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Applied Behavior Analysis Postbaccalaureate Certificate

Students who enroll in Purdue University Global's Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis program have the chance to learn how to utilize applied behavior analysis techniques in order to work with students and adults with special needs. Read more about Purdue University Global's Applied Behavior Analysis program here.

Official Program Name:

Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis

School Offering Program:

Purdue University Global

Degree Level:

Graduate Certificate

Program Prerequisites:

The postbaccalaureate applied behavior analysis certificate is designed for students who want to prepare for the Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst exam. Admission to this program requires the completion of a bachelor's degree program and the corresponding transcript to demonstrate your undergraduate work.

Applicants to Purdue University Global graduate programs must have already earned a bachelor's degree; some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

The Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis affords students the opportunity learn about creating behavior intervention plans utilizing the fundamental tenets of applied behavior analysis. Students could gain skills in research design and analysis, as well as the interpretation of research results, which could be used to provide essential services to clients. This program is designed to teach about children who have exceptional needs and how teachers and parents can help these children through practices like inclusion and individual education programs.

This program is also designed to provide students with knowledge of ethical considerations involved in screening and assessing people with various needs. Students could also learn about performing functional behavior assessments and using these assessments in intervention plans for critical social behaviors of children and adults.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

30 credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Purdue University Global's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis:

This Applied Behavior Analysis certificate requires the completion of five courses for a total of 30 credits. Contact Purdue University Global to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Courses (30 credits)

  • Exceptional Needs Children
  • Applied Behavior Analysis I
  • Applied Behavior Analysis II
  • Screening and Assessment
  • Program Design and Evaluation

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Students who complete the requirements to earn this Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis may want to continue their education by enrolling in master's programs in related fields. Master's programs could help students prepare for certification in behavior analysis or expand their career options into the fields of psychology or education.

Master's programs that they could consider include (but aren't limited to):

  • Master of Science in Human Services
  • Master of Science in Behavior Analysis
  • Master of Science in Education
  • Master of Arts in Psychology

Career Paths:

The coursework included in the Purdue Global's Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis could help you prepare for the Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst certification exam offered by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board. The skills covered in this program could be used to get ready for careers helping children who struggle with developmental or academic issues in schools or for jobs working with business employees with specialized needs.

Positions that could be available to graduates of a this applied behavior analysis program may include those designed to help individuals with problematic behaviors in such facilities as:

  • Mental health facilities
  • Group homes
  • Health clinics
  • Schools
  • Social services programs
  • Corporations

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