Applied Behaviour Analysis explores the links between learning and human behaviour. This is a field for compassionate, dedicated and analytical individuals who seek to improve people’s lives.
Why study ABA - Autism at CapU?
Capilano University is among the leading institutions in Western Canada offering specialized programs for Applied Behaviour Analysis with a focus on autism.
It’s estimated that 1 in 59 children meet the criteria for autism spectrum disorder (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2018) and applied behaviour analysis is the most scientifically proven treatment.
While CapU’s programs focus on autism, the practice of applied behaviour analysis is applicable to many populations over their life span, and coursework covers all ages from toddlers to adults.
Academic rigour and flexible study options
Earn the credential you need to work with children, youth and adults with autism spectrum disorder. Our graduates are eligible to sit the exam to become Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts (BCaBAs).
CapU is home to the only Applied Behaviour Analysis – Autism degree program of its kind in Western Canada. This program blends rigorous academic training with a supervised intensive practicum.
We also offer two programs for those who have existing bachelor’s degrees. Our multiple entry options as well as the flexibility of online upper level courses and part-time studies mean you can earn these qualifications at a pace that works with your schedule, from anywhere in Canada.
On campus, our small class sizes allow for personalized contact with instructors. You’ll learn from faculty with extensive and varied clinical experience.
Career paths and further education
Graduates can work as assistant behaviour analysts in private practice, for agencies or school districts. They can find satisfying careers in social work, counselling, casework and psychological assistant roles.
Many of our students advance to graduate studies to become graduate-level clinicians. You may also apply your education to other fields including education, counselling and law.