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February 9th – 10th – 11th, 2024 Introductory Course on AAI

Are you an aspiring animal co-therapist? Are you a veterinarian looking to specialize in AAI (Animal-Assisted Interventions)? Do you want to become responsible for activities or projects, or an intervention coordinator?

The introductory course, scheduled from February 9th to 11th, 2024, organized in collaboration with ForModena, Azienda Agricola Villa Forni, and Ragliando si Impara ASD, will be a perfect opportunity to build the foundations of a specific expertise in the field of Animal-Assisted Interventions.

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Animal-Assisted Interventions (AAI), encompassing a wide range of paths aimed at care, rehabilitation, and well-being promotion, promote and enhance the human-animal relationship, thus representing a truly enriching experience for all involved parties.

I’M Possible, as an entity recognized by the Emilia Romagna Region for providing this type of training, will be delighted to introduce you to the world of Animal-Assisted Interventions and let you experience firsthand what it means to live and work closely with animals.

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The course

The introductory course provides basic knowledge about Animal-Assisted Interventions (AAI) and the human-animal relationship, ethical aspects, national regulations, and the contents of the Guidelines. It also allows for a deeper understanding of the team’s role, the responsibilities of various professional figures and operators, and introduces some AAI experiences.

This course is common and mandatory for all individuals working in AAI and is necessary to access all training courses required to work in the field of Animal-Assisted Interventions.

For the Activity Manager of AAI, the training path may conclude with the completion of the introductory course only.

Entry requirements

Fulfillment of the right and duty to education and training. Participation of 20 recipients per edition is planned. Selection will only be carried out if the number of candidates meeting the requirements exceeds the available slots. In such cases, priority will be given based on the order of application.

Contents and Program

  • Foundations and characteristics of the human-animal relationship
  • History and presentation of AAI (Animal-Assisted Interventions)
  • AAA, EAA, and TAA definitions
  • “Regulatory framework and guidelines and animal welfare protection
  • Roles and responsibilities of the involved figures
  • Areas of work: users and operational realities
  • AAI experiences

Certificate issued

At the end of the course and upon passing the learning assessment, a certificate of attendance is issued. To be eligible for the final assessment, it is necessary to have attended at least 90% of the scheduled hours. The propaedeutic course is required to access all the training courses provided for working in AAI.

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The course has a total duration of 21 hours, structured as follows:

  • 09/02/2024  14.00 – 19.00
  • 10/02/2024  09.00 – 13.00 and 14.00 – 18.00
  • 11/02/2024  09.00 – 13.00 and 14.00 – 18.00

Participation fee

280 €


Azienda Agricola Villa Forni
Stradello Piradello, 106 – 41126 Cognento (Modena)

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Course authorized by the Emilia Romagna Region with Managerial Determination No. 9081 of 27/04/2023 Ref. PA 2019-19060/RER.


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