Professional Student Clubs

Students in several majors in HSHP can join their professional student club any time during their 4-years at Ithaca College.  In general, these clubs serve to:

  • Promote interest in the profession.
  • Provide fellowship among students and faculty in the major.
  • Provide an opportunity for students to network with working professionals in their field.

Below is a list of the professional student clubs in the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance.

  • Exercise Science Club
    1. Open to Exercise Science, Clinical Exercise Science and Athletic Training majors plus everyone else interested in the field.
    2. The objective is to provide students with an opportunity to apply knowledge in a setting outside the classroom. (Photos from various majors' club activities)
    3. Community Service Events include: No Pressure Blood Pressure, Open Houses, Wellness Workshops and Benefit Fairs on campus, 'One Step Closer to a Cure' Breast Cancer Fundraiser, fitness days at elementary and middle schools.
    4. For more information, contact Eric Caron; Daniel Schuster or Frank Micale (Faculty Advisor).
       
  • Athletic Training Students Association
    1. Open to all students interested in the Athletic Training major.
    2. The objective is to promote the Athletic Training profession through volunteerism
    3. Community Service Events include: Relay for Life, Salvation Army Adopt-a-Family, High School Athletic Training Clinics
    4. For more information, contact Caroline Lisee or Courtney Gray (Faculty Advisor).
       
  • Health Promotion and Physical Education Majors Club
    1. Open to all students interested in becoming Health and/or Physical Education teachers
    2. The objective is to promote a healthy lifestyle in the community and teach the benefits of being physically active.
    3. Community Service Events include: Health Promotion Nights (members help elementary school students learn about healthy lifestyles), and Relay for Life.
    4. For more information, contact Monica Weimer.
       
  • Nutrition Club
    1. This club is an organization established for students from all IC majors interested in gaining a better understanding of what it means to work in the field of nutrition, who want to learn more about nutrition for personal health, or who are interested in promoting a healthy food environment in the IC and Ithaca community
    2. The objective is to integrate the multiple components of nutrition; clinical, physiological, community and social for students to learn and apply skills through the development of informational and educational events and activities for the club and other aud.
    3. For more information, contact Melissa Colden.
       
  • Association of Health Care Professionals
    1. This club is an organization established for students from all IC majors interested in gaining a better understanding of what it means to work in the health care industry.
    2. The objective is to integrate all walks of healthcare, both clinical and non-clinical, to network together before they reach the real world.
    3. We focus on learning outside the classroom by hosting alumni events and visiting health care facilities.
    4. For more information, contact Carin Pracht or Dr. Karen Edwards (Faculty Advisor).
       
  • Student Occupational Therapy Association
    1. Open to all students interested in the Occupational Therapy major.
    2. The purpose is to bring an awareness of OT to Ithaca College and the surrounding community while providing professional and social opportunities to students and service to the community. (Photos from various club activities)
    3. Annual Events include: National Backpack Awareness Day, Thanksgiving Potluck and OT month (in April)
    4. For more information, contact Cicely Reich or Julie Dorsey (Faculty Advisor)
       
  • Student Physical Therapy Club
    1. Open to all students interested in the Physical Therapy major.
    2. The objective is to create a sense of unity among Ithaca College and the surrounding community.  this is achieved through the combined efforts of faculty and students providing their physical therapy knowledge to all who are interested.
    3. Community Service Events include: Bomber Blitz 5K/Walk and Powder Puff Football Tournament. Proceeds go to local organizations that have a focus on health, wellness, and physical therapy.
    4. For more information, contact Annmarie Charno
       
  • Recreation and Leisure Studies Student Advisory Council
    1. Open to all students interested in Recreation Management, Outdoor Adventure Leadership and Therapeutic Recreation.
    2. The purpose is to provide students with the opportunity to take a leadership role in shaping departmental policy and curricula
    3. Annual events include "Spread the Word to End the Word."
    4. For more information, contact Alyana Pomerantz
       
  • National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association
    1. Open to all undergraduate and graduate SLPA majors.
    2. The objective is to promote awareness of Speech-Language Pathology via the professional organization ASHA.
    3. NSSLHA upholds its mission statement through regularly scheduled meetings, social activities, volunteerism, and an annual conference that is co-sponsored by the SUNY Cortland Speech and Hearing Club.
    4. Community Service Events include: The Autism Walk in Syracuse, Ithaca Youth Bureau Dances, Relay for Life.
    5. For more information, contact Melanie Burian.
       
  • Sport Marketing
    1. Open to all students interested in Sport Marketing.
    2. For more information, contact Mike Bittman.
       
  • Sport Business and Entertainment Club
    1. Open to all students interested in the Sport Management, Sport Media, and Sport Studies majors.
    2. The club is designed for professional development and also acts as a social club to unite the IC community.
    3. Community Service Events include: Cortaca T-Shirt sales, Annual Poker Tournament
    4. For more information, contact Allison Berkley

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