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Faculty of Psychology

 

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Animal Assisted Therapy via distance learning

Specialist - Expert Diploma - Animal Assisted Therapy Online via distance learning
Bachelor's Degree - Animal Assisted Therapy Online via distance learning
Master's Degree - Animal Assisted Therapy Online via distance learning
Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Animal Assisted Therapy Online via distance learning

 

This program overviews the ways in which animals can be used to assist therapists. Topics include the following: how animals can assist specific patient populations (children, disabled, AIDS patients, etc.), how animals can aid in specific settings (hospitals, prisons, independent practice, etc.), and how professionals select appropriate animals (species, breed, and individual temperament) and design an Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) program. Humans have long had a special bond with animals, using them initially for work, then adopting them as pets, and more frequently now considering them as therapeutic companions. Animals help sick people recover more quickly and ameliorate the lives of elders. Nowadays, specially trained animals assist the victims of strokes and the handicapped, among others, to regain lost faculties and/or build new ones.

 

Academic Supervisor : Ruben Von Stopeck
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Courses list (each subject accounts for 3 academic credits):
1 BIU Earned Credit = 1 USA Semester Credit (15 hours of learning) = 1 ECTS Credit (30 hours of study).

 

Animal Behavior
Domestic Animals
Animal Human Bond
Human Animal Support Services
Animal Assisted Therapy
Animal Ethology
Human Animal Studies

 

 

Animal Assisted Therapy via distance learning

 

This module is applicable to Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctor) Degree Programs. This academic program is designed at the postgraduate level (Master’s or Doctoral). This module may also be adapted to complete the course requirements of Specialist, Expert Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree. A further option is the enrollment into each of the courses listed within this specialization module. This module may be combined or completed with other modules from this faculty. More info...

 

Specialist - Expert Diploma - Animal Assisted Therapy - Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : 1.050 Euros (1.350 US$) ... 1.470 Euros (1.890 US$).
Specialist - Expert Diploma Online : 15 ... 21 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Animal Assisted Therapy via distance learning = 21 Academic credits - Select 5 courses for the online diploma of Specialist or 7 courses for the Expert Diploma from the total of courses from this specialization module.

 

Bachelor's Degree - Animal Assisted Therapy - Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : Min. 3.510 Euros (4.420 US$) ... Max. 6.800 Euros (8.700 US$).
Bachelor's Degree Online : 130 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Animal Assisted Therapy via distance learning = 21 Academic credits + 60 credits in General Education (may be transferred from previous education and professional experience) + Additional courses may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Psychology from Bircham International University if required. This selection must be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board.

 

Master's Degree - Animal Assisted Therapy - Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : Min. 4.680 Euros (6.120 US$) ... Max. 7.020 Euros (9.180 US$).
Master's Degree Online : 36 ... 54 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Animal Assisted Therapy via distance learning = 21 Academic credits + Additional courses may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Psychology from Bircham International University if required. This selection must be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board. + 13 Academic credits > Research methodology and final project or thesis.

 

Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Animal Assisted Therapy - Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : Min. 5.850 Euros (7.650 US$) ... Max. 9.360 Euros (12.240 US$).
Doctor Ph.D. Degree Online : 45 ... 72 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Animal Assisted Therapy via distance learning = 21 Academic credits + Additional courses may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Psychology from Bircham International University if required. This selection must be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board. + 18 Academic credits > Research methodology and final project or thesis.

 

Payment plans are available upon request up to 24 monthly installments. More info...

 

 

BIU adapts each distance learning higher education degree program to the needs of each student.
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METHOD OF INSTRUCTION: Distance Learning Higher Education

 

This distance learning education program is completed by a traditional correspondence instruction method. Once you sign up for the course, Bircham International University will send you (to your mailing address) the suggested textbooks. After reading the book, you will be asked to write a 20 to 35 pages report that reflect your understanding of the book. This report is equivalent to the exam and can be submitted by email or mail. Bircham International University will evaluate your written work. If passed, BIU will issue the corresponding diploma. For more instructions about BIU pedagogy, tutoring, and evaluation, please read our distance learning education study guide. More info...

 

Students enrolling into this distance education program should be aware that:
1. Location: Bircham International University needs a functional geographical location to ship the book and materials for successful completion of this program of study.
2. Communication: Email, courier, phone are key communication instruments with Bircham University that play an important role in the progress and support of this program of study.
3. Capacity: Any impediment, physical or psychological, to read a book and write a report must be communicated to Bircham International University prior to enrollment into this distance learning program.
4. Technology: No specific technology is required to complete this distance education program.
5. Language: Book reading and report writing in other language than English must be requested (and approved by BIU) prior to enrollment in any distance learning program.
6. Discrimination: There is no discrimination with respect to race, color, gender, beliefs or religion.
7. Age: Check the admission requirements for each distance education degree program. More info...

 

All information related to the distance learning degree programs is in English, although you may, upon request and approval, submit the required assignments in other languages.

 

Duration - Animal Assisted Therapy Online via distance learning

For a program of 21 credits, the estimated time for completion is 21 weeks. For 45 credits, the estimated time for completion will be 45 weeks, and so on. Calculations are approximate. The length of each distance learning degree program is calculated based on an average of 15 hours of learning per week. It also depends on the number of validated credits from previous knowledge and the level of commitment to the studies.

