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Crown College 2021-2022 Catalog 
Crown College 2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

COU 6225 - Animal Assisted Therapy

3 Credits
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) especially emphasizing work with horses and dogs. This will include an exploration of both historical and contemporary theories. Animal Assisted Therapy is an alternative, experiential type of therapy that utilizes the animal as a medium to help facilitate change. In this class, students will look at the theoretical basis of animal assisted therapy, its history, the advantages and limitations of AAT, the certification processes for both horses and dogs, using AAT in private practice and other agencies, how AAT helps special populations in therapy, and learning how to co-facilitate basic AAT sessions. Students will work experientially with animals and volunteers.