Professional Education

Professional Education

We constantly strive to make a real difference for health professionals. Together, we further our commitment to improve care for people with Parkinson's disease (PD). The Parkinson's Foundation focuses on best-practice care training, providing the latest information and increasing access to free educational tools for doctors, nurses and care team members. We do this through our:

Parkinson's Foundation Team Training

Our signature program teaches medical professionals from diverse disciplines the best techniques in Parkinson's care over an intensive three-day interactive curriculum. Learn more here.

Physical Therapy Faculty Program

We offer a training curriculum to teach physical therapy educators the latest in proven PD care techniques, who then teach their physical therapy students. Learn more here.

The Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty Program

We offer a training curriculum to teach nurse educators the latest in proven PD best practices, who then teach their nursing students. Learn more here.

Online Courses

We host multiple in-depth accredited and non-accredited online training courses for health professionals, including movement disorder specialists, neurologists, psychologists, occupational and physical therapists, speech and language pathologists, nurses and more.

Genetic Counseling and Testing in Parkinson’s Disease Course

We offer a Genetic Counseling and Testing in Parkinson’s Disease Program to increase awareness of the role of genetic counseling for Parkinson's and to help increase the number of people living with PD who choose to get genetic testing and counseling. This free course offers continuing education to physicians, physician assistants, and nurses. Register here.


From publications, webinars and fact sheets to share with the Parkinson’s community to online and in-person courses for you, we have developed our resources pages by health professional discipline to serve as a guide to our educational resources.


Jointly Accredited ProviderIn support of improving patient care, the Parkinson's Foundation is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide InterProfessional Continuing Education for the healthcare team.


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