Autism Spectrum Disorders Certificate

College of Health Sciences and Education

The post-credentialed certificate program in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) under the College of Health Sciences and Education will prepare healthcare professionals to work with clients diagnosed with ASD. The certification program in ASD will provide prospective students with current evidence-based practices, advanced knowledge in the area of ASD, and further their career in their respective fields. After completing the coursework within the certificate program in ASD, students would qualify to sit for the Autism Competency Exam to earn an Autism Certificate or become a Certified Autism Specialist through the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES).

Sequence of Required Courses (12 credits)

HP 680

Autism Spectrum Disorder Across the Lifespan


HP 681

Basic Principles of Behavior


HP 682

Medical & Health Issues Experienced Across Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders


HP 683

Program Development for Individuals Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder


Elective Courses (6 credits; two from the menu below)

HP 684

Augmentative and Alternative Communication and Socialization


HP 685

Enhancing Mobility and Health Across ASD


HP 686

Feeding Issues


HP 687

Sensory Integration