Animal Assisted Interventions, Minor
Animals play an important role in promoting human health and well-being. The human-animal bond (HAB) is known to promote a variety of physiological, emotional and social benefits. In addition, intervention utilizing animals have produced recognized benefits for individuals with a variety of disabling conditions. The minor in Animal-Assisted Interventions uses an interdisciplinary approach for students to develop the competencies for using Animal-Assisted Interventions in their professional practice. This minor would be especially appropriate for students enrolled in a health-related, human service, or educational major.
To access Minor Requirements, please view the Curriculum Guide tab.
Minor GPA: 2.00 or higher
- Students must complete at least 6 credit hours in their minor from SRU
- A minimum of 6 credit hours must be upper division (courses numbered 300 and above)
- A minor shall be no fewer than 18 credits.
|Required Core Courses|
|RCTH 252||Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies||3|
|or PE 250||Equine Assisted Activities|
|RCTH 305||Animal-Assisted Therapy for Diverse Populations & Settings||3|
|SOWK 300||Crisis Intervention||3|
|SOWK 310||Animal Assisted Interventions||3|
|Select two of the following:||6|
|Disability, Community Inclusion, and Diversity|
|Recreational Therapy for People with Physical Disabilities|
|Recreational Therapy for People with Psychosocial and Mental Disorders|
|Recreational Therapy for Older Adults|
|Death and Dying|
|Contemporary Social Problems|
|Society, Culture and Self|
|Group Facilitation and Leadership|
|Science of the Mind-Body Connection|
|Introduction to Abnormal Psychology|
|Human Behavior and the Social Environment|
Some courses may require pre-requisites. Please see course descriptions to determine if there are any pre-requisites for that specific course.
Important Curriculum Guide Notes
This Curriculum Guide is provided to help SRU students and prospective students better understand their intended major curriculum. Enrolled SRU students should note that the My Rock Audit may place already-earned and/or in progress courses in different, yet valid, curriculum categories. Enrolled SRU students should use the My Rock Audit Report and materials and information provided by their faculty advisers to ensure accurate progress towards degree completion. The information on this guide is current as of the date listed. Students are responsible for curriculum requirements at the time of enrollment at the University.
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Minor in Animal-Assisted Interventions (71C)
This program is effective as of Summer 2022