Exercise and Sport Sciences

Major Career Opportunities Accreditation and Exam Pass Rates U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Athletic Training Work as an athletic trainer in high schools, colleges, professional sports, health-care facilities, military, and the performing arts. Pass rate is 100% over the past five years, compared to the national average of 74%. — CAATE Employment for athletic trainers is expected to grow by 19% from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the national average for all occupations.

Exercise Science

Prepares students for graduate training as a health-care practitioner (DC, MD, NP, DO, PA, and PT, etc.) and in biomechanics, ergonomics, exercise physiology, prosthetics, cardiac rehabilitation, strength and conditioning, and sport psychology. Graduates also work in business, communications, education, personal training, and medically related sales. Graduates are accepted into various healthcare and professional schools, including DC, MD, MS, NP, OD, PA, Ph.D., and PT. Employment for health care practitioners, health educators, and medical sales and technical services is expected to grow by more than 21% from 2012 to 2022, faster than the national average for all occupations.

Health Promotion and Physical Education

Major Career Opportunities Accreditation and Exam Pass Rates U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Health Care Management

Work as a manager in hospitals, health clinics, facilities, and organizations. Graduates accepted in MHA and MBA programs. Employment of medical and health services managers is expected to grow 20% from 2018 to 2026, much faster than the national average for all occupations.

Health Sciences - Food and Nutrition

Work in clinical and educator positions in health facilities and community agencies. Graduates accepted in MS and RD programs. Employment of dietitians and nutritionists is expected to grow by 15% from 2018-2026, faster than the national average for all occupations.

Health Sciences - Planned Clinical

Work as a physician assistant, nurse practitioner, chiropractor, and other allied health careers in health facilities, private practices, and community agencies. Graduates accepted in PA, NP, DC, and MS programs. Employment of these type of professionals is projected to grow 16-37% from 2018 to 2026 faster than the national average for all occupations.

Health Sciences - Premedical

Work as a physician, dentist, optometrist, or veterinarian in health facilities and community agencies. Graduates accepted in medical, dental, optometry and veterinarian programs. Employment of these types of professionals is expected to grow by approximately 18%-19% from 2018 to 2026, faster than the national average for all occupations.

Public and Community Health

Work in positions in health and government agencies as well as policy and community groups advocating and promoting healthy behaviors. Graduates accepted in MPH and MS programs. Employment of health educators and community health workers is projected to grow 16% from 2018 to 2026 faster than the national average for all occupations.

Health and/or Physical Education

Work as teachers in K-12 settings in the fields of health education, physical education, or both. Pass rate is 100% — Regents Accreditation of Teacher Education. Pursuit of NCATE certification is currently in process. Employment of kindergarten, elementary, and middle, school teachers is expected to grow 8% from 2018-2026, faster than the national average for all occupations. Employment of high school teachers is expected to grow 8% from 2018-2026, faster than average.

Occupational Therapy

Major Career Opportunities Accreditation and Exam Pass Rates U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational Therapy Work as an occupational therapist in schools, home health, rehabilitation clinics, hospitals, nursing homes, mental health facilities, and community centers The pass rate for students who took the NBCOT National Certification Examination in 2014 was 100%. Go to ithaca.edu/hshp/depts/ot for details about pass rates in 2012-2013. Employment of occupational therapists is expected to increase 29% from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the national average for all occupations.

Physical Therapy

Major Career Opportunities Accreditation and Exam Pass Rates U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Physical Therapy Work as a physical therapist in clinics, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, schools, home-care settings, VA centers, private practices and industries Average pass rate for first-time test takers is 95%, compared to 85% for New York and 90% for the United States.** Employment of physical therapists is expected to grow 36% from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the national average for all occupations.

**According to Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education. based on a 3 year average from 2012-2014.

Recreation and Leisure Studies

Major Career Opportunities Accreditation and Exam Pass Rates U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Therapeutic Recreation

Work as a recreational therapist in mental health, rehabilitation centers, adult care, hospitals, VA centers, senior and community centers, and schools. Pass rate for first-time test takers is 86.7%, compared to national average of 73.6%. — National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification Employment of recreational therapists is expected to grow 13% from 2012 to 2022, as fast as the national average for all occupations.

Outdoor Adventure Leadership

Work as an adventure educator, environmental educator, character education programmer, wilderness therapist guide, technical skill instructor, base camp manager, and in search and rescue. Students are exposed to the outdoor industry through multiple partnerships and collaborations national organizations including Outward Bound, the Wilderness Medicine Training Center, and the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics. These partnership expose students to current industry standards, practices, and trends and often lead to internship opportunities. Employment of recreation workers is expected to grow 14% from 2012 to 2022, as fast as the national average for all occupations. According to the Outdoor Industry Foundation, the outdoor recreation economy accounts for $730 billion annually and 6.5 million jobs in the U.S.

Speech Language Pathology and Audiology

Major Career Opportunities Accreditation and Exam Pass Rates U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Speech Language Pathology and Audiology

Work as a speech pathologist in schools, clinics, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, VA centers, and private practices. Pass rate for IC grad students is 99%. Graduate program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Employment of speech-language pathologists is projected to grow 19% from 2012 to 2022, faster than the national average for all occupations. Employment of audiologists is projected to grow 34% from 2012 to 2022, much faster than average.