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GSSWGraduate School of Social Work

Apply Now for “Animals and Human Health” Certificate and Orientation Course!

July 2, 2014

GSSW's Institute for Human-Animal Connection will offer the next cohort of the "Animals and Human Health" professional development certificate beginning September 27. The certificate, which focuses on animal-assisted therapy, activities and learning, includes three online courses and a capstone course taught on the University of Denver campus.

Additionally, "Orientation to Animal-Assisted Interventions," a four-week introduction to the role of animals in human health, will be taught online August 2-29, 2014. This course is intended for those with limited or no experience with animal-assisted interventions, and those who would like a general overview of the impact animals have on human health, both psychologically and physiologically. The course can serve as a stand-alone overview or as an introduction to concepts and terminology central to the AHH certificate program. A variety of reading, writing, technology- and community-based assignments will serve as the basis of learning.

Applicants to both the AHH professional development certificate and the overview course must have earned a Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university, or have had equivalent experience in the animal-assisted field.

Enrollment is capped at 13 students for the certificate and 15 for the introductory course, so early application is strongly encouraged. Learn more and apply now.