ABA 502: Introduction to the Practice of Behavior Analysis

This course provides an introduction ot the practice of behavior analysis, including an overview of the field of behavior analysis and the path of becoming a behavior analyst.  Students will learn about different areas important to the field such as professional conduct, ethics, interpreting and conducting research, abuse and neglect, improving client quality of life, and factors related to services for individuals with disabilities and their families.  Students will also learn about human growth and development, developmental and intellectual disabilities, psychiatric issues in individuals with ASD, and treatment throughout the lifespan.  Students are required to complete this course in their first semester.