Each lesson involves a combination of reading material, video presentations and an online quiz. There is an online discussion prompt for most lessons.
There are 4 required projects. Three of the projects are short (approximately one page) written essays. One of the essay projects requires a visit to a location such as a medical supply store or rehabilitation facility, and another requires a visit to a local shopping mall, supermarket, airport or other similar location.
One project involves submitting 6 videos of your process training a dog two different service dog tasks. One of the tasks is chosen by the student among tasks demonstrated in the course. The second task is required to be a back-chained retrieve with a controlled hold. Rubrics with details on the assessment criteria for each project are provided so you know exactly what you need to do.
You are encouraged to ask questions in discussion areas in the course or via email. You will received feedback on your training and projects via email.