Bircham University’s Animal Assisted Therapy program outlines the ways in which animals can be used to help therapists. Subjects include the following: how animals can assist in specific settings (hospitals, prisons, independent practice, etc.), how animals can help specific patient populations (children, disabled, AIDS patients, etc and how professionals choose appropriate animals (species, breed, and individual temperament) and design an Animal Assisted Therapy program. Humans have long had a unique bond with animals, using them originally for work, then keeping them as pets and more often now thinking them as therapeutic companions. Animals assist sick people recover more swiftly and enrich the lives of elders. Nowadays, specially trained animals aid the victims of strokes and the handicapped, among others, to recover lost faculties and/or build new ones.
Subjects covered on this course include: Animal Behaviour, Domestic Animals, Animal Human Bond, Human Animal Support Services, Animal Assisted Therapy, Animal Ethology & Human Animal Studies.
The Animal Assisted Therapy course is available at Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctoral) Degree program levels.
Level: Undergraduate Bachelors
Language of instruction: English
Location: Villanueva de la Cañada