College of Education

Applied Behavior Analysis

Graduate Certificate

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Program Summary

FALL 2021
Application Dates: 05/31/2021
Start Dates: 08/23/2021
Credits required: 21
Cost per credit: $700.50
Sally Shepley

Sally Shepley, Ph.D., BCBA,

Associate Professor

Program Director, ABA

College of Education

Early Childhood, Special Education, and Counselor Education (EDSCE)

229 Taylor Education Building

597 Scott Street, Lexington, KY 40506

(859) 257-8596

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Leverage the science to understand and improve human behavior. Earn a graduate certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and acquire the skills to help individuals with challenging behavior and/or skill deficits. Our program instructs and prepares students to work as Board Certified Behavior Analyst in a variety of areas including autism & developmental disabilities, gerontology, pediatrics, education and health fitness. 

Program Summary

FALL 2021
Application Dates: 05/31/2021
Start Dates: 08/23/2021
Credits required: 21
Cost per credit: $700.50

Get with the science of human behavior & meet the growing demand

There is a growing demand for analyst and/or assistant behavior analyst as evident in the US-Employment-Demand-for-Behavior-Analyst-2020 report. The graduate certificate in ABA at the University of Kentucky is taught by faculty who are experienced practitioners in the field and still actively research and participate in schools and community settings in the principles of ABA.  Graduates of our program have the opportunity to begin their careers in clinical settings assisting children with autism, or in school districts as consultative support.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have:

  • Bachelor or Masters degree in a related field (e.g., education, psychology, special education, social work, communication disorders).
    If not, pre-requisite of EDS 516 (or equivalent from another institution).
  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or graduate GPA of 3.25.
  • One (1) letter of recommendation speaking to your experience working with children or youth.
  • Updated resume overviewing their education and experience.
  • Scholarly writing sample (e.g., literature review, research article)
  • Personal statement describing previous experience that led to this desire to obtain ABA certificate
     

Federal Financial Aid and Certificate Programs

Please note that federal financial aid is not available for certificate programs, but other financial resources may be available on the Financial Aid page.

Contact

Sally Shepley

Sally Shepley, Ph.D., BCBA,

Associate Professor

Program Director, ABA

College of Education

Early Childhood, Special Education, and Counselor Education (EDSCE)

229 Taylor Education Building

597 Scott Street, Lexington, KY 40506

(859) 257-8596

State Authorization & Licensure

If you plan to complete a University of Kentucky online program while living outside of Kentucky, you should check the Out-of-State Students page to determine if the University of Kentucky is authorized to provide this program in your state of residence. If you plan to use the degree to seek licensure, you should also determine if the degree meets the educational requirements for licensure in your state.