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International Studies in Kinesiology: Martial Arts and Medicine: Traditions in China

  1. Program Details

    Do you want to travel to Beijing, China? See 2008 Olympic venues? Learn Taichi and acupuncture? Experience authentic Chinese culture and food? This course is the right answer for you.

    This program is administered by College of Education & Human Development. Applications are processed by the Learning Abroad Center.

    Location Beijing, China
    Term Summer Session
    Housing Dormitory
    Credit Type Resident Credit
    Sponsor College of Education and Human Development

    Program Eligibility

    GPA 2.5
    Student Type UofM Students, Non UofM Students
    Student Year Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, Graduate Students
    Language No Language Prerequisite
  2. About International Studies in Kinesiology: Martial Arts and Medicine: Traditions in China

    Do you want to travel to Beijing, China? See 2008 Olympic venues? Learn Taichi and acupuncture? Experience authentic Chinese culture and food? This course is the right answer for you. Beijing is the capital of China and the world's third most populous city proper. Beijing is an ever-changing megacity rich in history but also truly modern, exemplified in its extraordinary global influence in politics, business, education, history, culture, and sporting. We will learn Acupuncture, Herbal treatments in medicine, Massage, and Sport and rehabilitation, Tai Chi, Martial Arts, Calligraphy, and Health and Prevention, and much more in Beijing.

    Housing & Meals

    Students will stay at the high-quality dormitory at Beijing Sports University. All types of Chinese food will be served, three times per day. All costs are included in the program fee.  

    Application Deadline

    March 1, 2020

    Program Dates

    June 1 - 15, 2020

    Academics

    KIN 3720

    This short-term study abroad course is for both undergraduate and graduate students from various health and medicine related disciplines to explore philosophy and practice in health, prevention and rehabilitation, sport and physical activities from a Chinese historical and cultural perspective.

    Program Leader

    Dr. Zan Gao is a faculty at the School of Kinesiology in University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, specializing in promoting health through population-based physical activity interventions. He has published over 90 research articles in peer-reviewed journals, and has been the PI of NIH and RWJF Grants.  

    Excursions

    Students will visit elite athletic training and research centers, and Chinese health care systems at regional and national levels. In addition, cultural events and visiting historical sites will be included for students to learn and experience the rich Chinese culture.

    Some excursions include but are not limited to: Summer Palace, Beijing zoo; Great Wall; Ming tombs & Bird’s nest; Tian’anmen Square and Forbidden City, and Jingshan Park. 

    Program Fee

    The Summer 2020 program fee will be $3,820.  This fee includes includes tuition and registration fees, orientation, housing & some meals, program excursions, international health insurance and round-trip international airfare.  Passport and visa fees and personal spending money is not included.

    Click here for the Summer 2020 Cost of Participation

    More Information

    Please contact Professor Gao or Oliver Ferguson for more information about this program.

  3. Prepare

    Be aware: All programs require a $50 application fee. This fee will be charged to your student account upon submission of an online application.
    Center Name TC Learning Abroad Ctr
    Education Abroad Term Summer 2020
    Program Name International Studies in Kinesiology: Martial Arts and Medicine: Traditions in China
    Track Name International Studies in Kinesiology: Martial Arts and Medicine: Traditions in China
    Country China

    Note: If the specific track and term of the affiliated program you wish to apply to cannot be found within the application system, select “Program Not Found” on the application, and enter your specific application information in the fields given to request an application. Our staff will review your application and update your program, track, and term information.

    Submit

    University of Minnesota Student—apply

    Use your University of Minnesota internet ID and password to log into the Education Abroad application system. Your student account will be charged a $50 application fee.

    When you submit your online application, you will be assigned an application checklist that includes:

    • First Step session
    • University of Minnesota Student Release and Waiver Form

    Detailed descriptions and instructions for submitting each checklist item are included on the application checklist.

     

    Non-University of Minnesota Student—apply

    Once you submit your application, Learning Abroad Center staff will create a University of Minnesota student internet account for you. You will use this account to access the Education Abroad Application System, and other University of Minnesota services. You will be charged a $50 application fee for this program.

    Our staff will contact you within 2–3 business days with your internet account information, and additional application instructions.

    Once you submit your application, Learning Abroad Center staff will create a University of Minnesota student internet account for you. You will use this account to access the Education Abroad Application System, and other University of Minnesota services. You will be charged a $50 application fee for this program. Our staff will contact you within 2–3 business days with your internet account information, and additional application instructions.

    Next Steps

    1. You will receive an automated email message indicating your application was received.
    2. Follow the instructions on your application checklist to submit the Student Release and Waiver Form.
    3. Your application is not considered complete until the form has been received and you have completed the First Step module. Your completed application will be forwarded to the program leader in the sponsoring college/department for review.
    4. The program leader will notify the Learning Abroad Center of acceptance decisions. If accepted, you will be notified via email and assigned a confirmation checklist, which includes:
      • Health Information Form
      • Confirmation and Payment Agreement
      • Online Health & Safety Orientation
    5. Login to the online application to review the confirmation checklist and submit the required items.
    6. Once you submit all items, your participation will be confirmed and your student account will be billed for the program deposit.
    7. If you decide not to continue with the application process, log into the online application and submit a Cancel Request. You must also notify your program leader of your cancellation.