Skip To Content
BEHP1091: Why Be A Behavior Analyst is a Course

BEHP1091: Why Be A Behavior Analyst

Time limit: 60 days
1 credit

$13 Enroll

Full course description

Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes
Credit: 1 Learning BACB CE

Presenter: William L. Heward, Ed.D., BCBA-D

Course Description: Behavior analysis has made great strides in the short time it has been a formal scientific discipline, yet its potential for helping to improve the general welfare of people throughout the world has barely been tapped. This presentation not only reviews the impressive list of accomplishments of our young science, but also makes the case that the bulk of our work is yet to be done.  Dr. Heward offers many effective techniques to talk to others about the broad array of benefits derived through the use of the behavior analytic approach. He also recommends seven specific actions behavior analysts may take to help narrow the gap between the current limited applications of behavior analysis and the tremendous promise the science offers to society as a whole.


  • State and provide illustrative examples of at least three of the five key reasons individuals should choose a career in behavior analysis that behavior analysts can use when talking to others.
  • State and give illustrative examples of any of four recommended actions for behavior analysts who want to narrow the gap between the current status of behavior analysis and its potential impact on the world.
  • Describe three examples from this presentation to present to others relating ways behavior analysis is being used to improve the quality of people's lives.

Rating: This course is recommended for behavior analysts who are interested in presenting information to others about opportunities in the field of behavior analysis, as well as those interested in exploring ways to expand our field into new areas and applications. This is particularly appropriate for newer behavior analysts who may have had limited exposure to some of the broader lessons of the science of behavior.

Keywords: Expansion of ABA, careers in behavior analysis, applications of behavior analysis, science and social progress, human experience, learning  

Access: 60 days from the date and time of registration

Note: The 60-day access begins at the time of purchase, not the time of log in; purchasing multiple course subscriptions will not extend your access. 

Effective July 1, 2022, Florida Tech will no longer offer extensions for new purchases.  Purchases made prior to this date will be eligible for an extension per the previous policy:

Effective July 23, 2018, each ABA Learning (type-2) on-demand CE course may be extended a maximum of three times within six months of the original course purchase. After six months from the original date of purchase, the course will need to be purchased again. 


For more information, to request an extension, or if you experience problems when registering, please email us at

Important note:  If you are taking this course to maintain your BACB certification, you will need to write your certification number on your certificate of completion, as the BACB requires that your certificate of completion includes your certification number.

Refund Policy

No refunds are provided once the course is accessed.

These workshops are presented in partnership between the Florida Tech ABA Online program and ABA Technologies, Inc. ABA Technologies, Inc., is a BACB-approved provider of type-2 continuing education hours (provider number: OP-02-0023)