About Online Courses

Online Courses

Learn and apply best-care Parkinson's disease (PD) knowledge while earning continuing education unit (CEU) credits through various Parkinson's Foundation expert online training courses.

Nurse Course

Designed by Parkinson’s nurse specialists to help other nurses better understand how to deliver comprehensive care to people living with PD, this new multi-module course provides the latest in current treatment and care strategies.

​By taking this 10-hour course, participants will better understand how to deliver comprehensive care to people living with PD and their families. The course focuses on long-term care, acute care nurses, recent nursing graduates or other nurses who want to improve the care they give to people living with PD.

This course is available for CEUs for a nominal fee or can be viewed for free without any CEUs.

This continuing nursing education activity is approved for 10 CEUs by the American Associate of Neuroscience Nurses, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

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Speech and Language Pathology Course

Designed by expert speech and language pathologists in the PD field, this course helps other speech and language pathologists improve care for people with Parkinson's. The course was designed by the Parkinson’s Foundation in collaboration with the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine.

In viewing this multi-module course, participants will learn how to best examine the complexities that Parkinson’s has on speech, swallowing and cognition.

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Occupational Therapy Course

Designed by PD occupational therapy experts, this multi-module online course teaches best care practices.

Occupational therapists will gain practical, evidence-based knowledge across the continuum of Parkinson’s care (from diagnosis to advanced PD) to help practitioners evaluate and treat individuals in all settings — including in-home care, community rehabilitation and long-term care practice settings.

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Physical Therapy Course

Designed by expert physical therapists in the PD field, this multi-module course sets out to help fellow physical therapists better understand how to evaluate, treat and deliver comprehensive Parkinson's care.

Take a sneak peak below!
Full accredited course launching Spring 2021

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Parkinson's Foundation Team Training

Our signature program teaches medical professionals from diverse disciplines the best techniques in Parkinson's care. Our Virtual  Team Training is an entirely online course designed by the Parkinson's Foundation to increase knowledge about Parkinson’s disease (PD) and build capacity for comprehensive, interprofessional care in the treatment of PD. This dynamic, interactive course features a combination of online courses, interactive virtual sessions and offers an intensive curriculum with CME/CEU accreditation to physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language therapists, social workers and team coordinators.  Learn more about upcoming virtual and in-person Team Training opportunities at Parkinson.org/TeamTraining.

Interprofessional Care Team Approach to Cognitive Changes in Parkinson’s

NEW! Professional Talk Series launches July 2021.

Parkinson’s Foundation Cognition Talk Series is a 7-part online course focusing on cognition concerns and challenges of living with Parkinson’s disease. Each section (30 mins) of the series is presented by a specialized health professional discussing cognition from their viewpoint.

Our speakers come from the following 7 disciplines:

  • Movement Disorders Neurology
  • Neuropsychology
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Social Work
  • Speech-Language-Pathology

Each presenter focuses their talk directed not only to colleagues in their discipline, but to all disciplines encouraging an interdisciplinary care plan for their patients.

Earn 3.5 CME / CEUs

This activity is designed for neurologists, movement disorder specialists, neuropsychologist, primary care providers, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, pharmacists, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Pathologists, Social Workers, and any other health care practitioner interested in learning more about the cognition concerns and challenges of living with Parkinson’s Disease.

More details to follow upon course launch this July 2021.

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