Educational Opportunities

Tufts University Courses

CD 189: Human-Animal Interaction in Childhood and Adolescence
Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development, School of Arts & Sciences

APP 531: Introduction to Human-Animal Interaction
Center for Animals and Public Policy, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine

VET 106: Human-Animal Relationships
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine

EXP 0027: Human/Animal Studies
Experimental College, School of Arts & Sciences


Continuing Education

Managing Risk in Animal-Assisted Interventions in Elder Care Facilities (May 18, 2017): 

Tufts Institute for Human-Animal Interaction will host a workshop to educate facilities providing care for older adults on providing enhanced, safe, and effective animal-assisted intervention programs. Course instructors will present practical, proven methods of assuring the safety of both residents and visitors. Facility directors, managers, executive staff, activity directors, and direct care nursing staff in elder care facilities will benefit from this workshop. Register here.

Proving the Point: Integrating Research into Equine Assisted Therapy Programs (January 10, 2017): 

Join us for an online continuing education opportunity through Tufts University! January 10, 6-8pm EST via webinar (also available for download after January 10th for registered participants). This webinar is pre-approved for 2 hours of general continuing education for PATH.

$29 early registration through December 31 ($39 after December 31)

Registration: click here

Learn how to obtain data for your equine assisted therapy program! This online experience will give you a roadmap for conducting research within your existing programs.

Topics to be covered:

  • Practical considerations to conducting research within your EAA/T program
  • Types of EAA/T research and how to collaborate with academic research institutions
  • Strategies for successful implementation of research results, using outcomes assessment to increase improvement in your clients
  • Special considerations related to research with at-risk populations will be discussed