Animal-Assisted Interventions

Educational Programs

Graduate Certificate in Animal Assisted Therapy in Counseling

This 9 credit Graduate Certificate in Animal Assisted Therapy in Counseling (AAT-C) provides specialized training and supervised practice in the ethical and humane inclusion of animals in the psychotherapeutic environment by credentialed mental health professionals. 

UNF Division of Continuing Education- Animal Assisted Interventions Certificate

This 30-week certificate program consists of five (5) 6-week modules with an optional hands-on practicum. It provides specialized training and minimum knowledge, skills and values for practicing in the discipline of Animal Assisted Interventions & Interactions, including Animal Assisted Activities, Animal Assisted Therapy and Animal Assisted Education. The curriculum is aligned with the competencies of the American Counseling Association Animal-Assisted Intervention, American Psychological Association Human Animal Interaction and Animal Assisted Intervention International Standards of Practice.


OspreyPERCH provides necessary community mental health continuum components to support and enhance UNF’s existing Counseling Center & Student Health Services. OspreyPERCH offers help that inspires Hope and supports all students.