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The University of Georgia's Department of Kinesiology, in association with the University of Glasgow, is offering a study abroad experience in Scotland specifically designed for master's degree students specializing in strength, conditioning and fitness.

This program is designed to give you the chance to learn strength and conditioning principles through interaction with international coaches and exercise physiologists in Scotland. You will have the chance to work with athletes of the Scottish national rugby, soccer, and Olympic/Paralympic athletes while earning field experience credit for your program of study.

You will gain hands-on experience working with the international coaching community and learn new training/conditioning techniques during this three-week program. You will also get to travel the Scottish countryside, visiting castles and museums in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

This program is limited to 12 students.

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Deadline to apply: January 15

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Estimated Cost Breakdown

  • Tuition: ~$1,500
  • Program fee
    includes housing, some meals, and cultural excursions: ~$2,250
  • Airfare: ~$1,600
  • Miscellaneous spending: ~$150
  • Total estimated cost: ~$5,500

Academic credit

The academic component of this trip will focus on physiological principles of training and muscle hypertrophy as well as the design and implementation of innovative training strategies.

You will earn 3 graduate credits (2 credits of internship and 1 credit for learning content) for this field experience.

Experience the Culture

Spend three one-week rotations with each of the identified sports (rugby, soccer, and Olympics sports) and participate in ongoing learning with the faculty at the University of Glasgow in areas such as exercise physiology, nutrition, and sport conditioning. Plus, you will have the opportunity to tour the Scottish country and visit cultural sites in Glasgow, Edinburgh and the Highlands areas.

Cultural trips will take you to Stirling Castle, Edinburgh Castle, and the William Wallace Monument; you will visit the Isle of Skye and ride the Hogwarts Express of Harry Potter fame. These trips take place during the weekends, apart from planned academic programs.

You will live in University of Glasgow housing, which features apartment-style living and is included in the program fee. Apartments feature kitchenettes for cooking and some meals are provided during cultural trips.