Movement 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

Movement Science

New Zealand 

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

Academic Advice

  • Movement Science majors can fulfill General Education requirements, cognate degree requirements, and major courses abroad.
  • Movement Science majors can complete fieldwork or internships abroad
  • Students may take MOV 300 Kinesiology, MOV 304 Physiology of Activity, MOV 310 Motor Learning and other courses abroad.
  • Suggested programs may include Area Studies courses that can fulfill General Education requirements, such as LAS 210 (Exploring Latin America)  in the Dominican Republic Movement Science Faculty-Led Program.
  • Consider fulfilling your Issues General Education requirement abroad. Find out how!

Restrictions

  • Movement Science students may fulfill credits abroad. 
  • Movement Science students may NOT take the MOV 495 Capstone abroad. 
  • Courses will be reviewed on a case by case basis through the course equivalency process.

Keep in Mind

  • Once you have selected a program, be sure to meet with your adviser at least three months prior to departing for your program.
  • 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.
  • There are several opportunities to intern and or volunteer while abroad.
  • Students are also able to fulfill general education requirements abroad, including their General Education Issues requirement.

Program Suggestions

You are not limited to the program options listed below. 
Explore other non-GVSU options by using the search engines listed below.

GVSU Programs

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

      Term Available

Faculty-Led

Dominican Republic

DR: Movement Science

Summer

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

USAC: Deakin University

Semester or academic year

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

New Zealand

ISA: Otago University

Semester, trimester or summer

Non-GVSU

New Zealand

ISA: Massey University

Semester or academic year

Non-GVSU

Scotland

Adelante: Scotland

Summer

Non-GVSU

South Africa

CEA: Nelson Mandela University

Academic Year, Semester, Summer

Non-GVSU

South Africa

CIS: Stellenbosch University

Semester

Non-GVSU

South Africa

IES: University of the Western Cape

Semester

Non-GVSU

Spain

ISA: International Studies, Business and Spanish

Semester or academic year

Non-GVSU

Tanzania

KEI: Dar es Salaam

Academic Year, Semester, Summer

Non-GVSU

Denmark

DIS: Summer in Copenhagen

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 Sports Management Internships

Semester or Summer

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

CRCC Asia Internships

Semester or Summer

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

ISA Internships

Semester or Summer

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

Service Learning

Semester or Summer

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

USAC Internships

Semester or Summer

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

World Endeavors Internships

Semester or Summer

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

Eli: Coaching and Sports Management 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. 

Browse More Programs

*Note: This is not an exhaustive list. If you cannot find a suitable program among these, there are other options available to you as well. Come in for a walk-in advising session, and our peer advisers can help you find a program that fits your needs!

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.

Department Contact

Christina Beaudoin

beaudoic@gvsu.edu

B-2-235 Mackinac Hall



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