June 9, - June 23, 2014
Located at Brunel University, the Youth Sport and Athletic Welfare program is specifically designed for Kinesiology students and/or students with an interest in physical activity and sport.
Students will complete three credits of Kinesiology 499, which can be used to fulfill the requirement for Movement Science and Fitness Studies. As a part of the course, students will participate on field experiences looking at the British sport system and some of the unique sport games (cricket, rugby, lawn tennis, net ball, soccer, etc.). The course includes a series of 'master class' lectures taught by Brunel University faculty. Sample 'master class' topics:
Education Abroad Credits/Prerequisites
Sociological perspectives on sport in the UK
Gender relations and inequality in sport
London 2012 Olympic Games
International sport development
Physical Education in the UK
Psychological perspectives on sport performance
Welfare issues in elite sport
Psychology of music and sport
Social perspectives on coaching
KINES 141 and 180
Students may not fulfill GHA (General Health and Activity) general education requirements abroad.
Housing and Meals
Students will be housed on the Brunel University campus in shared dorms/suite resident halls. Students will have complete access to library, lab, computer, and internet facilities at Brunel University. Students will have access to kitchen facilities and will be independently responsible for their meals.
For more information on program costs, please be sure to review the Budget Sheets listed above. These budget sheets include information on costs that are billable to the bursar bill, as well as estimated additional costs. Costs vary by program, so it is important to review this information carefully.
Please note that tuition rates above may vary depending on major and class standing.
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Penn State students studying through Education Abroad can use most components of their existing financial aid packages toward the cost of study abroad. This may include federal and state grants, VA educational benefits, federal student loans, and University scholarships and grants. Notable exceptions include work-study awards and some athletic scholarships.
The University Office of Global Programs also administers a number of grants and scholarships. Eligibility is based on academic excellence and/or financial need. There is also funding available for study abroad programs in diverse locations and for students from diverse backgrounds. In most cases, applicants should have a current year FAFSA on file with the Office of Student Aid. Funding opportunities may also be available through Penn State academic departments. For detailed information on financial aid and scholarship opportunities and application procedures, please see Funding Study Abroad.
For More Information
For more information about programs and education abroad at Penn State, we encourage you to meet with our Peer Advisers. These study abroad returnees can explain program options, give an overview of the education abroad process, as well as provide information about his/her program. If you're not at University Park, contact your Campus Global Representative.
To learn more about this program, contact the faculty leader, Robert Ricketts or your kinesiology adviser. Students may also schedule an appointment with Nimisha Thakur, the education abroad adviser for this program.
For the inside scoop on life in a foreign country, be sure to check out the GeoBlogs of Penn State students currently studying abroad.