The potential of animal-assisted care will surprise you
TECH’s Professional Master’s Degree Animal-Assisted Therapies allows you to become an expert in animal-assisted therapy and learn about all its benefits.
In recent years animal-assisted therapies and interventions have been booming due to their ability to help people with various psychological, emotional or psychiatric problems. These innovative therapies are in great demand due to their effectiveness and their innumerable benefits for both the people and the animals involved. In TECH’s Professional Master’s Degree Animal-Assisted Therapies you will be able to learn about this field that is revolutionising psychology and access hundreds of opportunities that are waiting for you.
In this programme you will learn to develop new therapeutic methodologies to counteract the negative effects of stress generated by social, cultural and biological impacts. Animal assistance is a natural alternative, with great importance and excellent results for people with psychological problems of all kinds. After completing the training, you will be much better prepared to work with different people and conditions, being able to offer this new therapeutic option.
You will be able to learn to assist with both domestic and captive animals. You will be able to carry out animal-assisted interventions with different social groups, with people with intellectual, physical, sensory and mental disabilities. You will learn how to carry out therapies and interventions always respecting and understanding the welfare of the animals involved. You will achieve great results and will be able to provide the best possible assistance.
The effectiveness of animal-assisted care
Many studies show that the act of petting an animal produces a decrease in stress and an increase in mood. Such a small stimulus has a big impact on patients, which is why animal therapy is so effective. Animal therapy has been proven to effectively treat depression. Animal assistance is a very important support for the treatment of depressed and anxious people.
Another benefit of working with animals is the effect they have on people with communication problems. Dogs, for example, are great companions that enhance social contact and help develop interpersonal relationships. Animal therapies help to treat social disorders and overcome traumas that impede the correct development of people in their daily lives. They have even been shown to be effective in the treatment of prisoners in their reintegration into society.
Animal assistance also serves as an incentive for the treatment of patients with mobility problems. People in need of physical therapy or exercise are more motivated to do these activities when they have company. This type of therapy not only has clear benefits for the improvement of the mental state, but also contributes to the improvement of the physical state of people.
The Professional Master’s Degree Animal-Assisted Therapies by TECH is developed entirely online. During the 12 months of training, students have access to the contents of the programme at any time and from any device, allowing them to self-manage their study time with maximum flexibility and adapted to each student’s schedule.
It has its own learning methodology, ‘Re-Learning’, based on asynchrony and self-management. The contents are presented in an attractive and dynamic way in multimedia capsules that include audio, videos, images, diagrams and conceptual maps in order to consolidate knowledge.
TECH Technological University
The TECH Technological University, the largest digital university in the world, is also the official online university of the NBA in Latin America. It belongs to the TECH educational group, a Spanish-owned multinational recognised by the Financial Times as one of the 200 fastest-growing companies in Europe. The company, founded and directed by Manuel Sánchez-Cascado de Fuentes, has also been considered the most highly valued Spanish technology company in the last 15 years.
Thanks to its fully digital learning system, it provides training to students from anywhere in the world. An international trajectory that has allowed it to become a benchmark in distance learning, with a catalogue of more than 10,000 programmes, more than 100,000 new students each year and 500,000 graduates from more than 150 countries.
Specialised, highly qualified postgraduate courses, they offer their students the best training programmes at an international level, being leaders in employability with 99% of their students working in the first twelve months, according to data from the consultancy firm KPMG.