The School Psychology Program at the University of Utah offers a specialty training track in Applied Behavior Analysis. This track offers Education Specialists and doctoral School Psychology students additional training in applied behavior analysis, and ultimately provides the required coursework and practica to meet eligibility standards to sit for the Board Certified Behavior Analyist (BCBA) exam. This specialty track is provided in collaboration with the Department of Special Education. It is important to emphasize that the track is not designed to supplant the required general course of study in School Psychology. Rather, in addition to completing the general requirements of the School Psychology Education Specialists or doctoral program, students in this track will complete selective courses to fulfill their BCBA requirements, and will receive specialized practica and internship placements that will enable them to acquire BCBA specific skills. Education Specialists and doctoral students can apply for the specialty track in the spring of their first year, and are eligible contingent on academic standing. Upon acceptance into the BCBA specialty track, the student's advisor helps the student design a course of study for track.
For more information about the BCBA specialty track contact Dr. Aaron J. Fischer, PhD, BCBA-D