Concentration in Exercise Physiology

Study the body's responses and long-term adaptations to exercise.

Curriculum Overview

A student in a blue shirt is holding her arm straight out, while a client is lying on the floor on his back stretching his hands upward to try to touch her hand. Another student in a blue shirt and red shorts is standing in the background watching.

Your classroom study will include:

  • muscle and heart function
  • exercise and performance testing
  • enhancement of peak performance and/or functional recovery
  • techniques in research

In addition, you will have access to our clinics and labs to gain practical, hands-on experiences.

Graduate Job Ready

This concentration prepares you for obtaining external certification by the American College of Sports Medicine. Examples of careers of recent graduates include:

  • Human performance research for the Army
  • Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation at a major Boston hospital
  • Cardiopulmonary research at a major Boston hospital
  • Human performance research at a major Eastern university
  • Collegiate athletic trainer (with NATA certification)
  • Athlete strength & conditioning specialist with a prominent athletic conditioning center 

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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