World champion figure skater Kimmie Meissner will enroll next fall at Delaware to study physical therapy.
Meissner, 17, said she will likely take a part-time course load in the university's sports science program to start working toward a degree. She didn't know yet whether she would move from her family's home in Bel Air to Newark.
Meissner is training for the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, to be held Jan. 21-28 in Spokane, Wash. She finished second at nationals in 2006 to Sasha Cohen, who withdrew last week from the next month's competition.