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Certificate in Wildlife Care and Rehabilitation

Certificate in Wildlife Care and Rehabilitation

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100% Online

$398 per credit hour*

9 Credit Hours

Six Start Dates

The online Wildlife Care and Rehabilitation Certificate will prepare those with a passion for serving animal welfare—particularly wild animal species in captivity—to make an impact on animal care, rehabilitation and behavioral outlook. Those with this certificate may find themselves in settings such as zoos, rehabilitation centers and wildlife parks and sanctuaries. Explore the basics of animal behavior, as well as foundational concepts and practices within wildlife care and rehabilitation, including designing habitats for wildlife in captivity. This certificate offers a standalone credential for those who aspire to work in animal welfare careers or as a differentiator for the B.S. in Animal Care and Behavior or M.S. in Applied Animal Behavior and Welfare.

*All rates subject to change.

Upcoming Start Dates:

Term 1: September 3, 2024

Course Spotlights

AB 201 Animal Behavior

In this course, students study animal behavior through biological and psychological lenses. Deep exploration into the behavior of a species of the student’s choosing complement examples of many species through the coursework. Students design and conduct an ethogram study on their species informed by factors that impact behavior, types and categories of behavior, applied behavior, and animal emotion and cognition. The course project includes the ethogram study as well as an animal behavior timeline, behavior graphics, and a behavior management plan all specific to their focus species.

AB 421 Designing Captive Wildlife Experiences

In this course, students will learn about the design of captive wildlife experiences.  The course functions as the capstone for the Captive Wildlife Care Certificate program.  Through the course, students will gain perspectives on the history and epistemology of habitat design for captive animals.  Students will also explore the theories of behavioral enrichment and applied animal cognition.

ACCREDITATION

Husson Online programs are accredited through NECHE and prepare students for professional career opportunities.

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Generous transfer credit policy and lifelong career services.

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