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Applied Behavior Analysis Program

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a profession that applies the scientific knowledge of learning to helping people. Applied behavior analysts work with individuals ranging in age from infancy through adulthood and old age in settings that include schools, homes, day programs, communities, residential care settings, businesses and research laboratories. Hunter College's advanced certificate in applied behavior analysis includes an emphasis on applications of behavior analysis to individuals with autism. The ABA program will prepare students to develop, deliver, and evaluate the effectiveness of applied behavior analytic intervention for learners with autism. The advanced certificate program is approved by New York State and our coursework is approved by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board®.

Our Mission

The mission of the Applied Behavior Analysis Program at Hunter College is to prepare professionals to conduct applied behavior analytic interventions for the benefit of individuals with autism and to conduct original research designed to expand the scientific knowledge base of behavior analytic autism intervention.

The Hunter College Applied Behavior Analysis program was developed with the generous support of New York Collaborates for Autism (NYCA). A major goal of both NYCA and the Hunter College Applied Behavior Analysis program is to increase the availability of professionals who have the appropriate training and experience to provide behavior analytic services to children, adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorders. The training offered by the applied behavior analysis program will prepare professionals from a variety of educational backgrounds to provide high-quality science based intervention.

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