Chinese Students Take Sports Studies through UT Summer Program

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Twenty students from China are learning about sports psychology and elite athletic performance in Knoxville this summer thanks to a partnership between UT and the Shanghai University of Sport.

The group, composed of undergraduate students from the Shanghai University of Sport, arrived at UT this month and will leave August 1.

The English Language Institute and Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sports Studies are offering the Summer Language, Culture, and Sports Studies Program.

The students will earn a sports studies certificate at the conclusion of the program. As part of the curriculum, they are taking intensive English classes along with a series of lectures on such topics as sports psychology and elite athletic performance. They also will visit various athletic facilities and attend a Tennessee Smokies baseball game.

Program participants are from a variety of majors at the Shanghai University of Sport, including English, choreography, table tennis, and sport media.

The Shanghai University of Sport was founded in 1952 and has nearly 4,000 students in graduate and undergraduate programs.

The English Language Institute is a department within the UT Center for International Education. The Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sports Studies is a part of the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences.

For more information about the program, contact Jim Hamrick or Lauren Wood at the English Language Institute at 865-974-3404, or Jeff Fairbrother or Robin Hardin of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sports Studies at 865-974-7154.

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