BI 180 EB Animal-Assisted Therapy (1 credit hour)

Sample Course Syllabus



Meets: Saturday 9:00-11:30 in ST 112, from January through early March.

Instructor: Dr. Lee Boyd (ext. 2081, lee.boyd@washburn.edu).

Text: Burch, M. R. 2003. Wanted! Animal Volunteers. Howell Book House, New York, NY.



Course Objectives

Students will learn:



Course Grade:

Students with disabilities

The Student Services/Services for Students with Disabilities Office (SSWDO) is responsible for assisting in arranging accommodations and for identifying resources on campus for persons with disabilities. Qualified students with disabilities must register with the office to be eligible for services. SSWDO MUST have documentation on file in order to provide services. Accommodations may include in-class notetakers, test readers/scribes, adaptive computer technology, and brailled materials. New requests for accommodations should be submitted two months or more prior to the date services should begin; however, contact SSWDO as soon as a need may arise.

Location: Disability Services, Morgan Hall-Room 150

Phone: 785-231-1010, ext 1629(may leave voice mail 24 hrs/day)

TDD: 785-231-1025

Students may voluntarily identify themselves to the instructor for a referral to SSWDO.



Tentative Schedule

Week 1
Participant Introduction
Course Introduction
Settings
Types of Pet Therapy
AAA vs AAT
Benefits
History
Certifying Organizations

Week 2
Evaluating Therapy Animals
How to Prepare for a Visit

Week 3
Presbyterian Manor with a working therapy dog

Week 4
To Be Announced  (Correctional Facilities)

Week 5
TBA  (Service Animals)

Week 6
TBA (Hospitals, Hospices, Schools)

Week 7 (Equine-Assisted Therapy)

Week 8
Course Evaluation, Exam, Proposals Due



© 2004 by Lee Boyd




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