Summer Courses

Ithaca College Summer Courses

The Exercise and Sport Sciences Graduate program offers several summer courses for matriculated and extramural students.  All are available with an online distance learning option.  Several of our courses meet AASP (Association for Applied Sport Psychology) CMPC (Certified Mental Performance Consultant) requirements.  Specifically we offer Diversity Course (K8), Helping Skills (K5), and Sport Science (K3) courses.

Please reach out to Deborah King  (essg@Ithaca.edu), graduate chair, if you have questions.  Registration information for extramural students (non degree) graduates is through Office of Extend Studies (see below for more information).

Offered Online Courses

Provides students with the foundations to develop the skills needed to practice as competent and culturally alert sport and exercise psychology consultants, coaches, or in other sport and exercise related professions. Students will explore issues and trends related to culture, such as ethnicity, race, nationality, gender, sexual orientation abilities/disabilities, immigrant dynamics, and socioeconomic factors which influence working/helping relationships, process, and intervention outcomes. Students will engage in self-exploration around their own cultural/race identity and their responses to issues of diversity including bias, oppression, discrimination and the role of privilege.

6/14 - 7/02 Online Synchronous (3 credits)

Provides students the opportunity to develop their own personal consulting style and emphasizes advanced consulting skills. Students learn to combine mental training and counseling techniques while learning advanced group leading/counseling skills. Students are given the opportunity to practice through various role plays and class discussions of case studies. Several methods of counseling and consulting are introduced that can be used with athletes including Motivational Interviewing and Solution Focused Brief Techniques. Previous graduate course working in helping skills is recommended. 

Please contact the instructor Dr. Justine Vosloo (jvosloo@ithaca.edu) with prerequisite questions.

6/14 - 7/02 Online Synchronous (3 credits)

Evidence-based presentation and discussion of methods practiced for improvement of strength and conditioning. Enhancement of athletic performance through new or accepted strength and conditioning techniques will be emphasized, though rehabilitative issues may also be addressed. Previous graduate coursework in human performance, exercise science, or strength & conditioning is required.

Please contact the graduate chair Dr. Deborah King (essg@ithaca.edu) with prerequisite questions.

7/05 - 8/06 Online (3 credits)

This course serves as an in-depth exploration of the physiological mechanisms that regulate the body’s responses and adaptations to environmental stressors. Emphasis is placed on the role of environmental conditions on exercise performance and considerations for training. Thermal stress, high altitude, gravity, pollution and biorhythms will be examined during lecture, and through scientific literature and laboratory activities. The course will build upon previous knowledge presented in undergraduate exercise physiology classes. Prerequisites:  Relevant undergraduate degree and undergraduate exercise physiology course (or equivalent). 

Please contact the instructor Dr. Candace Receno (creceno@ithaca.edu) with prerequisite questions.

7/05 - 8/06 Online Synchronous (3 Credits)

Extramural Students

Not currently an enrolled student? Nondegree (extramural) individuals holding at least a baccalaureate degree and have completed necessary prerequisites, have the opportunity to enroll in these accredited online summer courses. With a payment rate at $919 per credit, consider adding to your education in Human Performance or Sport Psychology from the comfort of home.

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Deborah King
Graduate Program Chair
Department of Exercise Science and Athletic Training
Ithaca College
324 Center for Health Sciences
Ithaca, NY 14850