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Exercise and Sport Sciences

A. Craig Fisher, Professor and Chair

To prepare students to address the growing concerns of society about wellness, fitness, injury prevention, and rehabilitation, the Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences (ESS) offers three exercise science majors:

With careful planning beginning in the freshman year, an interested student may complete the premedical sciences program in combination with any of the major degree programs in exercise science. See p. 347for complete details.

To prepare students for careers in sport administration, management, and communication in diverse capacities, and/or graduate study in the sport sciences, the department offers three majors:

The requirements for these majors are outlined below.

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B.S. in Athletic Training/Exercise Science
An athletic trainer is responsible for the prevention, care, and management of athletic injuries. The degree program in athletic training/exercise science (AT/ES) addresses the national need for better care of athletes and their injuries. Athletic trainers work under the direction of physicians in many settings, including high schools, colleges, professional sports programs, hospitals, fitness centers, and sports medicine clinics.

The AT/ES major is designed to prepare the student for the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) certification examination. Specific NATA guidelines impose restrictions on the number of majors Ithaca College can enroll in the AT/ES degree program.

Special Academic Status Policy for AT/ES Majors
Retention Requirements - Sophomore Review
At the end of the student's sophomore year, he or she must apply to be formally reviewed for retention in the athletic training/exercise science major. Retention is based on the following criteria:

  1. 1. Cumulative GPA of at least 2.75
  2. 2. Minimal GPA of 3.00 in athletic training courses 663-24600, 663-24700, 663-25000, 663-25100, and 663-25600, with no grade lower than C- in these courses
  3. 3. Completion of basic and applied science courses 663-12500, 663-12600, 663-23600, and 663-23700, with no grade lower than C-
  4. 4. Completion of 120 hours of directed observation in a clinical setting supervised by Ithaca College
  5. 5. Completion of level I and level II athletic training competencies

Retention is a competitive process based on an applicant's level of achievement according to the stated criteria. Students should be aware that following a successful sophomore review, a minimum of 800 additional hours of clinical experience over a minimum of four semesters is required to complete the AT/ES major. Because the clinical experience hours coincide with athletic practice time, pursuit of the AT/ES major usually precludes participation in intercollegiate athletics at Ithaca College after the sophomore year.

Junior and Senior Retention Requirements
Retention in the AT/ES program is based on the following criteria:

  1. 1. Cumulative GPA of at least 2.75
  2. 2. GPA of at least 3.00 in all athletic training course work (663-24600, 663-24700, 663-25000, 663-25100, 663-25600, 663-34000, 663-34200, 663-35000, 663-35100, 663-35700, 663-35800, 663-35900, and 663-43000), with no grade lower than C-
  3. 3. Minimum grade of C- in all remaining courses required by NATA guidelines (662-11300, 662-12200, and 662-20200, two physiology electives, 663-44400, and a psychology elective)
  4. 4. Satisfactory progress toward completion of a minimum of 800 supervised clinical hours in accordance with NATA specifications

A student failing to meet the minimum standards in any given semester will be given one semester to attain them. Failure to meet standards for two consecutive semesters will result in dismissal from the AT/ES major. Additionally, no student will be allowed to enroll in 663-43000 unless he/she will be able to meet the 800-hour requirement during that semester.

Curriculum
General requirements Credits
Computer science - a total of 3 credits to be selected from:

312-xxxxx

Computer science elective (3)

 

663-23900

Microcomputer Applications in Exercise and Sport (3)

3

Mathematics - a total of 3-4 credits to be selected from the following (students may be required to complete other mathematics courses prior to enrolling in these courses, depending on their scores on the Math Placement Exam):

313-10500

Mathematics for Decision Making (3)

 

313-10800

Calculus for Decision Making (4)

 

313-11100

Calculus I (4)

 

313-15500

Basic Statistical Reasoning (3)

 

313-24300

Statistics (3)

3-4

 

Courses in biology (303 -xxxxx), chemistry (304-xxxxx), or physics (315-xxxxx)

3-4

314-21200

Introduction to Ethics or

 

314-23000

Medical Ethics

3

Electives (HU)

6

Total

9

Communication skills

319-11000

Public Communication or

 

319-11500

Business and Professional Communication

3

377-10600

Academic Writing I or

 

377-10700

Academic Writing II

3

377-xxxxx

Writing elective (not 377-10100)

3

Total

9

Social sciences

330-xxxxx

Psychology elective (excluding methods and statistics courses)

3

Elective (SS) from a department other than psychology

3

Total

6

Basic and applied sciences

663-12500

Human Anatomy

3

663-12600

Human Anatomy Lab

1

663-23600

Kinesiology-Applied Anatomy

3

663-23700

Biomechanics of Human Movement

3

663-24600

Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries

3

663-29600

Psychology of Sport

3

Two physiology electives

6-8

663-33900

Neuromuscular Control

3

663-44400

Exercise Physiology

4

Total

29-31

Additional

660-10300

Physical Education, Exercise, and Sport: Foundations and Careers (freshmen only)

