Welcome to the Department of Exercise Science and Athletic Training

Prepare yourself for a career in human performance and wellness.

Prepare yourself with the knowledge and practical skills to address growing societal concerns about and interest in fitness, wellness, sport, injury prevention, and rehabilitation. We offer two undergraduate majors, in athletic training and exercise science, which incorporate theory and practical application of exercise science principles. You will be able to customize your exercise science degree to your interests, by selecting one of four concentrations (clinical exercise and wellness, medical sciences, sport sciences, or strength and conditioning). Our undergraduate students are prepared for a wide range of opportunities once they graduate, from continuing on to pursue graduate-level studies or entering the workforce.

At the graduate level, we offer a flexible master's in exercise science to provide you with an opportunity to deepen your theoretical understanding by customizing your degree with a focus on one of three areas: exercise physiology, sport psychology, or human performance. For any concentration, if you are inclined toward theory and research, we recommend our thesis plan. If your orientation is more applied, consider our non-thesis plan, which may include an internship. To attain a more comprehensive experience, you can complete all the prescribed courses, a thesis, and an applied internship.

Undergraduate and Graduate

Learn more about the opportunities that Ithaca College offers in this discipline at the undergraduate and graduate levels:

Masters in Athletic Training Pending Approval!

Ithaca College has received New York State Education Department approval to register the new dual degree program, B.S., Exercise Science, Pre-Athletic Training/ M.S., Athletic Training effective Fall 2021. The Ithaca College Athletic Training program is currently accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-3101. The program is currently applying to the CAATE for a change in level of degree (transition from Bachelors to Masters) and is pending approval.

Stretch Your Limits

Ian Shaw ('14) explains how the theoretical principles that you learn in the classroom will brought to life in our on campus Wellness Clinic, where you will work hands on with actual clients under the guidance of expert faculty.


Jackie Wandell
Administrative Assistant
313 Center for Health Sciences
Ithaca College
953 Danby Road
Ithaca, NY 14850
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