The Applied Behavior Analysis program (ABA) provides you with specialized knowledge of the application of behavioral principles. As the number of children who are diagnosed with Autism and other developmental disabilities increases, so does the need for highly trained professionals including teachers, teaching assistants, school and clinical psychologists, ABA therapists, and Behavior Specialists. Employment opportunities are growing across the country in schools, community clinics, hospital settings, residential treatment facilities, and private agencies. In fact, the demand for credentialed behavior analysts has more than doubled in the last 4 years as a national trend.
Arcadia’s ABA program includes courses in behavior principles, data analysis, applications with children and youth with behavior problems, and ethics and consultation skills necessary to work with other professionals and important adults in schools, homes and communities.
Earn a master's degree in 18 to 24 months. If you already have a master's in psychology or special education, our graduate certificate can be completed in three semesters. This program is fully online.