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  • Locations: Brisbane, Australia; Cairns, Australia; Gold Coast, Australia
  • Program Terms: Winter Session
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter Session 2020 10/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Instruction Language: English GPA: 2.5
Housing Option: Hostel Academic Standing: First-year, Graduate Student, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
College: Education & Human Development Areas of Study: Exercise Science
Program Type: BGSU Study Abroad Program Programs by Department: Human Movement, Sport, And Leisure Studies
Applicants: BGSU and Non-BGSU students may apply Program Director: Matt Kutz
Program Description:


There are few things as impactful on ideas and perspectives as a structured international education-based experience. In our turbulent and ambiguous global society, learning about other cultures is imperative to developing empathy. Literature from business, healthcare, human resources, and a myriad of other industries and professions is replete with scholarly evidence on the importance of international and global education. Perhaps, Senator J. William Fulbright stated it most succinctly, ”The essence of intercultural education is the acquisition of empathy--the ability to see the world as others see it, and to allow for the possibility that others may see something we have failed to see, or may see it more accurately... to erode the culturally rooted mistrust that sets nations against one another.” Our aim is to foster a global perspective and a sense of global citizenship that can be integrated into our life and work.
Sports Medicine in Australia is an opportunity for students involved in human movement and sports science-related disciplines to engage in international education by experiencing teaching and learning of healthcare and movement sciences from the perspective of Australian culture and tradition. This is an off-campus course specifically designed for undergraduate and graduate students in athletic training, kinesiology, tourism, or sport administration who want to investigate Australian culture.  We will focus on the influence the Common Wealth Games had on Gold Coast and Gold Coast University Hospital and Griffith University. As a key component, this class will participate in experiential learning realtive to local history and community issues in Gold Coast, Brisbane and their native history.
It is assumed that all participants interested are familiar with the concepts and philosophies relevant to health care, sports medicine, and movement sciences within the United States. Participation in this course requires engagement in different educational activities before, during, and after the study tour. The overarching goal of this experiential study tour, coupled with traditional academic requirements (e.g., in class dialogue, assigned readings, oral presentations, etc.), are to enhance students global perspective relative to their chosen major and professional aspirations as well as to enhance your international understanding of how healthcare and movement science is experienced abroad.

Examples of excursions include; Great Barrier Reef & Surfing in Byron Bay. 


Brisbane, Gold Coast & Cairns, Australia. 

Learn about your destination by visiting the State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs web page at to find country specific information about visa, safety and security, local laws, health, and more.

EXSC 3950 | HMSL 6940 (3 cr)

Sports Medicine & Fitness in Australia

BGSU students who qualify for financial aid for a semester at BGSU may also qualify for funding to assist with the cost of the winter session program. Students should consult with a Counselor in the Office of Financial Aid as early as possible for specific details about aid eligibility. 

For specific financial aid questions please contact:
To determine eligibility for Financial Aid, please contact:
Ryan Czech


Costs billed directly through BGSU Bursar's Office* 
BGSU Tuition & Fees BGSU Tuition and Fees can be found on the bursar's WEBSITE
Program Fee $3,416 (this includes accommodation, in country transportation, activity fees and farewell dinner)
A non-refundable $500 deposit is due by the application deadline
International Health Insurance $1.46 per day of program
Education Abroad Fee $50
*Fees listed are subject to change at any time
**We will follow university payment/refund policies and schedules
***Please note students will pay for both tuition for the course and a program fee

Possible Additional Expenses (not billed through BGSU)*​
Passport $135
International Airfare $2,500
Meals $800 (roughly $40-45 per day)
* Please note that these costs are estimated and should be used as guidelines only!

Matt Kutz 

Education Abroad, International Programs and Partnerships
Bowling Green State University
301 University Hall
Bowling Green, OH 43403