HPR 415 Applications in Human Performance / Northern Ireland


Mondays and Thursdays from 3:30-4:45pm

This course applies the concepts of anatomical kinesiology, cardiovascular physiology, and exercise science to the practice of biomechanics, cardiac rehabilitation, and athletic performance. In addition to the traditional content covered in HPR 415, this course will explore Irish cultural and social differences in sport, health delivery, and education.  Upon traveling to Ireland, students will investigate societal and cultural views of elite Irish sport, local/regional health delivery organizations, and post-secondary exercise science education. 

Prerequisites: EN 102 and HPR 410
Liberal Arts Core/University Requirements Designation: DSINQ, WI

Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland

Faculty: Dr. Michael Nordvall

Dr. Michael Nordvall has been a member of the faculty at Marymount University since 1998. He completed his undergraduate work in Health Sciences at Ithaca College, his master’s degree in Human Performance at Southern Connecticut State University, and his doctorate in Kinesiology at the University of Northern Colorado. Dr. Nordvall teaches several courses in both the undergraduate Health Sciences and graduate Health Promotion Management programs including Introduction to Health and Exercise Science, Honors Exercise Physiology, Applications in Human Performance, and Design of Adult Fitness Programs. His research interests include high-altitude physiology, performance characteristics of cyclists, and the role of genetics in disease and human performance.

Program Fee: $1,100

Program Fee includes:

  • round-trip international airfare
  • ground transportation
  • double occupancy accommodations
  • entrance fees to all required site visits and cultural activities
  • daily continental breakfast
  • international health insurance coverage

The Center for Global Education will register students for this course after the student has successfully submitted the online study abroad application. Full-time students do not need to pay additional tuition for this course provided they are registered for no more than 18 credits during the spring semester, including this course. Full-time students enrolled for more than 18 credits are subject to over-enrollment fees. MU reserves the right to make any necessary changes including adjustments in cost in the event that unforeseen circumstances arise. Financial aid may apply. For more information, please contact the Financial Aid Office. You will be responsible for making all timely payments to Marymount University.

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