Exchange programs refer to educational opportunities at other educational institutions, both in the United States and abroad. The Department of Kinesiology has specific arrangements for undergraduate students to study abroad in Australia and England, or to spend fall semester at Hampton University, a historically black university. The MSU Study Abroad Office is also ready to help undergraduate students identify additional opportunities.
Study Abroad opportunities for Kinesiology students include programs in the United Kingdom and Australia. Students take classes that directly transfer to MSU as Kinesiology, Integrative Studies or elective credit, while also experiencing the culture, customs and practices of other countries.
Every Fall semester, students from MSU exchange with students from York St. Johns University in the UK. The curriculum is organized for Kinesiology majors in either the Sport Science or Teacher Education emphasis area. Each student’s program is individually designed with twelve (12) credits in Sport and Exercise Science, Sport Studies and Physical Education, or a combination of courses from the two programs.
The Summer Sports Program Down Under is a five-week program primarily held in Sydney, Australia. Students enroll in two classes: History of Australia, and either KIN 330 or an ISS/GEO course. The physical requirements of this program are strenuous. This program is open to athletes and students participating in sports (intramural and other levels). Students accepted for this program engage in weekly training sessions with Australian coaches, culminating in athletic competitions with local Australian teams.
The Central Michigan University Doctor of Physical Therapy Articulation allows entry of up to three qualified, full time students (who satisfy the criteria) from the MSU Department of Kinesiology into its entry level doctoral degree program in Physical Therapy (PT).