B.S. Athletic Training
B.S. Clinical Science*
B.S. Exercise Science
B.S. Health Sciences
B.S. Occupational Science
M.S. Speech-Language Pathology; see the Ithaca College graduate catalog:
B.S. Sport Management
M.S. Sport Management; see the Ithaca College graduate catalog:
B.S. Sport Media
B.A. Sport Studies
B.S. Health Education (teaching)
B.S. Health Education and Physical Education (teaching)
B.S. Physical Education (teaching)
M.S. Health Education (teaching); see the Ithaca College graduate catalog:
M.S. Physical Education (teaching); see the Ithaca College graduate catalog:
M.S. Teaching Students with Speech and Language Disabilities; see the Ithaca College graduate catalog:
* No new students accepted
As an alternative to being admitted to one of the professional majors, a student may be admitted to preprofessional status in the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance. This admission and advising category is offered for students who are interested in a career related to health, health care, sport, or leisure, but are uncertain of the professional major they want to pursue. It is, therefore, a temporary classification only. Students are strongly advised to gain admission to a major before registration for their fourth semester, and they must be admitted to a major at the College before their junior year. To ensure meeting these deadlines, students should begin their efforts to decide on a major considerably earlier. For more information contact Julie Boles, faculty coordinator, Office of Preprofessional Studies, 607-274-3711, or see
Coaching - For majors in all disciplines except physical education and health education and physical education.
Communication Disorders (Dept. of Speech-Language Pathology) - For majors in all disciplines except speech-language pathology.
Exercise Science - For majors in all disciplines except exercise science, clinical exercise science, and athletic training.
Health - For majors in all disciplines except community health education, health education, and health education and physical education.
Health Services Administration - For majors in all disciplines except health services administration and health care management.
Integrative Health Studies - For majors in all disciplines.
Nutrition Promotion - For majors in all disciplines except community health education, health education, and health education and physical education. Students in health education or health education and physical education may complete a concentration in nutrition promotion by following the requirements of this minor.
Nutrition Science - For majors in all disciplines except community health education, health education, and health education and physical education. Students in health education or health education and physical education may complete a concentration in nutrition science by following the requirements of this minor.
Outdoor Recreation - For majors in all disciplines except outdoor adventure leadership, recreation management, and therapeutic recreation.
Recreation - For majors in all disciplines except outdoor adventure leadership, recreation management, and therapeutic recreation.
Sport and Exercise Psychology - For majors in all disciplines except those in the exercise science-sport and exercise psychology concentration.
Sport Studies- For majors in all disciplines except sport management, sport media, and sport studies.
Nutrition - Open only to community health education majors.
Nutrition Promotion - Open only to health education and health education and physical education majors; see nutrition promotion minor.
Nutrition Science - Open only to health education and health education and physical education majors; see nutrition science minor.
Sport and Exercise Psychology - Open only to exercise science majors.
Applications for the above minors and concentrations are available in the appropriate departmental office. Students who have majors in the school and are interested in completing any of these programs should work closely with their adviser and department chair to ensure timely graduation. Students considering a minor or concentration must abide by College policies and regulations for these programs.
In accordance with College regulations that relate specifically to minors, all departments in HSHP have determined that a course that is a requirement in a student's major and also a requirement in one of the above minors may count for credit to meet the requirements of both the major and the minor.
Teacher education students in any major may also apply for coaching certification.
Physical Activity, Leisure, and Safety
The School of Health Sciences and Human Performance maintains the physical activity, leisure, and safety (PALS) program, which offers a broad spectrum of skill courses designed to provide students with instruction at beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels in physical activities that meet individual student interests and needs. Majors and nonmajors are encouraged to participate in PALS.
Participation in activity classes, intramural and club sports, or intercollegiate athletics requires clearance from the Hammond Health Center. Because many activity courses are required in physical education, medical clearance is required for this major. If a student cannot be cleared by the health center for a variety of activities, he or she will not be able to complete the requirements for these degrees.
