I’m proud to be part of the Ithaca College School of Health Sciences and Human Performance (HSHP), a place where students learn to make a difference in people’s lives not only within their discipline but also as compassionate advocates of health and well-being across the lifespan.
More than 90 percent of HSHP graduates successfully find employment in their field or a related field or are accepted into graduate school within one year of graduation. We are proud of the exceptionally high percentage of our graduates who pass national certification exams in fields such as athletic training, physical therapy, and occupational therapy.
A strong liberal arts foundation, enthusiastic professors, well-equipped research facilities, and a hands-on approach to learning are the key elements of our programs. Students have numerous opportunities to apply the knowledge and skills they develop in the classroom, working side by side with faculty on research, assisting clients at one of our four on-campus clinics, student teaching at a local or regional school, helping to train one of our IC athletic teams, or interning at a healthcare facility in our global network.
Students are also encouraged to explore multiple disciplines within our school. The reality of health sciences today is that practitioners and educators work in teams, interacting with other specialties to provide the best possible results and care. We also offer a unique HSHP Pre-Professional Program, which allows first- and second-year students to explore a range of health science fields before declaring a major, benefit from special academic counseling, and still graduate on time.
Moving forward, we continue to strengthen and expand our curriculum, keeping pace with the changing needs of the health sciences industry. As allied health fields require more advanced education and higher degrees, for example, we’re adapting our programs to position our students for success.
If you’re looking for a school that will allow you to explore your passion for health and well-being with an engaging, hands-on approach to learning, you’ve found it. I invite you to learn more and to consider joining us at IC.
JOHN SIGG, PhD, ACTING DEAN, SCHOOL OF HEALTH SCIENCES AND HUMAN PERFORMANCE