Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis
About the Program
The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a structured, full-time graduate program offered through the Department of Psychology at the University of Miami and is designed to benefit students who have earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology or a related field and are seeking further training and/or professional certification in ABA. The 24-credit program begins each fall and is designed to be completed in two consecutive semesters (fall/spring).
Students who complete the certificate program will meet all the university instructional coursework and experiential (practicum) requirements necessary to take the exam to become a Board Certified assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA). The BCaBA is a certification offered by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB; www.bacb.com), an internationally recognized credentialing agency for practitioners of applied behavior analysis.
The Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.® has approved the following course sequence as meeting the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst Examination®. Applicants will have to meet additional requirements to qualify.
ABA is an area of psychology that utilizes a systematic approach for influencing socially important behavior. Services provided by practitioners of ABA commonly include conducting behavioral assessments and developing treatment plans to reduce problematic behavior (e.g., aggression, self-injurious behavior) and remediate skill deficits (e.g., communication, adaptive behavior).