Certificate in ABA

West African University ABA Training Programs

Introduction: Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the study of human behavior. ABA has been developed for the past 75 years and has hundreds of researchers studying human behavior across a variety of settings. While ABA is often associated with autism, it has been successfully used across many populations including teaching children and adults with developmental disabilities, improving workplace performance and safety, and working with individuals with traumatic brain injuries. Students in our ABA program will learn why people do what they do and how to change behavior to make a positive difference in people’s lives.

Program Overview

The ABA program at St. Louis African University (SLAUB). offers the necessary classes needed for national certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst for those who already have a Master’s Degree but are interested in becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA®). The certificate program offers graduate-level credit for course completion, allows for in-person interaction with other students and faculty members, while still offering a flexible course schedule, and include courses that are relevant to the field and populations you will be working with.

Learn more about the educational requirements to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.

Program Delivery:

  • Designed for individuals who already have an earned Master’s degree in Behavioral Analysis, Education or Psychology
  • Weekend schedule with monthly classes – convenient for working professionals
  • Starts in late August
  • Designed to meet the educational requirements to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst®

Program Length

This 24-credit certificate program can be completed in five semesters.

Course Sequence

Fall I (6 credits)

  • Ethical Considerations in Behavior Analysis (3 credits)
  • Concepts & Principles of Behavior Analysis (3 credits)

Spring I (3 credits)

  • Behavioral Assessment (3 credits)

Summer I (3 credits)

  • Fundamental Elements of Behavior Change (3 credits)

Fall II (3 credits)

  • Research Methods in Behavior Analysis (3 credits)
  • Radical Behaviorism: Philosophical Underpinnings (3 credits)

Spring II (3 credits)

  • Behavior Analytic Procedures and Interventions (3 credits)

Summer II (3 credits)

  • Performance Management and Supervision (3 credits)

Total Educational Requirements: 24 credits

BACB - VCS LogoThe coursework sequence has been verified to meet the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Examination®. Applicants will have to meet additional requirements to qualify.


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