Perhaps more than anything else, graduate study is about exploration and being on the cutting edge. It is about creating, developing, and applying new knowledge. And the graduate faculty at Ithaca College are well prepared to ease a student's transition into the world of research.

Since 2014 our graduate level faculty have authored or co-authored 53 scientific papers, textbooks, or book chapters, given 81 presentations at national or international meetings, given 28 presentations at regional meetings, written numerous invited editorials, and  have spoken at dozens of invited lectures. At the same time our graduate students have authored or co-authored 19 presentations at national or international meetings, 13 papers at regional meetings, and 2 journal articles.

This level of scholarly achievement by the faculty and students in the Exercise & Sport Sciences Graduate program is on par with major doctoral-granting research universities. Students wishing to pursue a research focus will find outstanding facilities, up to date equipment and technology, and most of all, a highly adept faculty. Our track record of getting students into the PhD programs of their choice is near perfect, so if research is your main goal, do not think that we are too small to produce outstanding works!

The quality and quantity of this productivity speaks for itself, and as a prospective graduate student, prepare to be engaged!


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