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BEHP1211: Education is a Public Health Problem: How Behavior Analysis Can Help

Time limit: 60 days
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Time: 58 minutes
Credit: 1 Learning BACB CE

Presenter: Ronnie Detrich, Ph.D. (supervised by Jose Martinez-Diaz, Ph.D., BCBA-D)

Course Description: Describes the public health model of disease prevention, reviews the current status of behavior analysis in education and suggests ways in which behavior analysts can have greater impact on general education. Explores the culture of education, its values and norms, to further effective engagement between behavior analysts and general education.

  • Describe the relationship between a variety of socially important outcomes related to health, socioeconomic status and incarceration and levels of educational achievement.
  • Describe the U.S. public health model of prevention and suggest how it can be applied to public education.
  • Review how behavior analysts are currently allocating their activity in public education.
  • Suggest changes in behavior that may increase behavior analysts’ impact on public schools.

Keywords: Education, dissemination, behavior analysis

Rating: This course is recommended for anyone interested in learning about the relationship between education and socially important outcomes, why behavior analysis should have a greater presence in and impact on general education and suggestions for behavior analysts for how to do this.

Access: 60 days from the date and time of registration

Important notes:  Your access begins at the time of purchase, not the time of log in.  Effective July 1, 2022, Florida Tech no longer offers extensions for CE courses; if you do not finish your course and need to repurchase, please contact us.  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.


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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)