Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis
The Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) from Regis College affords the student the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of ABA while gaining valuable experiences applying and evaluating the principles and methods of ABA in a supervised setting. The certificate program is designed for students currently holding a Bachelors or Masters Degree in an approved field of study. Students enrolled in the certificate program are required to complete 18 credit hours in coursework (6 courses) and 9 credit hours of supervised practicum or fieldwork.
The certificate program is designed for busy professionals with courses offered in evenings and can be completed in as little as three semesters. Regis College also offers a part-time option. Please note that receiving a Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis from Regis College is distinct from becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst®. The Behavior Analyst Certification Board® has approved the above course sequence as meeting the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Certification Examination®. However, applicants will have to meet additional requirements to qualify. See www.bacb.com for more details on the board certification requirements and process.
Applicants must have (1) obtained a Bachelors Degree or a Masters Degree in an approved field of study (2) achieved a minimum GPA 3.0, (3) three letters of recommendation, and (4) schedule an individual interview with the program director. Additional information may also be required.
- Concepts and Principles 1: Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis (3 credits)*
- Concepts and Principles 2: Experimental Analysis of Behavior (3 credits)*
- Treatment Evaluation (3 credits)*
- Behavior Assessment (3 credits)*
- Behavior Intervention (3 credits)*
- Ethical Practice in Applied Behavior Analysis (3 credits)*
- Practicum (9 credits)
*The Behavior Analyst Certification Board® has approved this course sequence as meeting the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Certification Examination® and the Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst Certification Examination®. Applicants will have to meet additional requirements to qualify.
|ABA 601 Concepts and Principles I: Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis||(3 credits)|
|This course is the first course in a series of two courses (ABA 601 and ABA 602) and is designed to introduce students to Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). In this course, students will be given an overview of the assumptions, characteristics, and goals of applied behavior analysis. Students will learn the basic concepts and principles of behavior analysis as related to behaviors of social importance; therefore, the primary readings, lectures, and assignments of this course will focus on the applied literature in behavior analysis. Students begin to learn how to apply behavior-analytic procedures to change behavior and improve conditions for individuals in need and learn to articulate the science of learning and behavior in both scientific and layman terms.|
|ABA 604 Treatment Evaluation||(3 credits)|
|In this course, students are introduced to the methods needed to evaluate the effectiveness of a variety of interventions. Students learn to develop reliable procedures for measuring behavior using both continuous and discontinuous measurement systems, effective methods to display data, and develop skills to analyze the visual representation of behavior change in a variety of graphic displays. This course places a particular emphasis on the use of single-subject designs, which include the reversal, alternating treatment/multi-element, multiple baseline, changing criterion, and concurrent chains arrangement. By the end of this course, students will be able to select an appropriate measurement system, calculate reliability measures, identify the most appropriate experimental design(s), and determine whether functional control was achieved.|