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The skills of Behavioural Science Technicians are increasingly in demand as Canada’s population continues to age, more people seek support for mental health and addictions, and diagnosed cases of Autism Spectrum disorder continue to rise. If you have an interest in human behaviour and a desire to help others improve their quality of life, then this interdisciplinary program is for you.
Through a comprehensive mix of theoretical, research and applied courses, you will develop in-demand professional competencies that link the science, clinical, communication and ethical aspects of behavioural science.
You will gain knowledge and skills of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) to support clients from various age groups. You will learn how to assist with behavioural assessments and contribute to the design and application of behaviour change plans for clients with developmental disabilities, autism, acquired brain injuries, dementia and other conditions associated with aging.
Graduates will enter the field with the ability to engage in ethical decision-making and collaborate with other professionals when providing behavioural treatment. Behavioural Science Technicians are employed in a variety of settings related to education, family support services, mental health treatment and gerontology.
Note: this program has additional recommended requirements. Please visit the Admission Requirements tab for further information.
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Year one domestic: $2,772 (CAD)
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This interdisciplinary program prepares students to build a career that combines an interest in human behaviour with a desire to help others improve their quality of life. Students will develop professional competencies that link science, clinical, communication and ethical aspects of behavioural science. With a focus on Applied Behaviour Analysis and the application of behavioural sciences both in community and long-term care facilities, students gain the knowledge and skills to support clients from various age groups and learn how to assist with behavioural assessments and contribute to the design and application of behaviour change plans for clients with developmental disabilities, autism, acquired brain injuries, dementia and other conditions associated with aging.
The courses listed below are for incoming students. If you are a current student, please refer to your program of study for the year you began your program. Your program of study can be found on MyCampus.
Courses and course descriptions are subject to change. Please note that as a result of COVID-19 the 2020-21 program of study may be modified to accommodate program delivery changes. Students should refer to their timetable for the most up-to-date course information.
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