Study Overseas

The Main International Exchange Programs

The School of Sports Science and Physical Education strongly support two excellent international exchange programs with the University of Georgia and the Amsterdam University of Applied Science. The available exchange minors include: minor in sport development; minor in high performance sport; minor in sport commercial management.

We have invited many foreign professors related Kinesiology to to teach lessons like: sport marketing, sport consumer behavior, research methods and statistics, strategic management in sport industry, and administrative theory in sport industry, international sport law and etc, from which we collect really terrific feedback from our students.

In addition,we have two excellent international exchange programs:

1. University of Georgia

We have this exchange program with University of Georgia. Students can obtain the master degrees of UGA and SWUFE. They can get Master of Sport Administration (non thesis) of UGA. It provides the opportunity for advanced study related to exercise science, physical education, and sport management and policy.

1.1 Dual-Master degree:(1+1+1 program; 1+1 program)

The duration of SWUFE Master’s degree (with thesis) study is 3years (full time), Master’s degree (with no thesis) study is 2 years. SWUFE post graduates shall study at SWUFE for the first year. If they meet UGA enter criteria, i.e. a minimum of TOFEL 80 or equivalent, up to 5 selected students shall come to the U.S to study at UGA-SMP for the second year during which time they will complete the identified Master Degree program in the Department of Kinesiology. The spring semester and fall semester enrolled master programs will be open to SWUFE-SSEP taught students to apply during their first year in SWUFE.

1.2 Visiting students(0.5-1year)

Students with TOFEL 80 but writing and speaking is more than 20, will have chance to visit UGA as visiting students, and can stay there for half year or one year.

  1. Amsterdam University of Applied Science AUAS

Students from SWUFE can study in AUAS for one semester under the terms of a bilateral agreement between the School of Sports and Nutrition of AUAS and  the School of Sports Science and Physical Education of SWUFE.

The available minors include: minor in sport development; minor in high performance sport; minor in sport commercial management.

SPORTS AND NUTRITION EXCHANGE PROGRAMMES

Students who would like to do an exchange programme at the School of Sports and Nutrition can choose from three different minors (fixed programmes of 30 ECTS). Each of the minors takes place during the autumn semester (September through January). If you would like to study one of these minors during the 2016/2017 academic year, you must apply before 1 May 2016 (further information is provided below). The available minors include:

MINOR IN SPORT DEVELOPMENT (30 ECTS credits)

The Sport Development minor addresses social challenges through sport in a national and international context. The aims of Sport Development are inclusion, empowering people and building communities through sustainable sport programmes. Subjects cover a diverse range of topics, including capacity building, sport policy and governance, social entrepreneurship and intercultural communication.

MINOR IN HIGH PERFORMANCE SPORT (30 ECTS credits)

The High Performance Sport minor focuses on the management aspects within the world of High Performance Sport. This industry is dedicated to striving for excellence and students will be taught in such an environment. The subjects covered include sport policy and governance, sport marketing, sport media and sport law, among many others.

MINOR IN SPORT COMMERCIAL MANAGEMENT (30 ECTS credits)

The Sport Commercial Management programme focus on business and management. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, the courses combine knowledge about business cultures, product design, consumer research and functional sport science with economics, international marketing, intercultural management and business ethics.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

Because all of these minors are taught in English, it is important for all exchange students to have strong written and verbal English skills. Non-native English speakers will be required to provide proof of their English level, based on a TOEFL or IELTS test completed within the last year. The minimum score for enrollment is 6.0 for IELTS or a TOEFL 550 (paper-based)/213 (computer-based)/80 (internet-based) score.

APPLY FOR AN EXCHANGE PROGRAMME

In case you are interested in an exchange programme at the School of Sports and Nutrition, please contact the International Office of your home university. Your home institution first needs to formally nominate you. When this is done, please download and complete the form below, enclose the required documentation and send it to sn-international@hva.nl before 1 May 2016.

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A. Every student candidate must finish required courses in SWUFE before they enroll the UGA.

B. Students with TOFEL 80 but writing and speaking is less than 20, will join a pre-sessional English course prior to starting the program and may also be required to complete a 1 term in-session English course.

C. Student in SWUFE Master’s degree program(with thesis, 3 years) who participate in the Dual-Master Degree Program will be enrolled for the dual degree at SWUFE-SSPE, during the second year, they will be enrolled a Master (with no thesis) at UGA-SMP. Students must complete all the program requirements at UGA-SMP in order to be awarded the UGA-SMP Master. Successful completion of the UGA-SMP Masters will be recognized as completion of year two of the SWUFE-SSEP Masters program. These students shall return to SWUFE for their third year study.

D. Student in SWUFE Master’s degree program(with no thesis, 3 years) who participate in the Dual-Master Degree Program will be enrolled for for the dual degree at SWUFE-SSPE, they could apply for a Master (with no thesis) at UGA-SMP.  Students must complete all the program requirements at UGA-SMP in order to be awarded the UGA-SMP Master. Successful completion of the UGA-SMP Masters will be recognized as completion of an academic year of the SWUFE-SSEP Masters program. These students shall return to SWUFE for their rest study.