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ERIC Number: EJ959653
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1947-380X
Developing a Short-Term, Faculty-Led Sports Medicine Study Abroad Experience
Jutte, Lisa S.
Athletic Training Education Journal, v6 n3 p163-168 Jul-Sep 2011
Context: While sports medicine study abroad opportunities have recently increased, the literature regarding their development is non-existent in athletic training education literature and very limited in general education literature. Objective: The purpose of this manuscript is to draw upon my experience to describe the essential design elements that must be considered when planning and executing a short-term, faculty-led study abroad program. Background: Faculty-led sports medicine study abroad experiences have become more common in the last 10 years. And while a number of these educational opportunities have been offered specifically to athletic training students, there is little literature devoted to their creation. Description: I will describe how a short-term faculty-led study abroad program was developed, some of its essential elements, and other pertinent information gleaned during the experience. Clinical Advantage(s): Faculty-led sports medicine study abroad programs can provide athletic training students with a unique academic opportunity for a multicultural experience without disrupting their academic progress with a semester abroad. Conclusion: Developing a field study involves more than creating an itinerary and a budget. Short-term study abroad opportunities can provide an avenue for multicultural education; however, educational best practices need to be developed and shared. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia