AAAIP Premier Education Partners

Thank you to our partners for their support of the Association of Animal-Assisted Intervention Professionals.

University of Denver

The Institute for Human-Animal Connection (IHAC) at the University of Denver 

IHAC at the University of Denver offers four in-depth, faculty-led professional development certificates to train the next generation of practitioners from around the world who study in these online, flexible programs. Graduates earn general continuing education units (CEUs) on a University of Denver transcript. Read more about IHAC and learn how this wonderful university partner works to advance knowledge and practice in the field of human-animal interactions through innovative and ethical education and research. 


Aurora University

Aurora University
The Human Animal Studies Bachelor of Science degree at Aurora University encompasses three tracks, Animal Assisted Therapy, Pre-Veterinary Medicine, and Welfare and Bonding. All tracks take foundational courses in Animal Science, Animals in Society, Animal Welfare, and Prevention and Control of Animal and Zoonotic Diseases, and all students complete an internship. Animal Assisted Therapy also includes a course in special populations and a course in Animal Assisted Therapy. This major can be paired with a double major in Therapeutic Recreation, Psychology, or Social Work, and the double major can be completed in four years.

To learn more about the Premier Education Partnership program, contact AAAIP.