Social Work Education & Human-Animal Interactions

iStock_000069106771_SmallHuman-Animal Interactions is an area of curricular development in an increasing number of social work programs. In addition to veterinary social work initiatives, human-animal interactions may be integrated into social work education via specialized courses, as well as inclusion of animals into family systems within traditional coursework.

The following institutions are particularly focused on integrating Human-Animal Interactions into social work education: 


Human-Animal Interactions Research Initiatives