Concentration in Human Performance

Blend a study of exercise physiology and sport psychology, to work with clients in a holistic manner.

Curriculum Overview

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A perfect option if you would like a custom blend of exercise physiology and sport psychology, and the preparation to work with clients in a holistic manner. After completing a human performance core that includes courses in both those areas, you will select a number of theory-based and applied courses to focus your studies. The core human performance topics include:

  • motivation and exercise adherence
  • team development and communication
  • stress management and psychophysiology
  • imagery, visualization, and psychological skills
  • exercise physiology
  • biomechanics
  • strength and conditioning

Graduate Job Ready

Examples of careers for our recent graduates include:

  • Strength and conditioning for a prominent athlete training facility
  • Strength and conditioning for several colleges and universities
  • Collegiate athletic trainer (with NATA certification)

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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