Exercise Science

“As an international member of faculty here at GVSU, and having been a faculty member at Kingston University, one of our partner institutions in England, I strongly advocate for our students to participate in study abroad. It provides them with excellent and unique educational knowledge and skills that can only be gained from studying abroad. Also, it gives students the chance to experience new cultures, beliefs, and environments that can enrich their own personal and career development. Every student I know who has participated in study abroad has come back with endless stories of new friends and exciting adventures, and partly wishes they hadn’t had to come back!”                                                                                                                         

- Ross Sherman, Ph.D., Program Coordinator, B.S. Exercise Science

South Africa

South Africa

Study and travel while receiving course credit in countries such as, Australia, Thailand, and the United Kingdom, just to name a few. Students interested in combining their study abroad experience with an internship, or just looking to do an internship have options as well. Customized internships are available through GVSU Internships, and other programs such as World Endeavors.

Academic Advice

  • Exercise Science majors can fulfill both major courses and General Education requirements abroad.
  • If you are unable to take a major sequence course abroad in fall or winter, you can catch up on the sequence by taking summer courses or pushing your internship to the summer of your fourth year (if following a 4 year track).
  • Students may take MOV 300 Kinesiology, MOV 304 Physiology of Activity, MOV 310 Motor Learning and other courses abroad.
  • It is very possible to complete the MOV 475 fieldwork or the MOV 490 internship abroad. Some possible locations include Chile, Costa Rica, Ireland, Spain, and more.
  • Consider fulfilling your Issues General Education requirement abroad. Find out how!
  • If you are pre-PT, OT, or PA, please note that it is NOT recommended that you take your program's prerequisite courses abroad.

Restrictions

  • Exercise Science students may NOT take the MOV 495 Capstone abroad. 
  • Pre-PT, OT, and PA students should NOT take their prerequisite courses abroad.

Keep in Mind

  • Make sure you meet with your academic advisor as you plan for academic credit abroad. Contact them at 616-331-8585 or stop by C-1-140 MAK.
  • Be sure to explore both GVSU and non-GVSU options by browsing the Program Suggestions below. Students are not limited to GVSU study abroad programs.

Program Suggestions

GVSU PROGRAMS

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Term Available

Faculty-led

Dominican Republic

Movement Science

Summer 2019

Partnership

Australia

Macquarie University

Semester or non-traditional academic year

Partnership

Australia

University of the Sunshine Coast

Semester or non-traditional academic year

Partnership

Turkey

Middle East Technical University

Semester or academic year

Partnership

United Kingdom

Kingston University

Semester, academic year or summer

NON-GVSU PROGRAMS

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Term Available

Affiliate

United Kingdom

Edge Hill University

Semester or academic year

Non-GVSU

United Kingdom

API: University of Stirling

Semester or academic year

Non-GVSU

Australia

CIS: La Trobe University

Semester

Non-GVSU

Australia

USAC: Deakin University

Semester or academic year

Non-GVSU

Australia

ISA: The Australian Sporting Industries: University of Canberra

Summer

Non-GVSU

Cyprus

Global Semesters

Semester or academic year

Non-GVSU

Ireland

API: National University of Galway

Semester or academic year

Non-GVSU

Ireland

API: University of Limerick

Semester or academic year

Non-GVSU

Scotland

USAC: University of Stirling

Semester

Non-GVSU

Sweden

USAC: Linnaeus University

Semester

Non-GVSU

Thailand

World Endeavors: Mahidol University

Semester or Summer

Non-GVSU

New Zealand

University of Otago

Academic Year, Semester, Summer

INTERNSHIPS

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Term Available

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

API Internships

Semester or Summer

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

CAPA Internships

Semester or Summer

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

CIS Internships

Semester or Summer

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

ISA Internships

Semester or Summer

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

USAC Internships

Semester or Summer

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

World Endeavors Internships

Semester or Summer

EXPLORE OTHER PROGRAM OPTIONS

Not finding a program on this list that meets your needs? Explore other options.

IMPORTANT: You can also complete your General Education requirements abroad. 

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Department Contact

To determine the GVSU course equivalencies for courses taken abroad, please view the “How to Request Course Equivalencies” page. For more information email Department Contact below.

Christina Beaudoin

(616) 331-3515

beaudoic@gvsu.edu

B-2-235 Mackinac Hall



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