Course Code: IHAC-0100_202301
Location: University Park
Mode of Study: Online
The Orientation to Human-Animal Interactions course provides an overview of the field of human-animal interactions. Students will enjoy and benefit from an introduction to this expansive field, and upon completion will feel prepared to pursue their specific area of interest through further education and training.
The course content is divided into five modules. Students progress through the course in a sequential manner starting with Module 1. Each module contains a recorded lecture, readings, videos, and supplemental resources. There are content checks and brief self assessments built into the course to demonstrate learning and application to personal goals.
Module 1: The Human-Animal Bond and Redefining Our Relationship with Animals
Module 2: Animal-Assisted Interactions: Terminology and Applications
Module 3: Considering Animals in Helping Roles and Animal-Assisted Interactions
Module 4: Community-Based Applications of Human-Animal Interactions
Module 5: Future Opportunities in Human-Animal Interactions
This course is self-paced and can easily be completed by busy working professionals who need to learn on a flexible schedule and timeframe. Students have up to three months to access the course and complete five modules of content.