Program Coordinator

Catherine Gooch CTRS, MS Ed  is the Preprofessional program coordinator. She teaches the Health Sciences: Foundations and Careers course that all Preprofessionals take their fall freshman semester as well as a course in the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies. She also serves as Program Director of the Center for Life Skills. Her scholarly interests include studying societal leisure practices including time economics, interprofessional education, stroke (emerging) risk factors, and the development of community partnerships.

Advisors

In addition to Catherine, the following individuals serve as advisors to the Preprofessional students:

Julie Boles, M.S. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education (HPPE) Department and serves as the Internship Coordinator for students in HPPE. She previously served as the Preprofessional Program Coordinator. Her background is health information technology and she teaches the Medical Terminology, Cyborgs, Clones, Policy: New Technologies in Health and Medicine course.

Courtney Gray, M.S., ATC is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Exercise and Sports Sciences. She teaches several courses in the Athletic Training major as well as working clinically as an Athletic Trainer for Ithaca College athletics. Courtney works specifically with the women’s soccer, men’s basketball, and outdoor track and field teams while supervising athletic training students completing their clinical internships. She is a proud graduate of the Ithaca College Athletic Training program and loves being a part of the faculty.

Linda Heyne, Ph.D., CTRS is a Professor in the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies and serves as an Advisor to our Preprofessional students. Her scholarly interests include strengths-based therapeutic recreation practice, inclusive recreation and diversity, socialization and friendship between people with and without disabilities, therapeutic recreation in the schools, the Take Back Your Time movement, and an international perspective on the use of recreation for therapeutic purpose.

Christina Moylan, Ph.D is an Associate Dean in the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance. She also teaches an upper level course, Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Policy, offered by the Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education. She previously taught for the University of Central Florida and prior to joining the academic world, worked in the private sector on Medicaid, uninsured, and other related health policy issues.

Mary Pitti, M.S., CCC-SLP is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Department and serves as an Advisor to our Preprofessional students. She is also the Assistant Chair of the Speech-Language Pathology Department and is the Program Director of the Ewing Speech and Hearing Clinic. She has been a practicing Speech Pathologist for close to 30 years. Her professional work experience include both inpatient and outpatient medical settings.

John Sigg, Ph.D is an Associate Dean in the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance. He is trained in the field of biomechanics and taught courses in biomechanics and kinesiology for a number of years in the Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences.