University unveils online certificate in animal assisted therapy

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Students can now earn a certificate in animal assisted therapy from Husson University Online, according to a press release.

“Interactions between humans and animals have proven to have a number of therapeutic benefits,” said Dr. David Rogers, the director of online and distance education at Husson. “This certificate program can teach students how to facilitate effective human–animal interactions — a beneficial skill set that can enhance the health of patients with anxiety and the careers of mental health professionals everywhere.”

Individuals who complete this online certificate program will be able to analyze the physiological and mental health benefits of the human-animal bond. In addition, they’ll gain a stronger understanding of what comprises safe and effective therapeutic sessions between animals and people.

To learn more about Husson University Online’s certificate program in animal assisted therapy, visit

Husson University Online has one of the lowest tuition rates in New England. In addition to being affordable, Husson University Online is regionally and professionally accredited.

Featured image: Andie, an Animal Assisted Therapy Dog, visiting Husson University.

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