Tuesday and Thursday nights, 6:00 - 9:30pm
This course will introduce students to animal-assisted interventions (AAI), which includes animal-assisted therapy and animal-assisted activities, from an interdisciplinary perspective. Course content will include animal health and selection, patient/client selection, and developing goals and therapeutic exercises to address human health needs. Taught through the Department of Occupational Therapy by Tufts University faculty from the Tufts Institute for Human-Animal Interaction, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, and Occupational Therapy, the course is designed to familiarize students and professionals with human-animal interactions, and prepare them with practical strategies to begin incorporating animals into their practice.
This course is open to students and professionals in healthcare fields, including occupational therapy, physical therapy, psychology, medicine, social work, speech and language pathology, and other related fields. This course will be helpful for practitioners hoping to incorporate AAI into their practice setting, administrators interested in bringing AAI to their facility, and members of the community who are curious about this growing field.
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For information on the Tufts Institute for Human-Animal Interaction, please visit: http://hai.tufts.edu