Autism Post Baccalaureate Certificate

Format Offered: Online

Have you already earned a bachelor’s degree and would like to specialize your education and credentials to better support individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)? Maybe you would like to advance in your current field or would like to enter into a new, relevant, and challenging career opportunity. 

There is a growing need to understand the growing population of those impacted by autism spectrum disorder. As a result, Saint Joseph’s University now offers coursework in autism studies for occupational therapists, mobile therapists, speech pathologist, physical therapists, policy-makers, and health care providers. 

The eight course post baccalaureate certificate includes an introduction to autism theories, techniques, treatment, and therapies through five theoretical courses and three practicum courses. The courses provide fieldwork that prepare students to sit for the Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) examination. The BCaBA credential is an important certification for professionals in the field which is recognized by the health, consumer, and government industries.  

To learn more about the Gainful Employment Disclosure, please visit Gainful Employment Disclosure: Post-Baccalaureate Autism Studies Certificate

Over 86% of Saint Joseph’s University Professional and Liberal Studies and Haub Degree Completion Graduates were employed full-time at the date of graduation. Whereas, 3% of the Professional and Liberal Studies class of 2017 have chosen to further their education by attending graduate school on a full-time basis while 6% have decided to delay their job search.

 

The demand for quality health professionals is on the rise. Building upon our existing expertise in this sector, Saint Joseph's University has created a School of Health Studies and Education, which will officially open in the Fall of 2019. Over 40 existing undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs, including this one, will be housed in this school.