Hawai'i Association for Behavior Analysis

To educate, advocate for, and support both providers and consumers 
of Applied Behavior Analysis.


ABA University Programs

The information on this page is intended to serve as a public place for ABA programs specific to Hawai'i residents (designed for Hawai'i residents and/or taught by professors living and practicing in Hawai'i). Being included on this page should not be viewed as an endorsement from the Hawaii Association for Behavior Analysis (HABA). For a list of all program options: go to the BACB University Program page. All programs listed on this page are BACB approved.

Partial SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

$1150 per 3CREDIT

Online courses with live class meetings will enable students to interact with professors and students who live and practice on the islands.  


  • Masters Level BCBA Certification Coursework (18 cr/6 classes)
  • Masters Degree that includes all BCBA coursework (36 cr/12 classes)
  • Bachelors Level BCaBA Certification Coursework (12 cr/4 classes)
  • Does not yet include mentoring hours

Director: Amanda N. Kelly, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA
Instructors: Johanna Taylor, PhD, BCBA, LBA
Kristen Koba-Burdt, MS, BCBA, LBA 

For more information, visit:  UWF ABA Cohort

Combination of pre-recorded, online courses, and live experience at ABA Clinic on Oahu enables students to meet supervision hours, in addition to coursework towards their BCBA:


  • Master of Arts in Professional Behavior Analysis 
  • Combines 24–27 semester credit hours of pre-recorded coursework
  • Includes 21 mentoring hours (provided at ABC Group, Aiea)
  • 45 credits total (Hybrid Program)


Site Director: Dr. Thomas Szabo, PhD, BCBA

Clinic Director: Anne Lau, M.Ed, BCBA, LBA 


For more information, visit FIT ABA Hybrid

The Department of Special Education and the Center on Disability Studies offers:


  • BCaBA Certification Coursework (12 credits/4 classes) - requires bachelors
  • BCBA Certification Coursework (18 credits/6 classes) - requires masters
  • Masters plus BCBA Certification Coursework (36 credits/12 classes) 
  • Optional University Practicum available for Supervision
  • Competitive scholarships are available
  • Courses are offered online and include synchronous online class sessions in the evenings

  • M.Ed program does not lead to a teaching license


Tricia Sheehey, PhD, BCBA, LBA

Jennifer Ninci, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA

For more information, visit UH ABA Program