This program is not yet accepting applications, as the program's budget has not yet been finalized. Please contact the Program Director listed below for more information on when it is likely to open.
Summer 2020 Dates TBD
(Depart from U.S.A. - Depart from host country)
This program will give students the opportunity to explore basic nutritional principles as they relate to physical fitness in the traditionally and historically-rich location of Italy. Students will compare and contrast aspects of the American diet and the well-studied Mediterranean diet through various food- and physical activity-related excursions. Students will have the opportunity to study the Mediterranean Diet Pyramid and reflect on differences in nutrition and physical activity practices common to this area that contribute to health promotion.
Additionally, students will be exposed to agricultural activities, cultural happenings and food preparation techniques common to this area. This will enrich the understanding of basic nutritional principles as they relate to physical fitness and the athlete. This class is geared at addressing basic nutritional needs that apply to people of all activity levels and considers practical applications and current trends.
For a draft of the day-by-day itinerary, click here!
- Hear guest lectures on Sport and Nationalism as well as Sports in Ancient Times.
- Participate in excursions such as a cooking class, gelato class, truffle hunting and tasting, and more!
- Kayak on the Tiber River, take a bike tour of the Appian Way, visit a Soccer Club, and see a tennis match.
This program is open to undergraduate students from all academic disciplines. For more information on how to apply to the University of Kentucky as a visiting student, go to UK Admissions. Non-UK students should consult with the program director prior to applying to ensure that they have the proper academic background for the course.
For More Info, contact:
Dr. Marilyn Campbell, faculty member in the Kinesiology and Health Promotion Department at the University of Kentucky, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Laurence Tuccori, EA Advisor, email@example.com
UK Faculty-Directed programs are conducted by University of Kentucky faculty and staff. UK GPA credits and grades will be awarded by the program director for the successful and timely completion of all required program activities and assignments, including any required on-campus meetings before or after the program's international travel.
- All students will enroll in KHP 240: Nutrition and Physical Fitness (3 credit hours).
- Students may enroll in KHP 395: Independent Study for an additional 3 credit hours.
- All students will be enrolled in EAP 599: Study Abroad (1 credit hour).
Housing & Meals
Students will reside in shared apartments (typically 4-6 students per apartment) while in Rome, and in either a hotel or guest house while in Umbra. Internet access will be available in the apartment. A welcome and farewell meal will be provided, but students will be responsible for the cost of all other meals on their own.
Costs and cancellation policies vary by program. Please see the "Program Costs and Budget" information page. Be sure to consider the associated UK costs, program specifications, and related travel expenses.
This program runs in collaboration with the University of Kentucky and Arcadia University. Students will complete an application with UK Education Abroad (online, this website) and supplemental materials with Arcadia. The supplemental application materials are for administrative purposes and will be provided to all accepted students AFTER the UK application deadline.