Animal-Assisted Interactions

May 30, 2018
What is the science behind equine assisted activities and therapy (EAAT)? That is the question we try to answer in the CSpH 5643 "Horse as Teacher" course. This blended (six weeks online with one week face-to-face) class highlights the science behind EAAT and how partnering with the horse can help the brain and body work together to bring about measurable positive outcomes.
December 13, 2012
Yesterday, Health Talk provided U of M students with some tips to keep their mind and body sound during finals week. Earlier this week, the Center for Spirituality & Healing partnered with the Magrath Library and the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum to provide students with some much needed stress relief during finals week by bringing in therapy animals including 21 dogs and Woodstock, a therapy chicken. This fun three-day event even garnered considerable media attention from the Minnesota Daily, WCCO-TV, KSTP-TV and the Twin Cities Daily Planet.