Numerous programs, within HSHP and in other schools, assist HSHP majors to prepare themselves for extended vocational or avocational opportunities.
Liberal Arts (LA) and General Education Designations
The specific requirements for HSHP majors are described in the sections on those programs. Liberal arts (LA) distribution categories are as follows: fine and performing arts (FA), humanities (HU), natural science and mathematics (NS), and social and behavioral sciences (SS). More than 30 HSHP courses with H&S general education requirements are designated as 1, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, and g or h. These codes are included in the Undergraduate Course Offerings each semester and in this catalog. For more information:
General Education in Humanities and Sciences
HSHP students are encouraged to pursue international study. One option is the College's London Center, which features a seminar on the national health system in Great Britain and offers social service internships in health administration. In addition, the London Center offers a variety of courses in sport management and media during the school year and summer. Other options for international study include HINT-31300 Health Care and Culture: An International Field Experience and TRLS-27700 Ecotourism and Natural Resource Management.
Students should consult with their faculty advisers well in advance to ensure that study abroad is scheduled as compatibly as possible with their professional courses at Ithaca and that they have established an adequate foundation for it through their Ithaca work. The staff of the Office of International Programs, 214 Center for Health Sciences, is also available to assist students in their planning.
Many of the programs in the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance have degree requirements in which students must complete one or more field-based experiences. In all instances students will work with a faculty member to select and arrange appropriate experiences. Students are responsible for the cost and arrangement of transportation and housing associated with their placement. The Office of Experiential Learning, Smiddy 322B, serves to coordinate contractual arrangements with sites, as well as insurance billing. Specific departmental requirements are as follows:
Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences, Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education, and Department of Sport Management and Media- Students who wish to intern at specific agencies any time during the school year must file an application and receive approval from their major department prior to beginning the experience. Credit for time spent at an agency will not be given retroactively to students who have not received approval for or enrolled in an internship experience.
Department of Occupational Therapy and Department of Physical Therapy - Students in the degree programs of occupational science/occupational therapy and clinical health studies/physical therapy are assigned to clinical fieldwork and affiliation sites across the country at various points in their academic careers. These placements meet college accreditation and professional preparation requirements of the Accreditation Commission for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) and the Commission for Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). The College maintains contractual relationships with these clinical sites, and students are assigned to sites based on departmental policies and space availability.
Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology - Students complete a field-based experience during the senior year. Many are placed in the Sir Alexander Ewing-Ithaca College Speech and Hearing Clinic for supervised practicum in speech, language, and voice therapy delivery. Others may be placed at external sites in the community for their supervised practicum.
Department of Therapeutic Recreation and Leisure Services - To secure approval to complete an internship, students must submit an application for internship form to the internship coordinator for their major. Students must meet minimum academic requirements as noted in the description of the program of study for their major. Internship placements meet professional preparation standards of the National Recreation and Park Association and the American Association for Leisure and Recreation Council on Accreditation, as well as the certification requirements of the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification and the National Recreation and Park Association.
In addition to the courses listed in this catalog, others may be offered on an experimental basis. Details of such courses are given in the Undergraduate Course Offerings for the semester in which they are offered. Students should consult the registrar's website for specific information on the schedule of all courses each semester.
Unless otherwise designated, courses are open to all Ithaca College students on a space-available basis, provided that the prerequisites for the course have been met.
Coaching seminars and physical education professional skill courses are identified by course number and title only.
Many of the programs in the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance lead to professional licensure and/or certification. Because these credentialing processes are designed to protect the public from practitioners who are unqualified, unscrupulous, or unable to perform professional services adequately, credentialing agencies may bar individuals from subsequent credentials and/or practice. Activities that may exclude students from licensure and/or certification include, but are not limited to,
1) conviction of, plea of guilty to, or plea of no contest (nolo contendere) to a felony or misdemeanor related to professional practice or public health or safety; or
2) any physical, mental, or dependency condition that will or may interfere with the ability to practice the designated specialty.
Students should check with the relevant licensing or certifying agencies for requirements in this area early in their academic careers.