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  • Locations: Lausanne, Switzerland; Zurich, Switzerland
  • Program Terms: Summer
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Fact Sheet:
Class Standing: 1-Freshman, 2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior, 5-Graduate, 6-Non-Degree Seeking Language of Instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 2.00 Field of Study: Health Science, Kinesiology, Physical Therapy, Pre-Health
Credit Type: Resident Credit Program Type: CES Faculty-Led Program
SDSU Office: 2-Extended Studies
Program Description:

Exercise and Sports Sciences in Switzerland

*NEW* for Summer 2019: Add your name to the Inquiry List below
Dates Abroad: TBA
Course Dates: TBA
Price: TBA 
This three-unit, two-week-long course allows students to experience culture and education in Switzerland in the context of international Sports Sciences (Kinesiology) issues, which include History of Sport and Olympics, Longevity/Aging and Blue Zone significance, preventative health, lifestyle and Swiss health values.  The program tentatively includes expert presenters from universities in Switzerland, field trips to the Olympic Historical Museum, the Schwingen Festival (Swiss Wrestling), hiking, biking, and sports activities in the Swiss Alps, and numerous "scavenger hunts" that will immerse students into the culture of sports sciences in Switzerland. 

Although the program is open to all majors, kinesiology majors and minors, nutrition and health sciences undergraduate and graduate students, and business students who are interested in sports management are encouraged to apply!


This program takes place in the cities of Lausanne, Geneva, and Zurich in the beautiful, mountainous country of Switzerland.  

Switzerland is the home of the International Olympic Committee as well as 25 International Sport federations, Renowned Olympic Historical Museum, two universities (Lausanne and Magglingen) with graduate studies in Sports Science research.  Switzerland is also the number two 'Blue Zone' country in the world!  


All participants are required to register for the following SDSU College of Extended Studies (CES) “Special Sessions” course.  After you apply and are officially enrolled in the program, you will receive instructions on how to register for the course from the College of Extended Studies.

  • GEN S 480: Engaged Citizenship and Social Responsibility (3 units SDSU resident credit)
HINT for SDSU students: Log in to your WebPortal account and check your Degree Evaluation to see if the course fulfills your graduation requirementsOtherwise, meet with an academic advisor to discuss your options; click HERE for more information.  


TBA - More information coming soon! 

  • TBA: More information coming soon!

Marcia Jones, Lecturer, Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, College of Health and Human Services at SDSU


Payment Schedule:
TBA - More information coming soon
Included in the Program Fee:
  • 3 units of SDSU resident credit
  • Travel Medical & Repatriation insurance through SDSU
  • More information coming soon!

Not included in the Program Fee:
  • Roundtrip airfare to Switzerland
  • Passport and visa fees (visit Students Abroad for more information)
  • Vaccinations, if necessary (visit CDC website for more information) 
  • Personal expenses
  • More information coming soon!
Refund Policy:
Program Costs Refund:
  • TBA - More information coming soon!
Course Tuition Refund:

Funding and Scholarship Information:
  • Visit the CES Study Abroad website for more information about financial aid, scholarships, military and veterans benefits, and other funding sources. 

  • Minimum Cumulative GPA of 2.0 
  • Open to SDSU students, students at other colleges and universities, and the general public
  • Open to all majors - kinesiology majors and minors, nutrition and health sciences undergraduate and graduate students, and business students who are interested in sports management are encouraged to apply!
  • SDSU students cannot be on academic probation (less than 2.0 GPA) or disciplinary probation (expulsion, judicial, or suspension) at the time of application and/or at the time of course registration. The standard CES refund policy for study abroad applies if you are found to be on probation after applying to the program.
  • Minimum age to participate is 18.
  • After applying and being accepted into the program, all participants must complete BOTH a mandatory pre-departure orientation sponsored by the College of Extended Studies (CES) as well as a program-specific orientation(s) with their faculty leader(s) prior to departure. Details about both will be sent after acceptance into the program.

If you are interested in attending this program in Summer 2019, add your name to the Inquiry List below and you'll receive email updates when available.


  • Click HERE for a list of Frequently Asked Questions about College of Extended Studies (CES) study abroad programs.
  • For course content, requirements, and specific information about the program contact faculty leader Marcia Jones at 
  • For more information about the program application and payment process, contact Phil Hoog, Study Abroad Advisor, in the College of Extended Studies, Faculty-Led Study Abroad office:, (619) 594-0638.

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.