School of Health Sciences
New York City, NY 10006
Advanced Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis
Behavior Analysts provide individualized, intensive therapy using positive reinforcement to improve learning. The focus is on increasing desired behaviors while decreasing undesired behaviors. Services may be either center-based or provided within the individual’s most familiar environment, typically the home. While behavior analysis is used to improve academic learning in children, it can also be used with adolescents and adults to improve life skills. Therapists customize interventions to meet each individual’s needs, at home, in the community and/or in school. Long and short-term objectives are designed to teach skills in academic areas, communication, socialization, self-care, play and motor skills. The behavior analyst ensures that goals are broken down into manageable steps and assesses them through ongoing progress measurement. Behavior Analysis is a data driven field which uses empirically supported methods to help individuals on the autism spectrum.
Our 27-credit Advanced Certificate program in Behavior Analysis is among the first programs to meet the academic requirements for licensure as a Behavior Analyst in accordance with Subpart 79-17 of the New York State Commissioner’s Regulations.
You must hold a master’s degree to earn this certificate and the program is appropriate for educators and those in a school setting, who want to work with the autistic spectrum population. Students completing this program are eligible to sit for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) examination if they meet the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) requirements. Behavior Analysis License applicants must also meet additional requirements as outlined by NYS Education Department.
# of Credits Required: 27
Classification: Master's College or University I
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999