Program Information
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Winter 2023: Barcelona KAAP
January 03, 2023 - February 02, 2023
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Camp Nou - Courtesy Melissa Vitale
Interest Meetings:
04/27/2022 7:00 PM - 8:00 PMStar Tower room 313
05/03/2022 7:30 PM - 8:30 PMStar Tower room 313
06/08/2022 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Orientation Meetings - attend ALL of the following:
09/19/2022 7:30 PM - 8:30 PMSTAR HSC Atrium
12/01/2022 7:00 PM - 8:00 PMSTAR HSC Atrium
12/05/2022 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Program Notes
Please review the CGPS COVID-19 Updates page before applying to a study abroad program.

All applicants must have a valid passport by the program’s application deadline. Your passport’s expiration date must be more than six months after the program ends. If you do not have a current passport, apply through the U.S. State Department. It takes an average of 8-11 weeks (2-3 months) to process a passport.

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 Cornavirus 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 and tuition.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.
Program Description
Study “International Perspectives on Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy” in beautiful Barcelona, Spain. Barcelona is a former Olympic Games host and boosts a vibrant city with a vibrant culture, beautiful landscape and architecture, lengthy and critical Spanish history, classic Spanish cuisine, moderate temperatures (~60° in January) as well as internationally known professional sports. This program is ideal for students who intend to pursue graduate programs in Medicine, Physical Therapy, and other health professions.

The study abroad program will focus on students engaging and interacting with sports medicine professionals across Spain including local physiotherapists to allow students to truly understand and appreciate the “International Perspectives” aspect of health care. Within Barcelona, we aim to engage the University of Barcelona and their Sports Science, Physiotherapie, and Neuroscience programs. We also aim to meet with hospital and clinic-based research scientists and clinicians to provide students the opportunity to meet with scholars and learn the critical physiotherapie and sports medicine issues challenging the local health care systems. A planned excursion to Madrid, Spain will have students visiting Camilo Jose Cela University and engaging with their Athletic Training and Physiotherapie faculty and students.

Students will live in furnished apartments within Barcelona with close proximity to mass transit and will receive a transit pass during the winter session. The apartments are fully furnished, including full kitchens, allowing students to prepare their meals with nearby grocery stores available. Several group meals will be included during excursions along with a welcoming and departing group meal. The classes will be near Placa Catalunya, one of the main squares in downtown Barcelona.
Whether you’re interested in sports medicine and physical therapy overall or learning the European perspective, 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 housing, 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 Spain, nor airport transfers within the U.S. or in Spain. The program officially begins when students arrive in Barcelona. 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: Participants with disabilities should know 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. But UD students with disabilities are welcome and encouraged to study abroad. 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 440-071: Topics in Exercise Science: International Perspectives on Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy (3 credits)
Course content varies each semester with a focus on topics within Kinesiology and Applied Physiology. 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 related health care approaches which differ from traditional approaches in the U.S. sports medicine health care system. The course includes excursions to selected research laboratories in Spain 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 Barcelona.
Restrictions: May be repeated for credit when topics vary.
KAAP 440-072: Topics in Exercise Science: Performance Physiology (3 credits)
This course will provide students with foundational knowledge of how physiology affects performance in sports and overall health/life. Specifically, this course will address 1) human performance in health and disease, and 2) environmental factors that impair human performance. Human performance in health will be examined by studying the physiological profile of endurance athletes, focusing on the key determinants of endurance exercise. Human performance in disease will be examined by studying exercise capacity in patients with obstructive sleep apnea. Two environmental factors that impair human performance will be examined: heat and altitude. The class will be lecture and discussion-based on-site in Barcelona with complimentary visits to performance physiology research laboratories within Spain. Students will have a unique opportunity to meet with the research scientists who are leaders in their respective fields
UNIV 370-031: Winter/Summer Study Abroad - Barcelona 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 Zoom.

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
Final Tuition based on current year$2,507.00$6,728.00
Final Program Fee$4,850.00$4,850.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (final)$7,387.00$11,608.00
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 15, 2022
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedJune 23, 2022
$1,000.00 Initial Payment Due *mid-May
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 $1,000.00 Initial Payment.
Thomas Buckley
Faculty Director
Kinesiology and Applied Physiology
349 STAR Tower, Newark, DE 19716
William Farquhar
Faculty Director
201M Health Science Complex, Newark, DE 19716

Program information is subject to change at any time. Please check this web site periodically for updates.