a complicated diagnosis to treat, and it requires additional education beyond what most professionals encounter in school. This course will cover:

  • An overview of brain injury, the anatomy of the brain and what happens when it is injured.
  • Medical and physical complications, neurocognitive issues.
  • Psychosocial challenges, and special populations (e.g. families, kids, veterans).
  • Strategies for providing supports to persons served, with a special emphasis on the Virginia system of care for those with brain injury.

   Course Learning Objectives:

    • Understand brain anatomy and the pathophysiology of mild, moderate and severe traumatic and non-traumatic brain injury
    • Identify medical, physical, cognitive, neurobehavioral and psychosocial sequela of brain injury
    • Recognize brain injury in special populations (e.g. children, the military) and with unique considerations (disorders of consciousness, family/cultural/sexuality/gender issues)
    • Learn treatment philosophies and approaches to rehabilitation
    • Learn at least 3 communication, behavior or treatment intervention strategies
    • Discover local resources to help serve persons with TBI

   Course Structure:

Self-paced online course. Upon completion of the course and passing the final test with a score of 80% or higher, a certificate will be provided.

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Accessing Virginia Brain Injury Professional Certificate Course

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  • To sign up as an individual to take the online course choose the Individual Registration access below.
  • To purchase access to the online course for someone other than yourself or a group choose "Want to Sign up A Group?" below.  This will allow you to purchase access codes that can be distributed to your staff to access the online course. More about Access Codes.
  • FEATURE!  A discount is available if you purchase 10 or more access codes!
  • VCU, Continuing Education Units are available for course completion.  Access CEUs.
  • If you decide to purchase a course please view our Course User Guide for tips and information about navigating courses.

Individual Registration

$ 175 per person

Want to Sign Up a Group or Access for Someone Other than Yourself?

$175 per person
  • DISCOUNT! Buy 10 or more access codes for $150 per person!

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This project is supported through state general funds (Contract #16-002A) administered by the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS).