Program Information
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Winter 2025: Germany/Switzerland KAAP micro
January 04, 2025 - January 29, 2025 (dates are tentative)
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Interest Meetings:
03/06/2024 7:00 PM - 8:00 PMSTAR Tower 313
03/12/2024 7:00 PM - 8:00 PMSTAR Tower 313
03/18/2024 7:00 PM - 8:00 PMSTAR Tower 413
Program Notes
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 6-8 weeks (2 months) to process a passport.

Traveling and studying abroad at this time poses new challenges and requires accepting a higher level of uncertainty than in the past. Students who choose to study abroad must be prepared to adapt to evolving situations 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 which are subject to change at any time.

The University will continue to monitor the ongoing situation with COVID-19 (coronavirus) and world events 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.
Program Description
Study International Perspectives on Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy in both Munich Germany and Zurich Switzerland - major European cities with abundant opportunities. The program will feature multiple meetings and lab tours with physiotherapists and research scientists in both cities where students will learn European approach to sports medicine challenges. This program is ideal for students wishing to pursue health care related graduate programs such as Physical Therapy, Athletic Training, or Occupational Therapy.

From both Munich and Zurich there will be excursions to local attractions (e.g., the 1972 Olympic Games Park), Bayern Munich soccer game (schedule pending), and meeting with local professional team physiotherapists. Between Munich and Zurich, we will spend 2 days in Heidelberg Germany where the students will meet with physiotherapy faculty and students at SRH University Heidelberg and have time to explore this historical town including the Old Market and a 16th century castle (Schloss Heidelberg).

Students will reside in apartments in both Munich and Zurich 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. Local subway/bus transit passes are included in the program to allow students to maximize cultural opportunities and exploration.

This winter session micromester is a great opportunity to learn European perspectives on Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy and will be a unique preparation for future health care graduate programs.

The Program Fee includes accommodations, a few meals, all group excursions and related transportation, and international medical insurance.

The Program Fee does not include airfare to/from Germany/Switzerland, nor airport transfers within the U.S. The program officially begins when students arrive in Munich. Students will receive detailed travel instructions after acceptance. See the Cost section below for estimated 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 3 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)
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 both Germany and Switzerland 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 cities of Munich and Zurich.
UNIV 370: Study Abroad - Germany/Switzerland KAAP micro (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
Applicants should have a G.P.A. of at least 2.0 (on a 4.00 scale).

Meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance, which is based on academic quality and demonstrated ability to contribute to the objectives of the program. Early application is encouraged.
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
Estimated Tuition based on current year$1,755.00$4,710.00
Estimated Program Fee$5,520.00$5,520.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$0.00$0.00
Total to be charged to UD account (estimated)$7,275.00$10,230.00
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.
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 onApril 20, 2024
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedMay 03, 2024
$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

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