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2021-2022 Catalog
HSC 4602: Animal Assisted Interventions and Therapies in Healthcare

Course Description for Animal Assisted Interventions and Therapies in Healthcare

HSC4602: Animal Assisted Interventions and Therapies in Healthcare
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Description: Students will examine the historical and theoretical foundation for the inclusion of animals as a treatment alternative or adjunct to traditional practices in healthcare settings. Students will learn about training and practice standards, techniques, ethics and animal welfare issues that impact the practice of Animal Assisted Interventions (AAI) and Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT). Students will explore their relationships with animals and nature and examine AAI/AAT careers or disciplines that best suits them in the healthcare professions. Students will review the evidence-based practice of AAI relative to their chosen field and complete a final reflection paper demonstrating learning and integration of knowledge into their chosen profession.