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.

Contacts

 

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

Contact

Health Education and Physical Education Majors Club

This is a bulletin board that has a red background and a variety of information on it about the HPPE majors club

Photo credit: HPPE Department

About

  • Promote a healthy lifestyle in the community and teach the benefits of being physically active. Open to all students interested in becoming Health and/or Physical Education teachers.
  • One of the major club activities is planning and making arrangements to attend the annual state professional conference of the NY State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (NYSAHPERD).  
  • Engage with the community through service events such as Health Promotion Nights (members help elementary school students learn about healthy lifestyles) and Relay for Life.

Contact

Ithaca College Association of Health Care Professionals

About

  • Improve your understanding of what it means to work in the health care industry, regardless of major or interest (clinical or non-clinical).
  • Practice your networking skills by planning and participating in alumni events and visiting health care facilities to interact with working professionals.

Contact

  • Karen Edwards, Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education

Nutrition Club

About 8 students are in a buffet line serving themselves food that they prepared as part of the nutrition club.

Photo credit: HPPE Department

About

  • 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.

Contact

  • Amy Frith, Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education

National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association (NSSLHA)

About

  • 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.

Contacts

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

About

  • 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.

Contact

Public and Community Health Club

About

  • 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.

Contact

Recreation and Leisure Studies Student Advisory Council

About

  • Take a leadership role in shaping the curriculum and policies of the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies. Open to all students interested in Outdoor Adventure Leadership and Therapeutic Recreation.
  • Participate in annual events such as "Spread the Word to End the Word."

Contact

Student Occupational Therapy Association

About

  • Open to all Occupational Therapy (OT) students, the Student Occupational Therapy Association brings an awareness of OT to Ithaca College and the surrounding community.
  • Expand your network by engaging in professional service and social opportunities, such as National Backpack Awareness Day, Thanksgiving Potluck and OT month (in April)

Contact

Questions?

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

8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday

(607) 274-3237