 

 

Animal Assisted Therapy via distance learning

Courses list (each subject accounts for 3 academic credits):


1 BIU Earned Credit = 1 USA Semester Credit (15 hours of learning) = 1 ECTS Credit (30 hours of study).
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Animal Behavior
This course covers animal behavior. It reviews the behavior of animals under natural conditions using both mechanistic and evolutionary approaches. Topics include ethology and behavioral endocrinology; behavioral genetics; learning; signaling, deceit, and animal consciousness; orientation, migration, and biological rhythms; optimization and game theory; parental investment and mating systems; selfishness, altruism, and reciprocity; and sociality in vertebrates and invertebrates.
Academic Supervisor : Jose R. Vazquez

Domestic Animals
This course provides an understanding of domestic animals mainly horses, dogs, and cats. It explains their behavior, their instinctual reactions, their history in man's life; and gives insight into their interaction with their human mates. It examines the mechanisms and control of pet behavior in a domestic context. It also reviews the behavior of cattle, horses, sheep, goats, and swine for their management.
Academic Supervisor : Jose R. Vazquez

Animal Human Bond
This course studies the psychosocial benefits of animal companionship. It explores the conceptualization of the animal-human bond and the understanding of animal assisted therapy. It considers the effect of animal companions for human well-being and health, and presents a historical exploration of the value of human-animal relationships.
Academic Supervisor : Jose R. Vazquez

Human Animal Support Services
This course examines the history, theory, and development of human animal support services for elder people, disabled, and/or with chronic/terminal illnesses. It analyzes service animals and their roles in enhancing independence, quality of life, and employment for people with mental or physical disabilities, the therapeutic education through care of animals, and how to incorporate animals in psychotherapy.
Academic Supervisor : Fernando Miralles

Animal Assisted Therapy
This course deals with designing and implementing Animal-Assisted Therapy programs in health and mental health. It examines conceptual models and guidelines for quality assurance; and the methods, standards, guidelines, and considerations in selecting animals for Animal-Assisted Therapy.
Academic Supervisor : Fernando Miralles

Animal Ethology
This course achieves a good balance between recent research and classic studies of animal behavior. It integrates both psychological and biological approaches and provides current information in the areas of animal learning and cognition, parasitism, and mutualism. It includes all phases in the scientific animal behavior investigation.
Academic Supervisor : Jose R. Vazquez

Human Animal Studies
This course examines the complex and multidimensional relationships between humans and animals. Anthrozoology comprises work in several disciplines in the social sciences, the humanities, and the natural sciences in order to analyze the positive effects of human-animal relationships on either party and the study of their interactions.
Academic Supervisor : Ruben Von Stopeck

 

Admission requirements - Animal Assisted Therapy Online via distance learning

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For official admission status at Bircham distance education university; you need to send in a filled out, dated, and signed official Application for Admission. You may download this application form from the website or request it by email or mail. Please send this application and enclosed documents to our address. You may also submit this application and attached documents by email in a PDF Format.

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All applicants must:

* Fill out the application for admission
* Submit one ID-sized photo
* ID card or passport
* Date and sign the application

All Bachelor's, Master's, & Doctorate applicants also must:

* Attach a Curriculum Vitae (Resume)
* Submit registration Fee of 200 €uros or 250 US$ (contact BIU Office for payment details)
* Include copies of diplomas, transcripts, relevant documents
* Include any additional program proposal, scholarship request, etc. (optional).

 

Bircham International University issues an admission certificate after receiving your complete application for admission. This document will show the amount of credits transferred and validated from previous education and experience, and the amount of credits required to complete the distance learning degree program's major. Bircham University can not perform this evaluation without the complete application for admission.

 

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Animal Assisted Therapy Online via distance learning

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Bircham International University graduates may join many professional associations. Membership requirements for each association may vary depending on the degree program, specialization and graduate resume en each occasion. BIU can not guarantee membership in all instances. BIU does not intermediate in these procedures. Bircham International University provides a list of available memberships and professional references from each faculty where some BIU graduates may belong. Contact directly the ones you select. More info...

 

AETANA - Asociación Española de Terapia asistida con Animales y Naturaleza
AFTAA - Association Française de Thérapie Assistée par l'Animal
ATEAC - Atividades, Terapias e Educação Assistida por Animais
AZP - Association de Zoothérapie de Paris
CPT - Consejo Profesional de Terapeutas Holísticos
CPT - Council of Holistic Professional Therapists
ESAAT - European Society for Animal Assisted Therapy
HABRI - Human-Animal Bond Research Initiative
HETI - Federation of Horses in Education and Therapy International
IAAAT - International Association Animal Assisted Therapy
IAHAIO - International Association of Human-Animal Interaction Organizations
INATAA - Instituto Nacional de Ações e Terapias Assistidas por Animais 
INTAP - Intervenciones Asistidas por Perros
ISAAT - International Society for Animal Assisted Therapy
ISAP - International Society for Animal Professionals
PT - Patas Therapeutas
REATAA - Rede Nacional de Atividade, Terapia e Educação Assistida por Animais
TAA - Thérapie Assistée par l'Animal
TEAAN - Terapia y Educación Asistida por Animales y Naturaleza
WSPA - World Society For the Protection of Animals
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