Oct 20, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Behavior Analysis And Techniques Certificate

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Program: Certificate
Department of Psychology  
Behavior Analysis and Techniques Certificate
College of Arts and Sciences

Neff Hall 388 ~ 260-481-6403

This certificate trains you in the theory behind behavior analysis and offers hands-on experience that may prepare you to sit for the Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) exam of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board.  An RBT is a paraprofessional who works under the supervision of a Board Certified Behavior Analyst to implement intervention or assessment plans for individuals with behavioral problems, such as children with autism.  The program includes fieldwork and practicum experience at an area agency that offers interventions based on applied behavior analysis to clients in the community.  The certificate can be earned and awarded independent of other degree(s).

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this certificate, students will have:

  • acquired knowledge about human development, principles of behavior change, behavioral disorders, and ethical issues related to the field of behavior analysis.
  • applied behavioral intervention skills in a supervised setting where such services are provided.
  • prepared for employment as a behavior technician and to sit for the RBT exam.

Declaring this Certificate:

Program Requirements:

  • A minimum GPA of 2.00 or higher is required for graduation.
  • At least 9 credits must be earned as resident credit.
  • A practicum experience at an area agency that offers ABA-based interventions to clients in the community.

To earn the Behavior Analysis and Techniques certificate, you must fulfill the following requirements in addition to those noted above:


The practicum experience will be completed at an area agency that offers ABA-based interventions to clients in the community.

Total Credits: 18

Student Responsibility

You are responsible for satisfying the graduation requirements specified for your selected program.  Thus, it is essential that you develop a thorough understanding of the required courses, academic policies, and procedures governing your academic career.  All requests for exceptions to specific requirements must be made in writing and may be granted only by written approval from the appropriate chair or dean.

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