Applied Behavior Analysis

Best known as a treatment for children with autism, applied behavior analysis represents one of the fastest-growing professional areas in psychology.

Our program incorporates the six master's-level courses and practicum experience required to sit for the national certification exam, while elective courses allow academic study in areas that fulfill personal and professional objectives. The Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) has verified Salve Regina's course sequence as meeting the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst examination.

Coursework in areas such as ethics and professional conduct, measurement and data analysis, behavior change techniques, assessment and systems management prepares students for the national certification exam. Sites for practicum placements are coordinated through the graduate program.

After earning their BACB certification, our graduates are prepared for work in a variety of settings, such as schools, homes, hospitals, business and treatment centers.

With courses available at our Newport campus and our Center for Adult Education in Warwick, our program offers working students a flexible schedule and an opportunity to accelerate the completion of their degree.

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Course Spotlight

Applied Behavior Analysis: Ethics and Professional Conduct

Graduate Program in Applied Behavior Analysis

The curriculum for this course is based on the Behavior Analyst Certification Board's professional disciplinary and ethical standards and the guidelines for responsible conduct for behavior analysts. Practicing within the limits of professional competency and the ethical implications of various treatment designs are stressed. Students apply the ethical principles of the field of behavior analysis to a variety of case studies illustrating ethical decision-making in professional practice.