Why Ithaca College?

Research, Honors, and Distinctions

Research in Exercise & Sport Sciences

Perhaps more than anything else, graduate study is about exploration and being on the cutting edge. It is about creating, developing, and applying new knowledge. And the graduate faculty at Ithaca College is well prepared to ease a student's transition into the world of research.

The faculty and students in the Exercise & Sport Sciences graduate program have a high level of scholarly achievement—just consider that from 2011-13 we had 18 graduate students author or co-author presentations at national meetings, and our graduate faculty authored 30 additional conference presentations. In the last couple of years our students have presented at the national meetings of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, the American College of Sports Medicine, and numerous regional meetings.  We have supported the travel for many of these students, including sending some students to conventions such as the NSCA Conference on Tactical Training in Las Vegas in 2012. These results are remarkable for a master's program of our size.

These achievements continue a strong history. For example, from 2005-2008 Ithaca College graduate faculty and students authored 36 peer-reviewed and professional papers, and presented 59 papers at no fewer than 25 different conferences or venues (19 graduate students were lead or co-authors of these papers and presentations). Further, our students and faculty collaborated with scientists from 15 different institutions, such as the Olympic Training Center.

The quality and quantity of this productivity speaks for itself, and as a prospective graduate student, prepare to be engaged!