Prepare yourself to take an active role in the promotion of health and physical activity, with a focus on enhancing people's well-being through educating in school and community settings or clinical practice in the health sciences. Throughout your four years at Ithaca College, we will support your development in five key areas: critical thinking, valuing human difference, ethical reasoning, analyzing and disseminating information, and civic engagement .
Your classroom experiences will be enriched through opportunities in and outside the classroom via labs and professional clubs. Our labs offer you a chance for hands-on practice and our professional student clubs help you learn more about your field, interact with your peers and faculty outside of the classroom, practice leadership skills, and network.
Since our approach emphasizes theory into practice and performance, you will also apply what you learn in the classroom to fieldwork, internships, and research experiences. You will develop the critical theoretical foundation and skills to be job ready for professional practice or prepared for graduate school entry.
A welcome addition to the Department is the Ithaca College Gerontology Institute. This includes the Ithaca College/Longview Partnership, the Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center (FLGEC), and the Aging Studies academic minor. Knowledge about aging, older adults, and our rapidly aging society is relevant to almost every major area of study.