SCHOOL OF BREATHING SCIENCES
BEHAVIORAL BIOFEEDBACK CERTIFICATE
Students in the MS degree program automatically also earn the Behavioral Biofeedback Certificate. Professional health care providers and practitioners in other fields may also participate in this program, but to do so they must submit an admissions application. All students who complete this Certificate also automatically earn the Educational Capnography Certificate. In addition, students who have already earned the Educational Capnography Certificate can apply those credits toward earning the Behavioral Biofeedback Certificate.
The Behavioral Biofeedback Certificate program qualifies practitioners to integrate behavior analysis and behavior modification with biofeedback to address habits that disturb physiology. Students learn to use instrumentation for providing respiratory (CO2), autonomic (HRV), and somatic (EMG) biofeedback.
The program provides licensed healthcare practitioners with the training they need to collect third party insurance for providing biofeedback and psychophysiological therapy services. It prepares them to provide more comprehensive and competitive services as business owners, independent consultants, and as employees acting on behalf of their employers.
The 280 hour Certificate Program is an integration of physiology, behavior therapy, and biofeedback. It includes a total of 14 academic units: ten 1-unit lecture courses (150 hours), two units of Case Review (30 hours), and two Practicum units (100 hours).
- 301 Respiratory Psychophysiology
- 302 Behavioral Physiology
- 303 Applied Behavior Analysis
- 304 Behavioral Counseling
- 305 Applied Psychophysiology
- 401 Autonomic Biofeedback
- 404 Habit Assessment
- 405 Habit Modification
- 406 Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback
- 409 Somatic Biofeedback
- 601 Case Review 2 units (30 hours)
- 701, 702 Service Practicum 2 units (100 hours)
Completion Time (30 Weeks):
The Behavioral Biofeedback Certificate is designed to be completed in two trimesters (30 weeks). The Educational Capnography program is completed in the first trimester (Courses 301, 404, 405; Case Review 601; Service Practicum 701), along with two units of behavioral science (302, 303). In the second trimester, enrollees complete the remaining five units of coursework (304, 305, 401, 406, 409), two units of Case Analysis & Review (602), and one additional unit of Service Practicum (702).
The minimum admission requirements include the following:
- B.A., B.S., or a professional degree, e.g., DC
- Two years of full time experience in a related field, within the past five years
- Basic college chemistry, biology, and psychology (or equivalent)
$7,000.00 (Includes the Educational Capnography Certificate.)