Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis
Applied Behavior Analysis is a well-developed, scientifically-based discipline that investigates and describes how the environment and the individual interact, and how that interaction impacts behavior. Applied Behavior Analysis has been used effectively to teach new skills and behavioral repertoires to all populations but is perhaps best known for assessing and treating those with an autism spectrum disorder.
Drexel University’s Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis prepares professionals in evidence-based interventions using behavior analytic theory and techniques.
For students in the Philadelphia metropolitan area, this program also offers exciting and instructive practicum opportunities in cooperation with local education agencies (LEAs), the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute and regional mental-health and behavioral health providers. Students who choose to complete their BACB required practicum hours through this program are required to register for additional practicum courses at Drexel.
Graduates of this program seek positions as behavior analytic consultants, program coordinators, senior clinical directors and interventionists.
Upon successful completion of the program and BACB practicum hour requirements, students will be eligible to sit for the Behavior Analysis Certification Board’s (BACB) national certification examination and practice as Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA), pending BCBA program approval. In order to sit for the BCBA certification exam, students must have earned a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. Students should also refer to the BACB website for additional requirements or meet with a Drexel Applied Behavior Analysis program staff member.
The option to pursue both the BCBA certification coursework and a Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis is available through Drexel’s Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis program.*
The Post Bachelor’s Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis consists of 7 courses, totaling 31.5 credits.
Course descriptions may be found in the Drexel University Online Course Catalog.
|| Pervasive Development Disorders
|| Fundamental Elements of Behavior Change
||Measurement and Experimental Design
|| Behavioral Assessment and Functional Analysis
| EDEX 633
| EDEX 634
||Consultation, systems change and supervision
|| Ethical Considerations and Professional Conduct
** 20 Field observation hours are required in this course.
Online and On-Campus Programs
The Post Bachelor’s Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis is available entirely online, with the same faculty as the on-campus program.
Drexel University has been offering online courses since 1996, bringing its recognized faculty and curricula to a worldwide student body. Today, Drexel offers over 100 online degrees and online certificate programs for adults.
Consistently ranked amongst the world's best universities, a top-10 "Up-and-Coming" institution, and winner of the 2010 Sloan-C Award for Excellence in Institution-Wide Online Education, Drexel University is committed to providing quality education opportunities online by offering a convenient way to earn a reputable, accredited degree with no career interruption, commuting, or fixed class hours.
The Post Bachelor’s Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis is also available on-campus in Drexel’s University City location.
Format Term of Acceptance
Online Cohort Winter, 2014
On-Campus Cohort Spring, 2014
* Pending approval.