Applied Behavior Analysis, Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study
Applied Behavior Analysts are a vital part of the treatment team for those diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). They can implement therapies that can make a signficant improvement in the lives of a wide range of individuals.
Highly educated and skilled providers of autism services are needed to help our children and family members to reach their full potential.
Filling A Growing Need
- There is a critical shortage of skilled professionals who can offer behavioral intervention which is the proven key to the successful treatment of autism.
- The number of people diagnosed with psychological and related conditions, such as Autism, has increased tenfold in the last 40 years.
- Today, over three million people in the U.S. are living with Autism-related disorders.
- Annual demand for individuals holding BCBA/BCBA-D certification has increased approximately 800% from 2010 to 2017, with increases seen in almost every state.
The Applied Behavior Analysis program is an 18-credit post-graduate certificate designed to provide professionals in psychology, education, child care, speech and language disorders or counseling and human services with a mastery of therapy methods and treatments of children and adults with autism and related developmental disorders.
This certificate will prepare students to meet the requirements needed to take the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB) exam. Upon completion of the certificate program, students will have met the coursework and practicum hours required to sit for the certification exam.
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