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Be part of the first UT semester program designed exclusively for Kinesiology, Health Promotion, and Sports Management majors.
UT in Sydney for KHE majors is a unique opportunity to go abroad with a UT faculty member and spend fall semester 2013 on exchange with the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), as part of the same program.
•Earn a minimum of 16 credits during the semester. Participants pay fall flat rate tuition and earn in-residence credit.
•Take courses applicable to Kinesiology and Health Education degrees in Sydney, one of the most sports- and exercise-oriented cities in the world.
•Program fee includes semester housing, applicable UTS student fees, and some meals during the first two weeks in Sydney.
Earn a minimum of 16 credit hours (depending on the number of courses you take while at UTS) through this new program that combines the best of both faculty-led summer study with a meaningful exchange in the Fall semester. Dr. John Bartholomew teaches KIN 348 in July and helps students acculturate to life in vibrant Sydney, Australia with coursework in which students use the city as their exercise science laboratory. A one-credit online UT seminar taught by Dr. Heather Barclay Hamir will enhance your ability to live and study in a cross-cultural environment, maximizing your experience abroad. You will work with the study abroad office to choose an applicable course load for the fall semester but you have a full range of course options at UTS to choose from. Download the pre-approved course offerings here.
One of the novel benefits of undertaking an exchange with UTS is that you know in advance, before you ever leave Austin, what course work is available at UTS and what UT credit you would get for taking it. This is because the Study Abroad Office, in collaboration with various departments on campus, works to pre-approve course matches, so you know exactly what kind of credit you can get while abroad, and how best to apply it to your degree plan(s). Use the online tool My Credit Abroad (MyCA) to explore your options and start the conversation with your Academic Advisor about what courses and credit will work best for you.
Participants will earn 16-20 credits, depending on the number of courses taken while at UTS.
John Bartholomew, Ph.D. is Professor and Chair for the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education. He received his B.A. (with honors) in Psychology from Harvard University, where was a member of varsity football team. He received his Ph.D. in Exercise Science with an emphasis in Sport and Exercise Psychology from Arizona State University.
Dr. Bartholomew teaches courses in exercise and sport psychology, including a UGS signature course on the environment and physical activity. His course in Sydney will focus on the psychology of exercise, including both the impact of exercise on mental health and the promotion of physically-active behaviors. He was named the Dean’s Distinguished Teacher in 2004 for the College of Education.
His research centers on community-based support for physical activity and healthy eating. He is particularly interested in the school environment, where he has on-going projects that examine the role of menu offerings on entrée choice in elementary schools, as well as implementing physical activity as a part of the regular education curriculum. He will be inducted this year as a Fellow in the National Academy of Kinesiology.
•Recommended 3.0 GPA and at least 60 credit hours.
•Non-KHE majors may participate with prior approval.
•Must have completed KIN 310 or KIN 325.
Priority Application Deadline: December 1, 2012
Applications will be accepted until February 15 on a space-available basis.
Program Flyer is available here. Program Code 090918.