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Online Continuing Education Startup SimpleCEUs Partners with Non-Profit Canine Assisted Therapy (C.A.T)

SimpleCEUs donates a portion of “Animal-Assisted Therapy” course proceeds to local non-profit providing animal-assisted therapy teams to the community.

Ft. Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) October 29, 2015

It can be difficult for physical therapists to find excellent continuing education programs that meet state requirements for their license renewals. Designed so healthcare professionals can stay at the top of their field as well as earn credits for state license renewal, was created to meet the demands for healthcare continuing education. SimpleCEUs has broken the mold, with its easy to follow website, and 100% board approved credits. The most amazing part of the SimpleCEUs’ course is that a portion of the proceeds from their new “Implementation of Animal-Assisted Therapy Programs” course benefits a great cause. The continuing education startup has partnered with Canine Assisted Therapy, Inc. (C.A.T.) to bring more awareness and training to animal-assisted therapy programs.

C.A.T. is a non-profit organization that provides pet therapy to children and adults who have developmental and physical challenges as well as therapeutic interventions for individuals in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and hospice. Animal-assisted therapy is becoming an essential part of the physical therapy community. C.A.T. impacts 300,000 individuals per year. Their specialties include recruiting and training therapy teams and partnering with community organizations to customize programs to meet their needs.

Physical therapists can take this new course for credit toward their state’s requirements for license renewal. The requirements vary state by state, but it is essential that physical therapists and physical therapist assistants be aware of the differences between traditional online courses and those approved by the state for credit. SimpleCEUs courses are 100% state certified. This means that students can get all their requirements completed on their own time and they can get their certificates immediately.

The new “Implementation of Animal-Assisted Therapy Programs” course teaches physical therapists and physical therapist assistants about the human-animal bond. Modern day media has glamorized these relationships, but there is a rich history of dogs and their healing powers. Research has started to support that the benefits go far beyond what many people ever imagined. This course helps students identify different types of animal–assisted therapy programs, benefits of animal-assisted therapy to physical therapy patients, and gain a working knowledge of the evaluation methods necessary to select animals for assisted therapy teams. A portion of each of these courses purchased benefits C.A.T.

“Our goal is to bring more attention to the way animals impact our health and healing,” says SimpleCEUs Co-Founder Lisa Fleming, adding that she hopes this collaboration will increase physical therapists’ awareness of the benefits of animal-assisted therapy programs. “In addition to being state approved for credit, this course is very unique and I encourage every physical therapist to take it.”


Approved by more than 20 state physical therapy licensing boards and growing, SimpleCEUs is the top destination for completing continuing education requirements. Easy-to-use, secure, and convenient, their mission is to create an unparalleled course library in size and quality.

SimpleCEUs provides relevant continuing education courses, webinars, and seminars by top- ranked professionals for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants. The site is expanding to provide courses for occupational therapists, occupational therapist assistants, certified athletic trainers, certified strength and conditioning specialists, and certified personal trainers.

Their online self-study courses allow users to obtain CEU and CCU certificates in the comfort of their own home and convenience. For more information or to learn more about the courses they offer, visit

ABOUT Canine Assisted Therapy, INC. (“C.A.T.”)

Canine Assisted Therapy, Inc. (“C.A.T.”) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing pet therapy to children and adults who have developmental and physical challenges as well as those who desire comfort and companionship of a loving pet. C.A.T. improves people’s lives physically, mentally and emotionally. C.A.T.’s vision is to educate and teach people how therapeutic animals can change a person’s life, whether it is emotionally, physically or mentally. Whether a person is developmentally challenged, physically challenged, lonely or simply loves the companionship of a pet, Certified C.A.T. Dogs can make a difference. For more information, visit

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