E-Learning and Instructional Support

Kresge Library, Room 430
100 Library Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4479
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Office: (248) 370-4566
Help: (248) 805-1625

School of Nursing
Animal Assisted Therapy

Amy Johnson, MAT, MA, LPC, TLS, CPDT-KA, Program Coordinator
3060 Human Health Building
Phone: (248) 364-8704

Animal Assisted Interventions


Center for Human Animal Interventions is located in the School of Nursing and runs in conjunction with Professional and Continuing Education (PACE). Keeping with the main objectives of the Center, the program will become the primary resource for all things related to the Human Animal Bond and Animal Assisted Interventions and will contribute to research and literature within the area of study.  A key component to this program is the implementation and advancement of ethical standards and competencies to be used as an industry standard by both professionals and volunteers in the field of HAB and AAT.

Animal Assisted Interventions

Animal assisted interventions offers a positive behavioral support intervention for young people with severe emotional or behavioral problems as well as provides emotional, psychological and physiological support for the critically ill, elderly, physically impaired and more. The difference you will make in the lives of others will be extremely rewarding. Animal assisted therapy has also been effective in nursing homes, counseling centers and hospitals. A diverse range of people can apply animal assisted therapy to their professional careers, including: nurses, teachers, counselors, physical therapists and sociologists.

A pdf version of the brochure is available.

Those interested in enrolling should complete an admission application
Please note, registration for 2017-2018 will open in the summer of 2017; applications will be accepted at any time.

For questions contact Amy Johnson at johnson2@oakland.edu.