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Develop applied behavior analysis skills to address socially significant issues relating to behavior and learning.
The skills you develop in this program can be applied in a variety of settings, including schools, corporate environments, and hospitals.
Capella students receive access to ACE-recommended courses for college credit from our affiliate, Sophia Learning.*
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The Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) has verified the courses in this program specialization toward the coursework requirement for eligibility to take the Board Certified Assistant Behavior AnalystⓇ examination. Applicants may need to meet additional requirements before they can be deemed eligible to take the examination.
It is important to understand all educational and individual requirements for licensing. Capella University cannot guarantee licensure, certification, or endorsement. State regulations vary regarding professional licensure. It is your responsibility to understand and comply with requirements for your state.
The curriculum focuses on foundational behavior analysis theories, concepts, and techniques; applied research methods in the field; and ethical standards to which professionals in the applied behavior analysis field must adhere.
Applied Behavior Analysis Foundations
In this course, learners gain an understanding of the applied behavior analysis field, including its history, purpose, and careers. Learners acquire foundational knowledge of the major applied behavior analysis theories, concepts, and terminology and apply that knowledge to the process of developing and evaluating behavioral interventions. Learners must meet weekly via web conferencing for synchronous (live) group meetings with their course instructor.
|6 quarter credits|
Applied Behavior Analysis Ethics and Supervision
Learners in this course build foundational knowledge of ethical practices that guide professional behavior in the applied behavior analysis field. Learners develop a working knowledge of ethical principles and standards in the field by analyzing cases from an ethical perspective and applying ethical principles and standards to each case example. Learners also demonstrate their understanding of ethics as they develop multicultural competence in applied behavior analysis practice. Learners must meet weekly via web conferencing for synchronous (live) group meetings with their course instructor. Prerequisite(s): PSYC4001.
|6 quarter credits|
Applied Behavior Analysis Research and Interventions
In this course, learners examine research methods and designs used in applied behavior analysis. Learners conduct literature reviews to explore research-based practices in the field and practice selecting research-supported treatment designs. In particular, learners develop their knowledge and skills in designing single-subject experiments, identifying and selecting measurement systems, collecting and interpreting data, and conducting research with integrity. Learners must meet weekly via web conferencing for synchronous (live) group meetings with their course instructor. Prerequisite(s): PSYC4002.
|6 quarter credits|
Applied Behavior Analysis Assessment
In this course, learners apply knowledge gained in PSYC4001 to the assessment of challenging behaviors. Learners examine assessment techniques in applied behavior analysis and basic applications in applied behavior analysis. Learners apply assessment techniques based on theory and principles of applied behavior analysis. Learners also identify behaviors for change, select assessment techniques, and analyze outcomes of assessment results. Learners must meet weekly via web conferencing for synchronous (live) group meetings with their course instructor. Prerequisite(s): PSYC4003.
|6 quarter credits|
Applied Behavior Analysis Behavior-Change Procedures and Interventions
Learners in this course develop skills related to behavior-change procedures. Learners select and implement intervention strategies to change clients’ behavior through the practice of applied behavior analysis. Learners must meet weekly via web conferencing for synchronous (live) group meetings with their course instructor. Prerequisite(s): PSYC4004.
|6 quarter credits|
Applied behavior analysis prepares you to identify behavioral issues and develop programs to help individuals make positive changes in their behavior. You’ll gain the skills to:
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Here’s what you need to know to start a career in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis.
Here are just some of the career options you could explore with our online master's in applied behavior analysis degree.
*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure, certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.
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