Course Exploration

Familiarize yourself with some of the introductory courses to the various health and human performance disciplines.

To establish baseline knowledge about the health field, in their first and second years students typically take introductory courses on areas of interest such as:

  • Communication Disorders
  • Critical Health Issues
  • Foundations of Public Health
  • Health/Human Performance Careers
  • Health Information Technology
  • Management
  • Medical Terminology
  • Occupational Science
  • Physical Education/Health Education
  • Phonetics
  • Physical Therapy
  • Therapeutic Recreation

Students also begin natural science course sequencing on topics such as:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics 

Psychology, sociology, and statistics classes are also common in the freshman and sophomore years. This health sciences-related coursework is supplemented by the Integrative Core Curriculum (ICC), which encourages students to demonstrate basic mathematics and writing competency as well as to explore a "theme" of interest from multiple perspectives with courses from across the College.


Catherine Gooch
Coordinator HSHP Preprofessional Program
G49 Hill Center
Ithaca College
953 Danby Road
Ithaca, NY 14850

(607) 274-3087