Head to Sydney, Australia in a brand new study abroad program! As part of a new partnership with the University of Sydney, students can take one University of Nebraska at Omaha exercise science course alongside one University of Sydney elective or internship.
Choose from a wide range of course options while spending six weeks in Australia’s largest city!
Dr John Noble will lead PE 3900 ‘Motivation for Physical Activity.’ The class will examine the psychological basis of exercise and physical activity, and the influence that environment has on motivation. Dr Noble’s recent research has centered on this ‘built environment’ in Omaha – factors such as sidewalk presence, playgrounds, fitness trails, bicycle lanes, etc – and students will replicate this research in Sydney.
The unique set up of this program also lets students experience both the American and Australian approaches to teaching. At the University of Sydney, course options range from ‘Learning in Outdoor Education’ to ‘Indigenous Australia’ to ‘Sex, Race, and Rock in the USA.’ The courses are unique and offer an Australian emphasis, and there is an international internship option for credit.
The range of course options will appeal to many students, particularly those looking to fulfill general education requirements, while the internship option will appeal to upperclassmen. The exercise science course has a prerequisite of PSYC 1010, but it is not restricted to majors and can be taken as an elective. All in all, this program offers variety and flexibility, and is an attractive option for anyone wishing to study abroad in Australia.
Students can choose to take two University of Sydney electives rather than taking one elective alongside exercise science, but this does affect program cost.
Participants benefit from the unique internship option, guaranteed housing with built-in social events, and the ‘Mates Abroad’ program that pairs US students with Australian students. Additionally, there will be some time to travel while abroad, and students may elect to remain beyond the six week program.
Learn more about the program this Wednesday, November 9th. Dr John Noble will lead an information session in HPER 112 at 1:00 PM. If you have an interest, make sure to stop by, and submit your application on Horizons!
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