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 the transition in the world of research.
The faculty and students in the Exercise & Sport Sciences program have a dramatic level of scholarly achievement—just consider the following statistics:
From 2005-2008 Ithaca College graduate faculty and students:
- Authored or co-authored 36 peer-reviewed and professional papers
- 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)
- Collaborated with scientists from 15 different institutions, such as the Olympic Training Center
This trend has continued since 2008 (exact figures soon available), with large numbers of our students attending and presenting at national conferences. For example, in 2011 we had students presenting at the American Psychological Association national meeting in Washington, DC, the Northeast Atlantic Sport Psychology Conference in Philadelphia, and 9 students lead authoring (6) or co-authoring (3) presentations at the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity conference in Burlington, VT. We have also 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. The quality and quantity of this productivity speaks for itself, and as a prospective graduate student, prepare to be engaged!