Program Dates: May 11 - 25, 2018
The US and Australia have many similarities other than a common language. A major, albeit unfortunate similarity is related to potential health problems associated with sedentary living. On the other side of the activity spectrum, Australia, like the US, is a world leader in assessment and training of elite athletes.
Inactivity is a strong predictor for future health-related problems, such as heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers. While activity at any age is associated with improved health outcomes, recent programs that have targeted youth have the potential to encourage active lifestyles throughout the lifespan. Students will be exposed to two ongoing research projects at Canberra university. The MENTOR program pairs college students with overweight/obese adolescents. The intent is to help the teens have activity/exercise success, and develop skills that lower their risk of developing inactivity-related health problems as adults. The second program is the “LOOK” lifestyle study. This is a longitudinal project that investigates the effect of physical activity on the health and development of young Australians.
Australia is known for its state of the art training facilities. Students will be exposed to fitness testing, training strategies, motivation/performance psychology techniques as well as research used in elite training facilities in Australia (Garvin Institute of Medical Research and the NSW Institute of Sport in Sydney and the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra). Students will compare/contrast elite training programs in the US and Australia.
This two-week course will include interactive seminars, lectures, and demonstrations. Students will have the opportunity to interact with Australian students and faculty.
- tuition for 6 c.h.
- international health insurance
- in-program transfer transportation
- in-country support
Does not include:
- passport fees
- visa fees (if applicable)
- most meals
- spending money
KINE 4500 Motivation and Performance from the Physically Inactive to Elite Athletes: The Australian Perspective
KINE 4501 Motivation and Performance from the Physically Inactive to Elite Athletes: The Australian Perspective
KINE 4502 Motivation and Performance from the Physically Inactive to Elite Athletes: The Australian Perspective
KINE 6502 Motivation and Performance from the Physically Inactive to Elite Athletes: The Australian Perspective
Accommodations & Meals:
Students will be housed in double occupancy hotel rooms. 9 breakfasts and 3 dinners are included in the cost of the program. Students are responsible for the majority of their own meals.
- Interact with Australian students
- Site visits to places such as Garvin Institute of Medical Research, NSW Institute of Sport in Sydney, and the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra
Accessibility: ability to walk up to five miles per day
2.5 minimum GPA
In addition to the minimum GPA requirement, undergraduate students must have sophomore or higher status at the time of the program.
Requirements for graduate students is a cumulative 3.0 GPA.
- Mike McCammon
- Dr. Tom Raedke
- Dr. Bob Hickner