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Certificates and Master's Degrees

Certificate in Applied Animal Behavior

Humans have been interacting with animals for millennia, observing them in homes, farms, zoos and labs. The more we understand about animal behavior, the more effective we can be at caring for them and improving their health and quality of life.

In this three-course certificate program, you’ll study different principles of animal behavior and learn to apply this knowledge to animal care. You’ll examine behavioral differences between animal species and how these reflect their evolution and habitat adaptation. You will also gain insights on evolutionary theory, learning theory and biology to provide better care for animals — particularly companion animals — and diagnose and treat a variety of behavior issues.

The National University and Professional and Continuing Education Association just awarded this certificate course with the Continuing Education Outstanding Credit Program Award.

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Master of Arts in Applied Child & Adolescent Psychology: Prevention & Treatment

The new Master of Arts in Applied Child & Adolescent Psychology: Prevention & Treatment program at the University of Washington will give you the specialized skills needed to provide mental health services to children and teens in a variety of settings.

At the UW, you’ll study at one of the top psychology departments in the United States. The faculty includes nationally recognized experts in child psychology affiliated with the Department of Psychology and the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and the UW’s Center for Child & Family Well-Being.

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