The BCBA Program at CSU is designed to:
- Provide students with a complete, accurate, and contemporary view of applied behavior analysis.
- Provide the knowledge and skills to implement andevaluate intervention efficacy.
- Prepare students to conduct functional behavioralassessments.
- Train students in evidence-based instructional practices for those with severe behavioral disorders, autism, and other developmental disabilities.
- Promote the ethical application of behavioral interventions within a consultation framework.
A Board Certified Behavior Analyst is trained in the discipline of applied behavior analysis (ABA). The field of ABA is dedicated to systematically applying principles of behavior to improve socially significant behaviors. These applications are commonly used with the autism population and those with other developmental disabilities. However, ABA is increasingly prevalent in other areas such as education, parenting, health and exercise sciences, criminology, public safety, and organizational behavior management.
In order to gain the credential of BCBA, a student must successfully complete a pre-approved course sequence that has been recognized by the Professional Standards Board of the Association for Behavior Analysis. Successful completion of an approved course sequence and a rigorous application process enables a student to sit for the BCBA exam. The exam is offered three times per year at numerous locations around the nation. Further information provided by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) can be found at: http://bacb.com
Behavior Analysts may work in:
- Outpatient clinical settings
- In-home, individualized therapy
- School-based intervention
- Organizational behavior management practice
- Inpatient psychiatric care
- Community based alternative settings
The BCBA program is a six course sequence. All courses will be offered online.
(Total 18 Credit Hours)