Animal Assisted Therapy Major

Description: A program that prepares health and human service professionals to integrate the use of animals into their treatment practices in order to facilitate change in people with mental and physical disabilities. Includes instruction in psychology, psychology of disabilities, animal behavior, animal training, the human-animal bond, integration of animals into therapeutic settings, and ethical and cultural issues.

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Animal Assisted Therapy Major

What Courses Do Animal Assisted Therapy Majors Take?

The required and elective courses you would take for Animal Assisted Therapy majors vary considerably among institutions. Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.

  • Behavior/Training of Mammals
  • Biology
  • Canine Enrichment
  • Psychology