Dolphin Assisted Therapy and Biology Summer Program
Whether you are a physiologist, social worker, biologist, researcher, student or an interested layman, this program has something to offer you. There is much we can learn from interacting with dolphins. Taking this once in a lifetime experience into your daily lives may well open up different opportunities that you may not have thought of.
The course will be held in English.
This course, while a basic introduction, aims to provide insights and knowledge into the world of the dolphins and dolphin assisted therapy. There will be three main areas of study. They are:
1. Dolphin Biology and Behavior Module
2. Dolphin Training and Husbandry Module
3. Dolphin Assisted Therapy Module
To ensure real-life exposure to dolphins in order to complement academic studies, the course will consist of lectures, practicals, observations, and swims.
The International Laboratory for Dolphin Research supports academic study at the Dolphin Reed, a spacious 14,000 square meter area where 3 female and 2 male dolphins live with open access to the Red Sea. Working with these dolphins has been successful in helping children aged 6+ in coping with disorders such as ADHD, ADD, Down's Syndrome, Autism and various forms of mental retardation through the program "Supportive Experience with the Aid of Dolphins" was established in 1991 by Sophie Donio.
After completing the 10-day course, you will gain an understanding of this exciting and important work.
Photo credit: Dolphin Reef Eilat