Pet Therapy

New in Spring 2018!

Pet therapy is a guided interaction between a person and a trained animal. Pet therapy helps individuals recover and cope with health concerns and daily stressors stemming from work, school, and/or relationships. You may have previously seen pets on campus during finals week.  However, since Georgia Tech students and employees experience stress and anxiety all year round, Health Initiatives is offering this program to you multiple times throughout the semester!  

Research shows that pet therapy can help:

  • Stimulate memory and problem solving skills

  • Improve self esteem and focus interactions with peers, colleagues, and professors

  • Reduce blood pressure and assist in pain management

Where is Pet Therapy this week?
  • March 1st 12pm-2pm, Campanile (Rain location: Student Center 320)
  • March 15th 1pm-2pm, Molecular Science & Engineering Building - Atrium 2
  • March 29: 6:00pm - 7:00pm, West Village - unplugged reading room
  • April 19: 1pm - 2pm, Molecular Science & Engineering Building - Atrium 2