Vanessa Pidutti taking measurements of vial of yellow liquidVanessa Pidutti, a fourth-year movement science major, collects and analyzes urine samples during a research project in Costa Rica.

Study abroad experience includes research component

Kinesiology students on a study abroad course in Costa Rica led by instructor Chantal Vallée started the second half of their trip in the Faculty of Human Movement at the National University of Costa Rica.

The students applied their knowledge of kinesiology and sport by developing and facilitating a four-hour education program targeting physical literacy in children aged 6 to 12, as well as individuals from teenagers to adults with disabilities.

Six members of the UWindsor delegation participated in a community aquathlon as a relay team that completed five rounds of 200m swim and 1.5km run. Fourth-year student Natalie Adam placed first overall as a solo participant.

During the aquathlon, UWindsor students collected heart rate and urine samples for a research project on dehydration that will compare Canadian and Costa Rican physical output.

The trip concluded with a few days of fun as students visited the Poas volcano, Jaco beach, and the rainforest for a hike alongside a class of science students led by Chris Houser.

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