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Modules in Anthrozoology

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Modules in Anthrozoology is an initiative by the Open University of the Netherlands and IAHAIO. The modules offer a series of short, theme-based learning blocks for professionals that are already working with animals, and for anyone who is new to the fascinating field of Human Animal Interactions. Each module covers a salient theme in practice and research on human-animal interactions. If you are new to Anthrozoology, or you need to complement your understanding and abilities in this field, these modules are suited for you. You will get a good grounding in key topics that are taught at an academic level.

Science and practice

In almost every module, there will be explicit attention for the link between science and practice. Each module is designed around 3 recurring elements:

  • Exploring current theory and research
  • An expert opinion on issues in Anthrozoology
  • A practical assignment that will take you into the rich field of professional practices around human-animal interactions, most notably animal assisted interventions

How long it takes

A module will require approximately 16 hours to complete.

On successfully completing a course certificate you will need to complete all the tasks as well as the tutor-marked assignment of a module.

No entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements. We have made efforts to make all the material accessible and understandable for anyone interested in human-animal interactions. Moreover, you can start a module at any time and study at your own pace (with a maximum of 12 months per module).

Price per module

The price per module is $ 99 or € 92.


Christopher C Charles

Purdue University

  • Continuing Education (other)
Language English
Institution Open
Cite this work

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

  1. Animal-assisted activities
  2. Animal-assisted therapies
  3. Anthrozoology