Niagara University’s College of Education will offer a new advanced certificate program in applied behavior analysis, beginning this fall.

The 27-credit-hour online program prepares candidates for careers as applied behavior analysts in accordance with the academic requirements set forth for professional practice as a licensed behavior analyst in New York state. Graduates will have access to a diverse selection of career pathways, including work as a behavior analyst, behavioral consultant, intervention­ or instructional specialist, case coordinator, program manager, and clinical director. 

The curriculum provides comprehensive coverage of concepts and principles of behav­ior analysis, single-subject research methods and designs, functional behavior assessment and other evaluation techniques, as well as professional and ethical issues in behavior analysis.

Candidates will further develop professional skills by completing a minimum of 250 hours of supervised experience in applied behavior analysis.

To be admitted to the program, individuals must hold a master’s degree or higher in a related field, including, but not limited to, psychology, education or other subject areas that address learning and behavioral change.

“Consistent with Niagara University’s Catholic and Vincentian tradition, our new advanced certificate program furthers our commitment to preparing professionals who foster human learning, development, and the spiritual and emotional well-being of each person they encounter,” said Dr. Chandra Foote, dean of NU’s College of Education.

To learn more, please call the program’s coordinator, Dr. Harold Lobo, at 716.286.8623 or go online to

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