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.
|Credit Type||Resident Credit|
|Sponsor||College of Education and Human Development|
|Student Type||UofM Students, Non UofM Students|
|Student Year||Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, Graduate Students|
|Language||No Language Prerequisite|
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.
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.
March 1, 2020
June 1 - 15, 2020
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.
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.
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.
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.
|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|
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