Jul 12, 2024  
2024/25 Combined UM UMM Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2024/25 Combined UM UMM Undergraduate Catalog
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AVS 104 - Fundamentals of Animal-Assisted Therapy


Introduction to animal-assisted therapy, including history and evidence-based research. The course will cover physical (i.e. fine and gross motor skills, balance and other mobility issues) and psychological benefits from animal-assisted activities, education (i.e. Reading with Rover) and intervention. Guidance on using animal-assisted therapy with children, families and the elderly, in counseling and psychotherapy settings and for treating a variety of specific disorders will be provided. Students will learn how to design and implement animal-assisted interventions and about the efficacy of animal-assisted therapy with different disorders and patient populations. The importance of species selection for therapeutic modalities, animal care and zoonotic concerns are addressed.

Course Typically Offered: Spring

Credits: 3



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