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*West London, United Kingdom: Kinesiology, Youth Sport and Athletic Welfare (Summer)
Uxbridge, United Kingdom (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
Restrictions: PSU applicants only
Budget Sheets Summer
Fact Sheet:
Housing:
Dormitory
Minimum GPA:
3.0
Class Standing:
3 - Junior
Courses Offered:
Health Sciences, Sciences
Type of Program:
Faculty Led
Language of Instruction:
English
Language Requirement:
0 - none
Education Abroad Adviser:
Whitney Strickler
Internship Available:
No
Non-Penn State Students:
No
Global Programs Scholarships:
Diversity Grant-in-Aid, Grant-in-Aid
Program Description:
West London: Kinesiology, Youth Sport and Athletic Welfare (Summer)_view of city and olympic stadium

Program Overview


June 6, - June 21, 2015
Students depart the U.S June 5, and arrive in London on June 6.


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.  

Lecture Theatre at Brunel University
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:
  • 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

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Education Abroad Credits


All students will complete Kinesiology 499 (3 credits) while in London.

Students may not fulfill GHA (General Health and Activity) general education requirements abroad.

 


Pre-requisites



Successful applicants will satisfy the pre-requisites established by the program leader.
  • Kines 141
  • Kines 180

Housing and Meals


London_inside the Natural History museumStudents 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.


Program Costs



For more information on program costs, please be sure to review the Summer Budget Sheet. 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 may vary depending on 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 visit the Funding Study Abroad section of the Global Penn State website.

For More Information



For more information about programs and education abroad at Penn State, we encourage you to meet with or contact 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 are not at University Park, contact your Campus Global RepresentativeLondon telephone booth and Big Ben in background

To learn more about this program, contact the faculty leader, Robert Ricketts or your kinesiology adviser.  To learn more about the specifics of the program, schedule an appointment with the education abroad adviser for the 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.

How to Apply


If you would like to participate on this study abroad program, you will need to apply to Penn State Education Abroad by clicking the "Apply Now" button on this page. You must complete the following materials in your application:

  •  Education Abroad Questionnaire
  •  One academic recommendation
  •  Signature Documents
Visit the How to Apply section of our website for more information.

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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2015 02/01/2015
02/15/2015 06/06/2015 06/21/2015

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