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Global Opportunities

As an Applied Exercise Science student you also enjoy opportunities to participate in a variety of different global learning experiences through UNE's Global Education Program. These experiences are designed to enhance your worldview, and introduce you to diverse populations. Tangier, Morocco and Seville, Spain are semester-long study abroad experiences available during your sophomore year at UNE. Both programs offer lab science and humanities courses that fulfill your core requirements, and if you join a semester-long study abroad program, you work closely with your academic advisor to ensure that you stay on track with your curriculum. Other short term immersion experiences are also available to you during your sophomore, junior, or senior years. These include faculty-led trips to Iceland, Brazil, Dominica, and the (IMM)UNE club trips.


EXS 430 Environmental Physiology

Dr. Lara Carlson

This course examines the various forms of environmental stress and how the human organism responds physiologically to them. You study how physical performance is affected by environmental stressors such as heat, cold, hypobaric, hyperbaric and the microgravity environments both in lecture and in the laboratory component.

EXS 430 is open to sophomores, juniors and seniors with particular interest in human physiology or health science. Prerequisite: BIO 209

The course culminates with a one week field lab in which you gain hands-on experience studying acute thermal exposure on the cardiovascular and  respiratory systems. In previous years, students have conducted research at high altitude in the Rocky Mountains, and in glacial areas of Iceland.

A U N E student uses a stethoscope to listen to a young Ghanaian boy's heartbeat

UNE's Westbrook College of Health Professions also offers a unique opportunity for a Health Care Immersion Experience in Ghana, West Africa. The experience normally takes place in August, and comprises an interprofessional group of students and faculty who deliver primary care and related services in the twin cities of Sekondi and Takoradi. You work closely with community health outreach workers and professionals from the Effia Nkwanta College of Nursing and Midwifery. The work involves interprofessional collaboration, community education, and academic and cross-cultural exchange.