Learn the fundamentals of ABA while gaining valuable experience applying and evaluating its principles and methods in a supervised setting. In the Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate program, you will complete 18 credit hours of coursework and 9 credit hours of supervised practicum. Upon completion of the program, you will be eligible to sit for the BCBA exam, which 100% of our 2017 graduates passed on their first attempt. This certificate program is for students currently holding a master's degree in an approved field of study. Designed for working professionals, this program offers evening courses and can be completed in as few as three semesters full-time.

Program Mission

Regis College’s School of Health Sciences is proud to offer our programs in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), including the master of science and Graduate certificate, our comprehensive, high-quality educational ABA programs housed within the Department of Applied Behavior Analysis. Through a combination of coursework and supervised fieldwork experience, the ABA programs prepare students with the knowledge and experience needed to become competent, professional clinicians who are proficient in the research and practice of ABA. The rigorous curriculum prepares students for certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)® through the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB)®, and combines students’ personal and professional goals, personalized mentorship, and advanced professional training. The ABA programs focus on the enhancement of professional roles with the ultimate goal of delivering expert service in the major fields of behavior analysis.

Program Objectives

  1. Interpret and convey the causes of behavior, assessment of behavior, and intervention in both scientific and laymen terms.
  2. Design effective measurement procedures, conduct descriptive assessments and functional analyses, and interpret the results.
  3. Conduct a variety of skills assessments to identify a baseline level of life skills an individual exhibits.
  4. Design and evaluate effective empirically-validated intervention programs based on the assessment results and visually inspect the results using a variety of single-subject designs.
  5. Train care givers, including staff and parents, to implement empirically-validated interventions.
  6. Supervise and monitor behavior analytic interventions.
  7. Adhere to, and teach supervisees to adhere to, the ethical and humane treatment of all individuals.
  8. Work independently and collaboratively as a practitioner of behavior analysis, and qualify to sit for the exam to become a Board Certified Behavior.

Admission Requirements

  • Hold a master's degree in an approved field of study
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Individual interview with the program director

Required Courses

Course Credits
Concepts and Principles 1: Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis 1 3
Concepts and Principles 2: Experimental Analysis of Behavior 1 3
Treatment Evaluation 1 3
Behavior Assessment 1 3
Behavior Intervention 1 3
Ethical Practice in Applied Behavior Analysis 1 3
Practicum 2 9
Total 27
  1. The Behavior Analyst Certification Board® (BACB) has approved the course sequence as meeting the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Certification Examination®. Applicants will have to meet additional requirements to qualify.
  2. The Behavior Analyst Certification Board® has approved the practicum courses toward the experience requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Certification Examination®. Applicants may need to meet additional requirements to qualify.

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