Program Information
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Winter 2022: Heidelberg KAAP
January 02, 2022 - February 02, 2022 (dates are tentative)
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

photos courtesy of Thomas Buckley
Interest Meetings:
03/11/2021 7:00 PM - 8:00 PMzoom: for all meetings: Germany
03/16/2021 7:00 PM - 8:00 PMzoom:
03/24/2021 7:00 PM - 8:00 PMzoom:
Program Notes
Missed an interest meeting? See the interest meeting power point at the bottom of this page, and watch this video to learn more.

Note: Programs may open for applications before May 1, 2021. Please check program pages regularly or follow @UDGlobal on Instagram or Twitter for updated information on applying for a 22W study abroad program.

Traveling and studying abroad during a global pandemic poses new challenges and requires accepting a higher level of uncertainty than in the past. Students who choose to study abroad at this time must be prepared to adapt to the evolving situation and must take responsibility to act in accordance with the rules, regulations, and recommendations of UD, their program leadership, and legal authorities of their home and host country. Due to the rapidly changing and unpredictable global and local response to COVID-19, these rules, regulations and recommendations are subject to change at any time.

The University will continue to monitor the ongoing situation with COVID-19 (coronavirus) as we approach the departure date for this program. Please reach out to your program coordinator or faculty director with questions and continue to monitor the UD coronavirus webpage for updates.

If UD decides to cancel a study abroad program, we will communicate directly with affected students. In this case, the University of Delaware will reimburse the cost of program fees, tuition and flights (if purchase was advised by CGPS).
Program Description
Study “International Perspectives on Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy” in Heidelberg Germany, a student-friendly college town with historical settings including Schloss Heidelberg, Gothic church towers overseeing the “old town” Marktplatz, Königstuhl, and Old Heidelberg University. This program is ideal for students who intend to pursue graduate programs in Medicine, Physical Therapy, and other health professions.

Based at SRH Hochschule Heidelberg, a private university, students will interact with local and regional sports medicine experts to learn how sports medicine and physical therapy are different in Europe compared to the United States. Academic overnight excursions will include visiting the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Study Centre and Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland, where students will meet IOC personnel and explore the Olympic World Library. Additional excursions include Paris,France, and Amsterdam in The Nethelands, where students will meet with sports medicine and physiology experts, visit and tour world class laboratory facilities, and experience unique cultural opportunities like visiting the Louvre in Paris. Within Heidelberg, students will tour Schloss Heidelberg, a 16th century castle, Old Heidelberg University, the German Olympic training center, and a Bodies exhibit.

Students will reside in large multi-person apartments in the heart of Old Town Heidelberg in close proximity to mass transit, restaurants, shopping, and cultural centers. The apartments are fully furnished, including full kitchens, allowing students to prepare their meals with nearby grocery stores available. Students will also have the opportunity to interact and engage with Physiotherapie students from SRH Hochschule Heidelberg to further their cultural experience. Several group meals will be included during excursions along with a welcoming and departing group meal. Students will reside in double or multi-bed hotels or hostels in Lausanne, Amsterdam, and Paris.

Whether you’re interested in sports medicine, learning the European perspective on sports medicine and physical therapy, and seeing southern Germany, Lausanne Switzerland, Paris France, and Amsterdam Netherlands, the winter session study is your chance to gain an international perspective on sports medicine and physical therapy. When you’re interviewing for a graduate program and they ask you what differentiates you from other students, you’ll have abundant answers from this study abroad opportunity.

The Program Fee includes apartment housing in Heidelberg and shared hotel/hostels in other locations, all program-related events and excursions, local ground transportation, a few group meals, and international medical insurance.

