Touro College

School of Health Sciences

Advanced Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis


65 Broadway

Room 104

New York City, NY 10006

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Advanced Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis

Format: Campus

Program Description:

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.


Touro College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, 267-284-5000, and is chartered by the Board of Regents of the State of New York. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the United States Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: 27

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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