Welcome to the Humor Academy -
Where we are serious about humor's benefits
Why join us?
You belong in the Humor Academy if you would like to do at least one of the following:
Typically, those who join for one purpose find all three!
What it is?
The Humor Academy has three consecutive learning levels that align with the mission of AATH The mission of AATH is to serve as a community of professionals who study, practice and promote healthy humor. Each year’s learning program consists of a pre-conference intensive day, monthly conference calls, and homework, focused on:
When you sign up, you will be exposed to some of the finest experts and comprehensive texts in the field. This is why each Level qualifies for graduate or undergraduate college credit. (This requires an additional fee. Get details here.)
The Humor Academy uses a collaborative learning environment with participants representing a variety of occupations including, but not limited to, the professional areas of medicine, health and wellness, business, education, mental health, spirituality, performance, writers, speakers, and trainers. You will be placed in a group (usually 5 – 8 individuals) that is most often based on geographic locations to ease coordination of phone conversations over time zones. Group advisors are chosen for their demonstrated leadership in the field of therapeutic humor.
While there are distinct advantages to completing all three levels, completing each Level does not obligate you to complete the next one.
At each level, you will be expected to:
Various readings will be assigned, and especially at Level III, internationally known leaders will be interviewed on some of the monthly calls. In addition, each Level includes certain expectations:
Graduation to the next Level is at the discretion of the Humor Academy’s co-directors and advisors. More detail on requirements can be found here.
When you graduate – the C.H.P. Advantage
Becoming a Certified Humor Professional is an option after completing the three Levels (years) of the Academy Program. Although not everyone chooses to complete all three years of training; others take a year or two off before continuing, but when you do complete the three year course, you are eligible to become a Certified Humor Professional and entitled to use the initials C.H.P. following your name.
Check out our certified C.H.P. members. We can't wait to add your name to the list!
Continued learning, service and membership in AATH will be required for renewal of this honored title. This means:
Learn more about becoming a Certified Humor Professional here.