Academic Programs and Options
B.S. Athletic Training/Exercise Science, p. 227
B.S. Clinical Science, p. 297
B.S./M.S. Clinical Science/Physical Therapy, five year program, p. 300; for additional details see also the Ithaca College graduate catalog
B.S. Community Health Education, p. 255
B.S. Exercise Science, p. 231
B.S. Fitness and Cardiac Rehabilitation/Exercise Science, p. 229
B.S. Health Education, K-12, p. 250
B.S. Health and Physical Education, K-12, p. 252
B.S. Health Services Administration, p. 275
B.S. Leisure Services, p. 317
B.S. Occupational Science, p.286
B.S./M.S. Occupational Science/Occupational Therapy, five year program, p. 287; for additional details, see also the Ithaca College graduate catalog
B.S. Physical Education, K-12, p. 248
B.S. Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, p. 310
B.S. Sport Management, p. 233
B.S. Sports Information and Communication, p. 234
B.S. Sport Studies, p. 235
B.S. Teachers of Speech and Hearing Handicapped, p. 310
B.S. Therapeutic Recreation, p. 319
Applied Exercise Sciences - For majors in all disciplines except the exercise sciences, physical education, health and physical education, clinical science/physical therapy, and occupational science/occupational therapy, p. 238
Adult Fitness - For majors in all disciplines except those in the exercise sciences, p. 237
Coaching - For majors in all disciplines except those in physical education and in health and physical education, K-12, p. 258
Gerontology - An interdisciplinary minor for majors in all disciplines, without exception, p. 276
Health - For majors in all disciplines except community health education, health education, and health and physical education, p. 259
Nutrition Promotion - For majors in all disciplines except community health education, health education, and health and physical education. Students in health education or health and physical education may complete a concentration in nutrition promotion by following the requirements of this minor, p. 259
Nutrition Science - For majors in all disciplines except community health education, health education, and health and physical education. Students in health education or health and physical education may complete a concentration in nutrition science by following the requirements of this minor, p. 260
Outdoor Recreation - For majors in all disciplines except leisure services and therapeutic recreation, p. 322
Recreation - For majors in all disciplines except leisure services and therapeutic recreation, p. 322
Sport Studies - For majors in all disciplines except those in sport management, sports information and communication, and sport studies, p. 238
Gerontology - Open only to community health education majors, p. 256
Nutrition - Open only to community health education majors, p. 256
Nutrition Promotion - Open only to health education and health and physical education majors; see nutrition promotion minor, p. 259
Nutrition Science - Open only to health education and health and physical education majors; see nutrition science minor, p. 260
Substance Abuse Services - Open only to community health education majors, p. 257
Work Site Health Promotion - Open only to community health education majors, p. 258
Applications for the above minors and concentrations are available in the appropriate departmental office. Students who have majors in the school and are interested in completing any of these programs should work closely with their adviser and department chair to ensure timely graduation.
In accordance with all-College regulations that relate specifically to minors, all departments in HS&HP have determined that a course that is a requirement in a student's major and also a requirement in one of the above minors may count for credit to meet the requirements of both the major and the minor.
Teacher education students in any major may also apply for coaching certification.
The School of Health Sciences and Human Performance administers and supervises campus recreation programs available to the Ithaca College community, organizes and supervises intramural and club sport competition to meet varying recreational needs of the student body, and maintains the General Instructional Program in Physical Education (GIPPE), which offers a broad spectrum of skill courses designed to provide majors and nonmajors with instruction at beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels in activities that meet interests and needs. Majors and nonmajors are encouraged to participate in the GIPPE Program. See p. 331 for a complete list of GIPPE offerings.
Participation in activity classes, intramural and club sports, or intercollegiate athletics requires clearance from the Hammond Health Center. Because many activity courses are required in physical education and in recreation, medical clearance is required for these majors. If a student cannot be cleared by the health center for a variety of activities, he or she will not be able to complete the requirements for these degrees.
As an alternative to being admitted to one of the professional majors, a student may be admitted to preprofessional status in the health sciences. This admission and advising category is offered for students who are interested in a health science career but are uncertain of which professional major they want to pursue. It is, therefore, a temporary classification only. Students are strongly advised to gain admission to a major before registration for their fourth semester, and they must be admitted to a major at the College before their junior year. To ensure meeting these deadlines, students should begin their efforts to decide on a major considerably earlier. Use of the preprofessional category is discouraged for students considering a major in athletic training/exercise science, clinical science/ physical therapy, or occupational science/occupational therapy.
Special Courses of Study in Other Schools Available to HS&HP Majors
Numerous programs, within HS&HP and in other schools, assist HS&HP majors to prepare themselves for extended vocational or avocational opportunities. A complete list of minors is given on p. 18.
The minor in business (p. 148) is particularly appropriate for this purpose, and in the business minor an elective approved by the student's adviser may be substituted for the business elective. Students who wish to apply for this minor must do so by contacting their adviser or department chair. To be eligible for acceptance, students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 and have completed 306-12100 and 306-12200 (or have completed one of these and be currently enrolled in the other).
HS&HP students are encouraged to pursue international study, providing it does not interfere with the curriculum in their degree program. One option is the College's London Center, which features a seminar on the national health system in Great Britain and offers social service internships in health administration.
Students should consult with their faculty advisers well in advance to ensure that study abroad is scheduled as compatibly as possible with their professional courses at Ithaca and to ensure that they have established an adequate foundation for it through their Ithaca work. The staff of the Office of International Programs, 214 Muller Faculty Center, is also available to assist students in their planning.
The specific requirements for HS&HP majors and other programs are described below in the special sections for those programs. Liberal arts (LA) distribution categories are as follows: fine and performing arts (FA), humanities (HU), natural science and mathematics (NS), and social and behavioral sciences (SS). These codes are included in the Undergraduate Course Offerings each semester and in this catalog each year.
Application for Internship
Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences or the Department of Health Promotion and Human Movement -Students who wish to intern at specific agencies any time during the following school year must file an application and receive approval from their major department.
Department of Occupational Therapy and the Department of Physical Therapy - Students in degree programs of occupational science/occupational therapy and clinical science/physical therapy are assigned to clinical fieldwork and affiliation sites across the country at various points in their academic careers. These placements meet college accreditation and professional preparation requirements of the Accreditation Commission for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) and the Commission for Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). The College maintains a contractual relationship with these clinical sites and students are assigned to sites based on departmental policies and space availability.
Department of Therapeutic Recreation and Leisure Services - While enrolled in the course Fieldwork II, students may request to intern at specified locations and in selected agencies by filing an application with the coordinator of the internship program. Refer to p. 319 for further information on the professional practicum.
In addition to the courses listed in this catalog, others may be offered on an experimental basis. Details of such courses are published in the Undergraduate Course Offerings for the semester in which they are offered. Students should consult that publication for specific information on the schedule of all courses each semester.
Unless otherwise designated, courses are open to all Ithaca College students on a space-available basis, provided that the prerequisites for each course have been met.
Coaching seminars and professional skill courses are identified by course number and title only.
Many of the programs in the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance lead to professional licensure and/or certification. Since these credentialing processes are designed to protect the public from unqualified or unscrupulous practitioners, credentialing agencies may bar individuals with a criminal record from practice. Any student who has a record of felony conviction, and is interested in pursuing one of these professions, is strongly encouraged to check with the appropriate credentialing agencies to ascertain if he/she will be eligible for practice before enrolling in the relevant program.
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