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URI FLP - Hawaii
Manoa, United States (Outgoing Program)
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Program Terms: Winter J-term
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Exercise Physiology and Pedagogy Applications
January 3 - January 17, 2020

There is currently a waitlist for this program. You are still welcome to apply.
This program will introduce students to a variety of sports/physical activities and teach them to analyze personal physical activity information collected through the use of technological devices, such as heart rate monitors and pedometers. Students will learn specific exercise physiology and pedagogy applications as well as education pedagogy on how to use these devices in a school setting. They will also complete an ocean therapy portion, teaching children with disabilities and wounded warriors how to surf (no surfing experience necessary).

Manoa is a diversely vegetated valley and residential neighborhood located only 3 miles east of downtown Honolulu, Hawaii. It also happens to be home to the flagship campus of the greater University of Hawaii system, the University of Hawaii at Manoa. The University of Hawaii at Manoa is a public co-educational research university and is considered to be one of the best national universities within the US. Being in a tropical climate, Manoa experiences an average temperature of 70°F during the month of January.



Students will earn 3 URI credits for KIN 407: Exercise as Therapy. This program is open to all students in all academic disciplines. Students will be responsible for logging into Sakai regularly in order to access course documents and announcements pertaining to the course, and submit assignments.

Course-work will be supplemented with visits to the Pearl Harbor Memorial in Oahu, Waimea Valley (learning about Hawaii's indigenous population, the Polynesian Cultural Center, snorkeling Hanauma Bay, hiking up Diamond Head & Koko Head, surfing and Stand Up Paddleboarding at various local beaches, and the historic town of Haleiwa and the Bonzai Pipeline. Students will also have a surf service experience while in Oahu with AccessSurf Hawaii. The program closes with a full day of experiencing Polynesian cultural activities and a traditional Hawaiian Luau provided by the Polynesian Cultural Center.

Students will spend the final 4 days of the program 1/13-1/17 on the neighboring Hawaiian island of Kauai.  The inter-island flight to Kauai is included in the program fees.  Housing will be provided by Honuea international hostel located in Kapa, Kauai in single sex, multiple bed dormitory style rooms.  Time will be spent hiking the vast Napali Coast, exploring Waimea Canyon, and learning about the sea turtle population.  Students will depart Kauai on the morning of 1/17 to Oahu to board their afternoon flight back to the mainland.



Students will stay in single-occupancy rooms on Oahu at the Universtiy of Hawaii, Manoa, and single sex multi-bed hostel accommodations at Honuea International Hostel in Kapa, Kauai. Some meals will be provided throughout the program.


 Residency  Program Fee  URI Tuition  Total Cost
 In-State  $2,530  $858  $3,388
 Out-of-State  $2,530  $1,422  $3,952

Program Fee Includes:
  • Accommodations
  • Some meals
  • In-country transportation
  • Excursions and cultural activities
NOTE: All fees subject are to change.



Emily Clapham, Ed.D.
(401) 874-5447  -
Emily D. Clapham is an Associate Professor, the Director of the Physical Education, Health Education, Teacher Education (HPE) Program and Coordinator of the Adapted Physical Education (APE) Program in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Rhode Island. Emily’s research has centered on the new physical education, girls sport and physical activity participation and ocean therapy for children with disabilities. After implementing a surfing program for children with disabilities, she studied the effects of surfing and ocean therapy on the children’s physiological, social and emotional responses.

Josh Smith, M.B.A.
(401) 874-7404  -
Josh Smith is an Outcomes Assessment and Accreditation Specialist in the School of Education at the University of Rhode Island. He works with the School of Education Director, program teams, educators, schools, local, state and national social service and policy agencies, and the general public to develop and enhance the development of educators.

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