Globalization of Education

Exercise Physiology and Pedagogy Applications
December 30, 2016 – January 13, 2017

This program will introduce students to a variety of sports/physical activities and teach them to analyze personal physical activity information collected through the use of technological devices, such as heart rate monitors and pedometers. Students will learn specific exercise physiology and pedagogy applications as well as education pedagogy on how to use these devices in a school setting. They will also complete an ocean therapy portion, teaching children with disabilities and wounded warriors how to surf (no surfing experience necessary).


Students will earn 3 URI credits for KIN 391: Independent Study: Exercise Physiology and Pedagogy Applications; Exercise as Medicine/Therapy. This program is open to all students in all academic disciplines. Students will be responsible for logging into Sakai regularly in order to access course documents and announcements pertaining to the course, and submit assignments.

Course-work will be supplemented with visits to the Pearl Harbor Memorial in Oahu, Waimea Valley (learning about Hawaii’s indigenous population, the Polynesian Cultural Center, snorkeling Hanauma Bay, hiking up Diamond Head & Koko Head, surfing and Stand Up Paddleboarding at at various local beaches, and the historic town of Haleiwa and the Bonzai Pipeline. Students will also have a surf service experience while in Oahu with AccessSurf Hawaii. The program closes with a full day of experiencing Polynesian cultural activities and a traditional Hawaiian Luau provided by the Polynesian Cultural Center.

View syllabus here!


Manoa is a diversely vegetated valley and residential neighborhood located only 3 miles east of downtown Honolulu, Hawaii. It also happens to be home to the flagship campus of the greater University of Hawaii system, the University of Hawaii at Manoa. The University of Hawaii at Manoa is a public co-educational research university and is considered to be one of the best national universities within the US. Being in a tropical climate, Manoa experiences an average temperature of 70°F during the month of January.

Accommodations and Meals:

Students will stay in dorm rooms of single occupancy at the University of Hawaii in Manoa. Money for breakfast and lunch will be provided. Students are responsible for providing their own dinner.

Program Cost: TBA

Program Fee Includes:

  • Accommodations
  • Some meals
  • In-country transportation
  • Excursions and cultural activities

NOTE: All fees subject to change.

Program Deadlines:

Application Deadline: TBA

Final Payment Due: TBA


For more information, please contact:

Program Director
Emily D. Clapham

Program Director
Linda Lamont

URI Faculty-Led Programs
37 Lower College Road
International Center

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