Undergraduate Minor in ABA

Courses

ABA Class

Students who take all of these courses will be well prepared to take the certification exam and/or continue on to a graduate program in ABA, such as the ABA Master's at USF.

The courses are open to all students who have completed and passed an introductory course in ABA or Behavior Modification. Students that have not completed an introductory course in ABA can take the Fundamentals of Applied Behavior Analysis or the Behavior Modification course offered in the Psychology Department at USF.

The Minor in ABA consists of 5 courses taken in a sequence.

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ABA Minor Course Offerings

Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters:

Fundamentals of Applied Behavior Analysis | MHS 3204 syllabus

Students that have taken CLP 4414 should NOT take this course.

This introductory 45-hour undergraduate course provides the student with information in the form of lectures, demonstrations, and practical exercises on the basic principles and procedures of the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Students will be introduced to the field of ABA and will receive training on how to become fluent in applying basic principles and procedures of ABA. In addition, this course will prepare students for advanced undergraduate coursework in ABA (MHS 4202, 4412, & 4206). Lastly, this course is designed to prepare students to sit for the Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst Certification exam. More information on this exam can be found at the Behavior Analyst Certification Board website (www. bacb.com).

Behavioral Assessment and Intervention Planning in ABA | MHS 4202 syllabus

This 45-hour undergraduate course provides the student with information in the form of lectures, demonstrations, activities, and practical exercises on how to conduct a functional assessment and select functional interventions for problematic behavior. This course is designed to prepare students to sit for the Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst certification exam.

Practicum Seminar in Applied Behavior Analysis | MHS 4943 syllabus

This 45-hour undergraduate course provides the student with information on how to find a quality placement in the community to gain the necessary experience to become certified as an Assistant Behavior Analyst, how to navigate the Behavior Analyst Certification Board process in order to become certified, and how to conduct proper documentation of their experience. In addition, students will receive training on current ABA technologies in the form of lectures, demonstrations, and practical exercises to prepare students for a placement in the community. Lastly, this course is designed to prepare students to sit and successfully submit an application for the Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst Certification exam

Research Methods and Ethical Issues in ABA | MHS 4412 syllabus

This 45-hour undergraduate course provides the student with information in the form of lectures, demonstrations, and practical exercises on the history of autism and other developmental disabilities, developmental milestones, skills assessment, selecting and writing programs, verbal behavior, and programming for generalization and maintenance. Students will receive training on how to read, conduct, and interpret results from the Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills (ABLLS); students will receive training on how to take ABLLS results and select and write corresponding programs; and students will receive training on how to troubleshoot and progress programs. This course will prepare students for a position working in the field as a Behavior Assistant/Technician which will provide an opportunity for the student to gain the necessary experience to become certified as an Assistant Behavior Analyst. Lastly, this course is designed to prepare students to sit for the Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst Certification exam.

Applied Behavior Analysis in Autism and Developmental Disabilities | MHS 4206 syllabus

This 45-hour undergraduate course provides the student with information in the form of lectures, demonstrations, and practical exercises on the history of autism and other developmental disabilities, developmental milestones, skills assessment, selecting and writing programs, verbal behavior, and programming for generalization and maintenance. Students will receive training on how to read, conduct, and interpret results from the Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills (ABLLS); students will receive training on how to take ABLLS results and select and write corresponding programs; and students will receive training on how to troubleshoot and progress programs. This course will prepare students for a position working in the field as a Behavior Assistant/Technician which will provide an opportunity for the student to gain the necessary experience to become certified as an Assistant Behavior Analyst. Lastly, this course is designed to prepare students to sit for the Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst Certification exam.