Specialize in Applied Behavior Analysis
Understanding the workings of the human psyche, and treating and modifying aberrant behavior is the nucleus of the dynamic field of Behavior Analysis. As society experiences heightened criminal activity, juvenile delinquency, addiction and the rise of developmental disabilities, the demand for professionals credentialed in this area escalates steadily.
Who is the program for?
The field of Behavior Analysis has a very diverse range of practioners. Many are occupational therapists, mobile therapists, speech-language pathologists, physical therapists, behavior specialists, health care providers, educational consultants, school counselors, social workers, criminal justice professionals, policy-makers and human service professionals – all seeking to supplement their existing skills and earn the credentials they need to pursue additional opportunities. Regardless of the career path, practioners will need to develop the skills to transfer basic principles of behavior analysis into effective, comprehensive, functional behavioral assessments, behavioral interventions, and program evaluation.
Behavior Analyst Certification & Online Learning
Saint Joseph’s University offers online graduate, undergraduate and certificate-only programs to help you enter the growing field of Behavior Analysis. There's 24/7 technical support and the interactive format fosters discussion among students and instructors. In that the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) has approved the course sequence delivered by Saint Joseph's University online, you can rest assure it's a quality education. In addition, students who attend an online education program have been shown to have a higher pass rate for the exam than students who attend school in a traditional setting, according to the September 2011 BACB Newsletter.