Céad Míle Fáilte!
Prof. Dan Sedory
Athletic Training Major
Department of Kinesiology
Tel. (603) 862-1831
The Institute of Technology at Carlow has a student body of approximately 4,000 and an academic staff of 200. The mission of the Institute is to combine a stress-free location with top-level instructors and facilities that are a leading edge in a number of key disciplines both nationally and internationally. The Institute is just five minutes walk from the centre of town.
Located on the banks of the River Barrow, Carlow town is a bustling market centre serving a large rural area. County Carlow, one of Ireland’s smallest counties, is bordered by the scenic Blackstairs Mountains to the east. The fertile limestone land of the Barrow Valley and the Killeshin Hills lie in the west of Carlow.
Carlow lies approximately 80 kilometres southwest of Dublin. Multiple trains and buses travel between Carlow and Dublin daily. There is convenient travel from Carlow to all locations in Ireland.
The UNH study abroad program is open to Athletic Training Majors who are interested in expanding and enhancing their athletic training education while also gaining an appreciation of a different culture. Students will be taking courses in the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Sports Rehabilitation and Athletic Therapy program at the Institute. The increased emphasis on manual therapy application and skill by therapists in Ireland will provide the visiting UNH student with a unique opportunity to develop abilities far-beyond what they may learn in the US. Students may earn up to 16 credits applicable to their UNH graduation requirements. Students would pay their normal UNH tuition (in-state or out-of-state as appropriate) as the tuition to study in Ireland.
There are many options available for housing for students attending the Institute. While the Institute does not offer on-campus housing the intimate nature of Carlow town means most housing is within easy walking distance of the Institute. Students may choose between Home Stay, where the student lives with a family and meals (except mid-day meal) are provided, or Self-Catering Accommodation, which is the typical apartment/house living students are accustomed to in the US. Whenever possible, we recommend students attempt to share a house/apartment with current Sports Rehab and Athletic Therapy students to take advantage of the knowledge and experience of Irish students in the same program. Housing costs are approximately €550-630 (~$750 – 850) per month (room, board and miscellaneous expenses).
The ‘best’ semester for UNH students to participate in a study abroad at the Institute is the fall semester, junior year. This will cause the least disruption of the sequencing of required UNH courses and clinical experiences. Students may elect to study abroad after their junior year, but this will likely cause the student to stay at UNH beyond their typical 4 years. Courses available for UNH students during the Institute Fall Semester include, but are not limited to:
Neuromusculoskeletal assessment (upper quadrant, cervical spine & thoracic spine)
Pathology of Injury
Manual Therapy I (soft tissue manual therapy)
Orthotics & Strapping
Strength and Conditioning
Traumatology & Advanced Rehabilitation
Clinical Studies (successful completion of this course would fulfill the requirements of a UNH Clinical Experience <KIN 665>)
Students participating in this program will have their UNH World Culture (Discovery) course requirement waived.
To study abroad, students must meet the following academic criteria of the UNH Study Away Eligibility policy at the time of application:
Be in good standing with the UNH Student Conduct System.
Have earned at least 32 credit hours, at least 12 of which must have been earned at UNH at the baccalaureate level.
Have a minimum of 2.5 GPA at the time of application to and at the time of departure for the study abroad program.
Be a declared Athletic Training Major in the Professional Phase of the program.
Interested students should meet as soon as possible with Professor Dan Sedory to schedule an appointment to discuss the study away experience. In addition, students should contact the Center for International Education and Global Engagement for important information about study away policies and procedures.
This program is only available to students currently admitted and enrolled as an undergraduate student at the University of New Hampshire.
The application deadline is February 1 of the year the student is planning to study in Ireland!
Interested students should contact Professor Sedory by October (mid-semester) PRIOR to the year they plan to study in Ireland. Students should obtain the application form and other important information by the end of the Fall Semester PRIOR to the year they plan to study in Ireland.
Other Fees and Expenses
Students pay a program fee to cover various expenses associated with a study abroad. This fee of $500 covers the following:
- Cell phone for the student while in Ireland. Phones will be purchased upon arrival in Ireland to obtain the best cost/value.
- 2 nights lodging at a hotel/B&B in Carlow, Ireland. This provides a ‘base of operations’ for students to get acclimated to Ireland and secure their permanent accommodations in Carlow.
- 2 days meals and incidental expenses per diem
In addition to tuition & fee and housing, other expenses include round-trip travel from the US to Ireland, passport, insurance, excursions and other incidental expenses, and miscellaneous living costs. At this time, no visa is required for the study away in Ireland. Total additional expenses would be ~$1,500.00.
The UNH Department of Kinesiology, the UNH Center for International Education and the Institute of Technology at Carlow are committed to providing the UNH student with a high-quality educational and cultural experience during the study away. Specific, designated personnel at each institution are available ‘on call’ 24 hours a day for assistance as needed.
Travel and Insurance
Students must make their own travel arrangements to Ireland. Typically students arrive in Ireland in early September and return to the US in mid-December. The Institute provides one-way transportation from Dublin airport to the student’s accommodations on their initial trip to Ireland.
The University of New Hampshire provides an Emergency Travel Assistance Service and Travel Insurance Program to students, faculty and staff traveling abroad on University-related activities. If you experience a medical emergency or security/natural disaster crisis, need a medical referral, lose your medication, or want to consult experts for pre-travel advice, UNH has a fully integrated program in place to insure you receive the care and expertise you need, whenever and wherever you need it. Complete information on the dual-services of this program is available at UNH International Travel Assistance and Insurance Program. Students can also purchase travel cancellation or trip interruption coverage at their discretion. UNH recommends that all travelers maintain their domestic medical insurance coverage to insure continuation of coverage and care upon returning to the U.S.