In today’s world, with the cost of education, healthcare, and clinical service provision continuing to rise, the use of evidence-based practices to address challenging behavior in an effective, but efficient manner, is paramount. Applied behavior analysis (ABA) offers educators, clinicians, business owners, school and health care administrators, and families a valuable approach to instruction, personnel management, and treatment of challenging behaviors that may impede successful performance in daily activities and routines. This approach is based on the careful use of behavioral assessment methodologies, empirically-driven measurement and analysis, and the selection and implementation of function-based treatment strategies.
The Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program at Bay Path:
• Provides graduate level instruction aligned with BACB® 5TH Edition Task List and fulfills all supervised fieldwork requirements included in revised experience standards (both restricted and unrestricted hours completed);
• prepares students to practice as scientists and clinicians in settings committed to the use of evidence-based behavioral treatment to address behavior and performance challenges;
• prepares graduates to pursue credentialing in ABA and advance in professional settings that provide ABA services;
• Includes a course sequence verified by the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) as meeting the 5th edition coursework requirement for students taking the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA®) examination, in addition to providing advanced instruction in verbal behavior, staff training and supervision, functional/ experimental analysis of behavior, and behavioral education systems;
• provides graduate students an opportunity for supervised practice in a variety of special interest applications of ABA, including: Organizational Behavior Management (OBM), health & safety, sports & fitness, supervision & staff training, and environmental sustainability (among others).
“The Association for Behavior Analysis International has verified the courses in this sequence (see curriculum) toward the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst® or Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst® examination. Applicants will need to meet additional requirements before they can be deemed eligible to take the examination.”