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Applied Behavior Analysis

Online Certificate Program

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Applied Behavior Analysis 
Online ABA Certificate Program

The need for highly skilled professionals that can assess and support individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other neurodevelopmental and behavioral disorders has never been greater.

PCOM’s Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Certificate online program is designed to meet the needs of working professionals by providing flexible, convenient access to coursework through an online program.

The 21-credit online ABA certificate program meets the guidelines established by the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) and fulfills the coursework requirement to sit for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) exam. In order to obtain the BCBA credential, students must also complete a supervised field experience, have a qualifying degree, and pass an exam.

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ABA Certificate Options

PCOM has two options for admission into the certification program:
  • The Certificate of Graduate Studies program requires a bachelor’s degree for admission.
  • The Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies program requires a master’s degree for admission. This certificate is also available as part of the curriculum offered in the Master of Science in School Psychology program. Students may complete the Applied Behavior Analysis Certification without matriculating into the Master of Science in School Psychology program.

Both options offer the same coursework.

Upon completion of the certification program, students will have solid skills in the areas of comprehensive behavioral assessment, intervention and consultation.

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Applied Behavior Analysis Program Highlights

Who should apply to PCOM’s ABA online certification program?

This program is designed for individuals interested in learning about behavioral assessment and intervention as it relates to positive change within the learning environment, as well as home and other applied settings. Individuals who can benefit from this program include behavioral specialists, teachers, therapists, educational consultants, school psychologists, social workers, clinical psychologists and medical professionals.

Our ABAI-approved coursework has a focus on supporting the needs of children with neurodevelopmental disabilities such as autism and their families in a variety of settings. Our faculty have extensive experience working with children with developmental disabilities and families in schools, homes, and residential settings.

Are PCOM ABA certificate credits transferable?

Courses provide transferable graduate credit and may be transferred into other degree programs if approved. Most credits that are earned in the certificate program can transfer into the MS in School Psychology program provided that the student meets the requirements of admission to matriculate into the MS program.

  • Classes are taught by expert faculty who are board-certified behavior analysts and psychologists.
  • Students learn within a dynamic medical school environment with an interprofessional focus on the curriculum and delivery of content.
  • The Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate program is offered entirely online. Most course content is available at any time, however, students will be required to log in at a specified time once each week for a live, one-hour evening session.
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PCOM’s ABA Certificate Program is Offered Online

Content is provided online in synchronous and asynchronous format. Asynchronous format allows students to complete the coursework on their own time and schedule. Synchronous format is a live interaction with the course instructor and other students designed to foster collaboration and understanding of material. This online format provides several benefits including:

  • Flexibility to complete coursework when convenient.
  • Ability to attend classes regardless of location.
  • Potential to better manage work/life balance.

About Our Applied Behavior Analysis Program

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Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine has been approved by Pennsylvania to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. 

Additionally, the ABA certificate program meets the guidelines established by Association for Behavior Analysis International to provide the course content required for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) credential.

Online Programming

If you experience any issues or have a complaint regarding the online programming, please complete our online course complaint form.

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