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New UWF partnership to meet local, national need for Registered Behavior Technicians

The University of West Florida Center for Behavior Analysis has partnered with the Usha Kundu, MD College of Health to meet a local and national need for Registered Behavior Technicians through an introductory, online training.

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Launched in Spring 2019, the Health Sciences Essentials of Behavior Analysis course features live, interactive lectures each week and meets the 40-hour curriculum prerequisite to become a Registered Behavior Technician. Upon completion, if a student has also passed the national RBT exam, they have the option to apply for paid positions within the behavioral health field while continuing to pursue a degree. Alternatively, if a student plans to continue the elective undergraduate course sequence to become a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst, the course will also provide opportunities to fulfill required field service hours.

Registered Behavior Technicians work directly with clients to implement behavior treatment plans under the guidance and supervision of a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Applied behavior analysis utilizes evidence-based procedures to improve outcomes for various populations including individuals of all ages who are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.

The Center for Behavior Analysis at UWF features a streamlined online curriculum, undergraduate and graduate level degree offerings as well as continuing education courses. In February, the program was recognized as one of the top 15 Best Applied Behavior Analysis Online Programs by the Applied Behavior Program Guide.

For more information about the Applied Behavior Analysis program at UWF, visit