Professional Student Clubs

A student in a blue shirt is placing a blood pressure cuff on a man seated in a chair to take his blood pressure.

Interact with other students outside of the classroom by joining a professional student club at any time. Participating in a club helps you learn more about a profession. It also provides you with an opportunity to network with faculty and working professionals in your field.

Choose from the HSHP clubs below or visit IC Engage to join other clubs available on campus. All HSHP professional clubs are open to students regardless of race, color, sex, national origin, political or religious affiliation, or sexual orientation.

Exercise Science Club AND Ithaca Athletic Training Students Association

Exercise science club

  • Apply your knowledge of athletic training and exercise science, whether you are a major or not, in the Exercise Science Club. 
  • Give back to the community in service events like No Pressure Blood PressureOpen Houses, Wellness Workshops, and Benefit Fairs on campus, 'One Step Closer to a Cure' Breast Cancer Fundraiser, or fitness days at elementary and middle schools.


  • Dave Diggin, Department of Exercise Science and Athletic Training


ithaca athletic training students association

  • Participate in extracurricular education, professional development, cultural awareness, and service to promote the athletic training profession. The Ithaca Athletic Training Students Association is open to all students interested in the Athletic Training major
  • Be part of community service events like Relay for Life, Salvation Army Adopt-a-Family, and high school athletic training clinics


Nutrition Club

Students serve food they prepared in the nutrition club.

Photo credit: HPPE


  • Gain a better understanding of what it means to work in the field of nutrition, learn more about nutrition for personal health, and promote a healthy food environment at Ithaca College and in the Ithaca community as a member of the Nutrition Club. Your major does not matter, all are welcome to join! 
  • Develop informational and educational events that incorporate multiple components of nutrition—clinical, physiological, community, and social.


  • Amy Frith, Department of Health Sciences and Public Health
National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association (NSSLHA)


  • Work with other undergraduate and graduate SLPA majors to promote awareness of speech-language pathology.
  • Make a difference with community service events such as: The Autism Walk in Syracuse, Ithaca Youth Bureau Dances, NSSLHA Clothing Fundraiser, and Relay for Life.
  • Improve your career readiness with events like the Annual Conference preparation and outreach, Graduate School Talk, and the Office of Career Services' resume workshop and job preparation presentation.


  • Liz Miller, Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology 

Physical Therapy Student Association

Two students in blue shirts and tan pants are holding large bags of clothes and getting ready to donate them.

Photo credit: Department of Physical Therapy


  • Unite with other physical therapy students by participating in the Physical Therapy Student Association.
  • Open to physical therapy majors only.
  • Enhance your collegiate experience by engaging in purposeful service activities, fostering professional development, and having fun with social activities.


Ithaca College Student Occupational Therapy Association

group of students posing in front of the fountains

Photo credit: Department of Occupational Therapy


  • Expand your network by engaging in professional service and social opportunities, such as Cards Across Campus in partnership with Longview and OT month celebrations (in April). Build connections with other OT students and faculty through events such as sensory nights and biweekly meetings. 


Public and Community Health Club


  • Addresses interests in all different aspects of public and community health. Members engage in activities to promote the value of community-based health promotion and disease prevention activities. Open to students in all majors.



HSHP Dean's Office
320 Smiddy Hall
Ithaca College
953 Danby Road • Ithaca, NY 14850