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare to/from Germany, nor airport transfers within the U.S. or in Germany. The program officially begins when students arrive in Heidelberg. For this program, students will be given recommended flight itineraries for traveling together. Students will receive detailed travel instructions after acceptance, explaining how and where to purchase their plane ticket. See the Cost section below for estimate airfare.
ACCESSIBILITY: Students with disabilities are welcomed and encouraged to study abroad, but should be aware that accessibility and accommodation in some program locations may differ from the United States. Transit systems and legacy building construction practices may not meet U.S. accessibility standards, and alternative access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites cannot be guaranteed. Review these questions with the Office of Disability Support Services to determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.
Program Courses
Students must enroll in all credit-bearing courses for a grade. Only the UNIV (zero credit) course may be taken pass/fail. Audit registration is not permitted on UD Travel Study. Please refer to the University Catalog to verify requirements and prerequisites
All students must enroll in at least 6 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
KAAP 440: Topics in Exercise Science: International Perspectives on Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy (3 credits)
This course will include both lecture and laboratory learning experiences. A primary goal of this course is to expose students to a variety of sports medicine and physical therapy related health care approaches which differ from traditional approaches in the U.S. health care system. The course includes excursions to multiple research laboratories in western Europe which will provide students the opportunity to interact with established researchers and their students in their laboratory environments as well as cultural engagement beyond the host city of Heidelberg. Finally, this course will include a visit to the International Olympic Committee Headquarters and Olympic Library providing students a unique opportunity to engage with leaders in the sports medicine community.
Restrictions: May be repeated for credit when topics vary.
KAAP 455: Advanced Physiology of Exercise (3 credits)
Advanced study of the integration of the cardiovascular, pulmonary, metabolic, muscle, and temperature-regulating systems during exercise. The goal of this course is to provide students with advanced knowledge of 1) human performance in health and disease and 2) environmental factors that impair human performance. Students will learn about these topics by reading journal articles and visiting laboratories where these issues are currently investigated. There will be lectures, discussions, and laboratory visits that take place in Heidelberg, Germany (focused on human performance in health), Lausanne, Switzerland (endurance performance and effects of altitude) and Paris, France (exercise capacity in patients with obstructive sleep apnea). Faculty from the Institut des Sciences du Sport de l'Université de Lausanne and Hospital de la Pitie-Salpetriere will provide guest lectures. Students will have a unique opportunity to meet with the research scientists who are leaders in their respective fields.
UNIV 370-196: Winter/Summer Study Abroad - Heidelberg KAAP (0 credits) pass/fail
Students are asked to reflect upon changes in their knowledge, skills, and attitudes that occur due to their study abroad experience.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Discovery Learning
For all participants, a formal application is necessary, including at least one recommendation. An interview may be conducted in person or by telephone.

A transcript is required from Non-UD applicants only. Non-UD students, please email a copy of your official transcript to the Program Coordinator.

Study abroad at the University of Delaware is highly competitive. Please review the study abroad acceptance process. If you are not selected for your first choice program, we encourage you to apply to another program.
How much does it cost?.
  • University of Delaware Tuition/Fees for one Winter Session
  • Travel Study Program Fee
    • Usually covers: housing, all program-related excursions and some meals (check with the program's faculty director for details).
    • Does NOT cover: airfare to/from the program site and ground transportation to/from the U.S. departure airport. For planning purposes only, we estimate roundtrip airfare to be approximately $1,200.00.
  • Plan ahead for how to pay for travel study, and make sure you understand the costs associated with your program.
When and how do I pay?
If you are offered acceptance to the program, you will have 3 days to withdraw without financial penalty. After the 3 days have passed, you will be officially accepted to the program, and CGPS will post the full Program Fee and Tuition/Fees to your UD student account.
  • An initial payment of $1000.00 will be due in mid-May.
  • The balance of the Program Fee and Tuition/Fees will be due in early January.
  • Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
  • All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable.
Other important things to note:
  • Program Fees are subject to change until the group's departure date. Final Program Fees may increase due to unforeseen local cost increases, fluctuations in exchange rates, or changes in the group size.
  • CGPS reserves the right to cancel a program at any time due to under-enrollment, safety/health/security issues, staffing issues, or any other relevant reason. If your program is cancelled, you will receive a full refund of all Program Fees paid.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Estimated Tuition based on current year$2,385.00$6,404.00
Estimated Program FeeTBATBA
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (estimated)TBATBA
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,200.00$1,200.00
The rates above may not apply to you if you are a UD graduate student during the time you are studying abroad. Please refer to for the appropriate rates.
The University of Delaware’s differential charge for Engineering, Nursing and Business & Economics students does not apply to winter or summer session and is waived for students enrolled in semester- or year-long study abroad and exchange programs sponsored by the University.
Financial need-based scholarships are available to UD undergraduates on a competitive basis. To be considered, students must have a current FAFSA on-file with Student Financial Services. For more details, please see our scholarships page.
All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable. Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
Submit Program Application by 5pm onJune 01, 2021
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedJune 15, 2021
$1,000.00 Initial Payment Due *
Program Fee Balance, Tuition and Fees Dueearly January
*All students will receive an email when they are accepted to a program and will have 10 days from that notification to make their Initial Payment.
Thomas Buckley
Faculty Director
Kinesiology and Applied Physiology
349 Star Tower
William Farquhar
Faculty Director
Kinesiology and Applied Physiology
201M Health Science Complex
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