Choose a concentration in mental performance, human performance, or develop an individualized plan of study. One of the most unique aspects of our program is your ability to integrate sport psychology and exercise physiology. This holistic approach not only sets up students to meet the certification requirements in their field, but broadens their skillsets to treat the client beyond their symptoms. It is our belief that in order to maximize performance—whether working with clients in the hospital or Olympic stadium—issues of both body and mind need to be addressed.
Design a Program Around Your Goals & Interests
Two Tracks to Consider
Internships are not required, nor directly provided by the Graduate Program. However, we assist non-thesis and ambitious thesis students in locating and applying for credited internships with suitable independent programs throughout the Ithaca community. Common internships have included:
Collegiate and club coaching, administration
Athletic training, strength & conditioning
Hospital and clinical support
Mental training with local teams
Contact the Graduate Program Chair for more information.
EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY, 2020
Previous internal, now hired Cardiac Therapist
Conducted orientations and designed programs with patients who experienced a cardiac event or underwent a procedure/surgery. Personalized exercise prescriptions were created and updated to ensure patient success in the program.
Graduate Program Chair
Department of Exercise Science and Athletic Training
324 Center for Health Sciences
Ithaca, NY 14850