Pet Therapy

 
pet therapy event

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 Upcoming Spring?

Tue, Jan 14 – 12pm-1pm – Campus Recreation Center Main Lobby 

Thu, Jan 30 – 12:30-1:30pm – Molecular Science & Engineering Building, 2nd Floor Atrium 

Tue, Feb 11 – 11am-12pm – College of Computing 

Thu, Feb 27 – 1pm-2pm – Aerospace Engineering, 3rd Floor Atrium/the COVE 

Tue, Mar 10 – 11am-12pm – College of Computing 

Thu, Mar 26 – 12:30-1:30pm - Molecular Science & Engineering Building, 2nd Floor Atrium 

Tue, Apr 7 – 1pm-2pm - Aerospace Engineering, 3rd Floor Atrium/the COVE 

Tue, Apr 21 – 12pm-1pm – Bioegineering & Bioscience (Parker H Petit Institute), Atrium