Summer 2019

Nutrition and Physical Fitness in Italy

Marilyn Campbell, Ph.D. will be leading a study abroad trip to Italy which will offer KHP 240 – Nutrition and Physical Fitness and KHP 395 – Independent Study.

Program link: Italy Study abroad – KHP 240

Location: Rome, Italy (Excursion: Umbria)

Program Features: Cooking Class, Truffle Hunting and Tasting, Fisherman Cooperative Visit, Fresh Seasonal Produce Market Tour, Gelato Class, Kayaking on the Tiber River, Colosseum, Appian Way Bike Tour, Soccer Club Visit, Tennis Match

Italy Summer 2019 Flyer (PDF)

Health Education in Ecuador

Shoulder to Shoulder Ecuador


Elizabeth Whitney Ph.D.
and Stephanie Bennett, Ph.D. will be leading a study abroad trip to Ecuador which will offer KHP 220 – Sexuality Education and KHP 222 – Drug Education.

Program link: Health Education in Ecuador

Location: Santa Domingo, Ecuador

Dates: May 31-June 9, 2019

The Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion is now accepting applications for the 2019 Shoulder to Shoulder Global brigade to Santo Domingo, Ecuador. Participants engage in a variety of cultural and service-learning opportunities including work with Ecuadorian youth and elderly, providing services such health education, school health screenings, home visits, physical education and community-based learning. The interprofessional team includes Communication Sciences & Disorders, Public Health and Kinesiology and Health Promotion.

The program is $2,762.00 all-inclusive except for one meal and RT airfare to Quito. Tuition for EAP 599 is also included in this cost, which provides no charge enrollment in KHP 220: Sexuality Education and KHP 222: Drug Education.

Fulltime UK students will also be enrolled in the one credit Spring 2019 EXP 510 course, Interprofessional Teamwork in Global Health. This fun course meets for four sessions and is over by UK’s spring break and includes an overview of Ecuador, how to work with an interpreter and preparing for the experience.

The UKEA  scholarship is offered for this program. Deadline is February 1, 2019 and the award amount is $1,500: UKEA Scholarship

Shoulder to Shoulder Global (PDF)

Kinesiology & Exercise Physiology in Valencia, Spain

Rosie Lanphere, Ph.D.

Program Link: Kinesiology & Exercise Physiology in Valencia, Spain

Dates: May 16 – June 16, 2019

In the wonderful and historically rich setting of Valencia, Spain, students will engage in the study of exercise science and environmental exercise physiology by visiting one of the Centers for High Performance Sports Council Facilities (Consejo Superior de Deportes: Centro de Alto Rendimiento, CAR) just outside Granada, Spain. The CAR is one of the only high-altitude training centers for sport performance in the world and is located at 2,320 m above sea level. During this four week program, students will also participate in a variety of cultural and educational excursions, as well as classroom sessions at the University of Valencia.

Students will develop basic knowledge of historic sites and cities. Program activities include a paella cooking class, guided tour of the Sagrada Familia, a visit to the Ciudad de las Artes y de las Ciencias, a flamenco show, and a guided tour of the Alhambra. During their free weekends in Spain, participants may opt to visit Some of Spain’s main cities (Barcelona, Sevilla, Madrid, etc.) as well as neighboring European countries (France, Portugal, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, etc.).

For more information, contact: Rosie Lanphere, Director or Laurence Tuccori, EA Advisor