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Certificate in Behavior Modification

Certificate in Behavior Modification

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a technique frequently used to work with children and adults with behavior issues, ranging from autism to attention defecit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to conduct disorders. It is also widely used in schools, health settings, and in business management. The courses in this curriculum provide a foundation in applied behavior analysis as required by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.® for the Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) certification.

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, including completing an approved internship and sitting for the BCaBA licensing examination. This Indiana University certificate in behavior modification would not cover those requirements.

Certificate Requirements (12 cr.)

All courses are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise designated.

  • PSY-P 241 Functional Analysis of Behavior 1
  • PSY-P 324 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY-P 325 The Psychology of Learning
  • PSY-P 430 Behavior Modification

Admission Requirements

­Admission requirements include 26 credit hours of college-level work with a 2.2 grade point average, proficiency levels of English and mathematics (defined as a grade of C or better in ENG-W 131 Elementary Composition 1 and MATH-M 111 Mathematics in the World or equivalent), and a grade of C or better in PSY-P 103 General Psychology or PSY-P 106 General Psychology–Honors. Students must apply for admission by completing an Behavior Modification Certificate Enrollment Form and meeting with the program director (department chair unless specified otherwise).

Academic Standards

Students must earn a grade of C or higher in any course for which he or she seeks credit within the certificate program. After successfully completing all coursework, students must submit a portfolio documenting their performance in each class to the Behavior Modification Certificate coordinator (the department chair unless specified otherwise).

Transfer Credit Hours

Students may transfer credit hours for PSY-P 324 Abnormal Psychology, but other courses must be completed at IU South Bend.

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