Applied Behavior Analysis & Autism Studies

Autism Spectrum Disorder is the fastest-growing developmental disability in the United states, and New Jersey happens to have the highest autistic population. Because of this, compassionate and caring individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to support them are highly sought after. This program will prepare you to become a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) to improve the livelihoods of uniquely-abled individuals across the world.

This certification preparation program offers you the chance to study how uniquely-abled individuals can learn. Understanding behavioral patterns in relation to things like the environment will help you teach students how to increase positive behavior. ABA therapy helps to improve social and communication skills, focus, attention, and memory. Discover how you can help uniquely-abled learners improve their independence while preparing for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst exam to become certified by the international Behavior Analyst Certification Board.

In this 18-credit program, you will take four courses to learn evidence-based approaches for conducting behavioral assessments and for designing, implementing, and evaluating intervention programs. You will also participate in two practicum experiences under the direct supervision of leading Board Certified Behavior Analysts Doctors (BCBA-Ds).