Advanced Headache Diagnosis & Management


  • College of Nursing

Degree Earned

  • Certificate

Program Type

  • Hybrid

Graduate degree
3.0 GPA



Name: Hannah R. Smith, PhD
  • Academic Program Director
  • Assistant Dean, JCN
  • Assistant Professor

901 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Program Contact

Name: Simy Parikh, MD
Position: Assistant Professor , Department of Neurology
Organization: Jefferson Headache Center

900 Walnut Street
Philadelphia , PA 19147

Program Overview

The Post-Graduate Certificate Program in Advanced Headache Diagnosis and Management brings clinically important and novel information to a diverse group of clinical learners to improve patient care and outcomes related to headache disorders.

Application Process & Deadlines

The inaugural Fall 2020 cohort is a pilot program. Students will be required to participate in one weekend intensive.

  • Tuition reduced by 50%
  • Feedback from students is required to help shape future program offerings
  • Decisions made on a rolling basis 
  • Limited cohort size

Application Instructions

AUGUST 15 - Application Deadline - Fall Term
Term start: September 2020

Please email for additonal information.

Three online didactic courses (10 graduate credits) impart knowledge of pathogenesis, clinical diagnosis, pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment options, psychiatric and sleep disorders, and business management for clinical practice. Weekend onsite intensive provides opportunities to practice case simulations and procedures, participate in interprofessional discussions, and engage in active learning directly with headache medicine experts.


Learn about the variety of classes and schedule options for obtaining your certificate.