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Combined programs

Ithaca College offers three "first-year entry" accelerated, combined programs in which students must enroll as an undergraduate to proceed to the master's or clinical doctoral program.

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Athletic TrainingApplication requirements

Exercise Science: Pre-Athletic Training (B.S.)/Athletic Training (M.S.): Become an athletic trainer at one of the nation’s oldest and most-reputable Athletic Training programs. Complete an undergraduate curriculum designed around best practices in medical and health professions education. In your fifth year, complete professional training in preventing, evaluating, and treating athletic injuries and illnesses. Engage with faculty in clinically meaningful research for professional advancement. Graduates (M.S.) are eligible to sit for the Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer exam.

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Occupational Therapy | Application requirements

Occupational Science (B.S.)/Occupational Therapy (M.S.)Enter in your first year as an undergraduate, and remain for five years to learn how to use "occupations", or activities, to bring meaning to the daily lives of people so they can participate in society. Complete clinical experiences under the supervision of licensed OT faculty members. Graduate prepared to sit for the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) exam. See our Professional Entry–Level program if you already completed an undergraduate degree.

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Physical TherapyApplication requirements

Clinical Health Studies (B.S.)/Physical Therapy (D.P.T.)Join our unique first year–entry doctor of physical therapy program and learn to help people with injuries or physically disabling illnesses improve their movement and manage their pain. Be job-ready with your doctorate after six years of study. You will be trained according to the nationally recognized American Physical Therapy Association's (APTA) Core Values and will be well-prepared to sit for the National Physical Therapy Licensing exam. 

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