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If you’re interested expanding your competencies in psychology, Kaplan University’s postgraduate certificate program is designed for motivated professionals like you. This program emphasizes the understanding of behavioral concepts and theories as well as their application to special populations. If you already possess a master’s degree, earning this certificate could help you prepare to advance or diversify within this field.†The curriculum includes five courses that focus on the developmentally disabled, individuals with autism, and individuals with traumatic brain injuries. You’ll also explore behavioral concepts and theories, and develop assessment and intervention skills. The Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.®, (BACB®) has approved the course sequence of the Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis as meeting the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Examination®.* Please note: applicants will have to meet additional requirements to qualify, including degree, field experience, and practicum requirements. Please refer to the BACB’s website (www.bacb.com) for full eligibility requirements.The program consists of a minimum of 35 quarter credit hours. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate.
The Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis provides you with the opportunity to:
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With a Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis, you could focus on improving the skills and achievements of children in school settings; enhance the development, abilities, and choices of children and adults with different kinds of disabilities; and increase the performance and satisfaction of employees in organizations and businesses. Possible job settings include mental health, social services, or educational centers.†
Qualified credits earned in fulfillment of this certificate may be applied toward the requirements of certain Kaplan University degree programs. When the time is right, come back and earn your degree online at Kaplan University.
Kaplan University offers multiple start dates, giving you greater flexibility with your education, life, and work schedules.
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May 14, 2014
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Jun 11, 2014
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Jul 02, 2014
This course explores professional codes of ethics and standards related to the research and practice of behavior analysis in the field of psychology. Emphasis will be placed on the application of both the American Psychological Association (APA) Code of Ethics, and the Behavior Analyst Certification Board® (BACB®) Professional Disciplinary and Ethical Standards and Guidelines for Responsible Conduct. Students will analyze and evaluate moral and legal issues, as well as any personal biases that may impact the ethical decision-making process.
Total Program Credits: 35
This course will introduce students to the
different mixed-method approaches to research used within the
field of Applied Behavior Analysis. Students will learn how to
use this knowledge to select an appropriate research method when
given a real-world situation. Students will also be introduced to
the practical, legal, ethical, and sociocultural issues that are
unique to research design within the field of Applied Behavior
This course covers advanced principles,
theories, and concepts of Applied Behavior Analysis. The
assessment and development of behavioral interventions are
covered, along with real-life examples, case studies, and current
research in this area of psychology.
This course will provide students with a
foundational knowledge of measurement and analysis in Applied
Behavior Analysis (ABA). Students will learn how to identify and
measure target behaviors, as well as evaluate the accuracy of the
data presented within current research studies and real-life
examples. Finally, students will learn how to communicate the
results of a research study in a clear, efficient, and
This course covers the fundamentals of implementing a behavior change program in Applied Behavioral Analysis. Students will gain skill and practice in how to design an effective behavior change program through the use of real-life case study examples. The different factors involved in maintaining and promoting the generalization of behavioral change in real-world settings will be explored.
This course provides an overview of the
various theoretical models of behavior change, along with more
current research on evidence-based best practices in Applied
Behavior Analysis. Students will incorporate the practical,
ethical, legal, socioemotional, and cultural needs of a client
into an effective behavior change plan.
The practicum experience in applied behavior analysis is designed to prepare graduate student clinicians by extending the program's didactic and classroom-based experiential components to produce an increasingly sophisticated learning experience. The practicum is designed to integrate academic knowledge with practical experience, and prepares the student for future training in professional psychology.
The 25% tuition reduction applies only to international students living outside of the United States. This discount does not apply to military students. Please check with your advisor to see if you are eligible.
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* Although certain programs at Kaplan University are designed to prepare students to take various certification or licensing exams, the University cannot guarantee the student will pass those exams. In some cases, field experience, additional coursework, and/or background checks may be necessary to take or to successfully pass the exams.
† Kaplan University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.
‡ This program is not eligible for Title IV federal financial aid.The professional practice of psychology is regulated by each state, and the degree requirements in the Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis do not guarantee or prepare graduates for state licensure.
§ The BACB preapproves university training as meeting its eligibility requirements; it does not accredit university programs.