611 Sport Coaching Education Through Service-Learning and Internationalization: WVU and Brazil

Friday, April 26, 2013: 4:00 PM-5:15 PM
Convention Center: 207CD
NASPE/Sport and Coaching
Speakers: Ryan Flett1; Valerie Wayda2; and Luciana Braga2, (1)West Virginia University, East Lansing, MI, (2)West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
The session presents the benefits, challenges, and logistics of internationalizing an academic program. The session will: discuss our departmentís strategic objectives (internationalization, civic engagement, and service learning); describe our 3-week study abroad program (our research, what we did, how we did it, challenges/benefits); conclude with the perspective and experiences of a Brazilian student currently enrolled in our doctoral program. We hope to provide practical advice on the development of similar programs in other schools.