2

662-11300

Personal Health

3

Aquatics elective (660-xxxxx or 664-xxxxx) (0.5-1) and

 

Lifetime sport/leisure activity electives (from approved list in departmental office) (1-1.5)

2

Total

7

 

Total, general requirements

69-73

Specific requirements

640-10200

Medical Terminology

3

662-12200

Emergency Health Care

1

662-20200

Human Nutrition

3

662-35000

Psychoactive Drugs

3

663-24700

Advanced Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries/Illnesses

3

663-25000

Athletic Training Techniques I

1

663-25100

Athletic Training Techniques II

1

663-25600

Athletic Injury Assessment

3

663-34000

Therapeutic Modalities in Athletic Training

3

663-34200

Therapeutic Exercise in Athletic Training

3

663-35000

Athletic Training Techniques III

1

663-35100

Athletic Training Techniques IV

1

663-35700

Athletic Training - Fall Sport

0.5

663-35800

Athletic Training - Winter Sport

0.5

663-35900

Athletic Training - Spring Sport

0.5

663-36000

Medical Science I

3

663-36100

Medical Science II

3

663-43000

Seminar in Athletic Training

3

Total, specific requirements

36.5

Free electives

Total

14.5-18.5

Summary

General requirements

69-73

Specific requirements

36.5

Free electives

14.5-18.5

 

Total, B.S. in athletic training/exercise science

124

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B.S. in Fitness and Cardiac Rehabilitation/Exercise Science
The major in fitness and cardiac rehabilitation/exercise science (FCR/ES) provides the student with an opportunity to become better qualified in the assessment of functional capacity and cardiovascular disease and in the prescription of exercise. This program prepares students for preventive and rehabilitative adult fitness positions in private, corporate, and hospital settings. In addition, the FCR/ES curriculum prepares students to acquire nationally recognized certification through external examination and prepares students for related graduate work. All students in the FCR/ES program complete a fieldwork experience and a one-semester or summer internship at a College-approved corporate or hospital site.

Special Academic Status Policy for FCR/ES Majors
Students in the FCR/ES major are required to comply with the following academic standards:

  1. 1. Maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75
  2. 2. Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.00 in the specific requirements of the major (those courses specified as such in the curriculum list) plus selected exercise science courses (i.e., 663-12500, 663-12600, 663-23600, 663-23700, 663-44400, and 663-44800 and the two physiology electives)
  3. 3. Each of the aforementioned FCR/ES specific requirements and selected exercise science courses must be completed with a grade of at least C-. Failure to complete each of these courses with at least a C- mandates repeating the course. The Ithaca College policies on repeating courses stated on p. 106 must be followed.

A student failing to meet the minimum standards in any given semester will be given one semester to attain these standards. Failure to meet standards for two consecutive semesters or in any three semesters will result in dismissal from the FCR/ES major. Additionally, no student will be allowed to enroll in 663-46000 Internship in Exercise and Sport Sciences unless he/she has met these standards in the previous semester.

Ithaca College students who are accepted for transfer into the major must have met the minimum required GPA of 2.75. Additionally, students must have a minimum GPA of 3.00 in the specific requirements of the major and selected exercise science courses that have been completed by that time, with no grade lower than C- in any of those courses.

Curriculum
General requirements Credits

312-xxxxx

Computer science elective (3)

 

663-23900

Microcomputer Applications in Exercise and Sport (3)

3

Mathematics - a total of 3-4 credits to be selected from the following (students may be required to complete other mathematics courses before enrolling in these courses, depending on their scores on the Math Placement Exam):

313-10500

Mathematics for Decision Making (3)

 

313-10800

Calculus for Decision Making (4)

 

313-11100

Calculus I (4)

3-4

Natural sciences - a total of 3-4 credits to be selected from

 

Courses in biology (303-xxxxx), chemistry (304-xxxxx), or physics (315-xxxxx)

3-4

Humanities - courses from a minimum of two departments

314-21200

Introduction to Ethics or

 

314-23000

Medical Ethics

3

 

Electives(HU)

6

 

Total

9

Communication skills

319-11000

Public Communication or

 

319-11500

Business and Professional Communication

3

377-10600

Academic Writing I or

 

377-10700

Academic Writing II

3

377-20100

Persuasive Argument or

 

377-31200

Professional Writing

3

 

Total

9

Social sciences

331-21200

Sociology of Work or

 

331-31400

Sociology of Health and Medicine or

 

640-10100

Introduction to Gerontology or

 

306-12100

Principles of Macroeconomics or

 

306-12200

Principles of Microeconomics

3

330-xxxxx

Psychology elective (excluding statistics and methods courses)

3

 

Total

6

663-12500

Human Anatomy

3

663-12600

Human Anatomy Lab

1

663-23600

Kinesiology-Applied Anatomy

3

663-23700

Biomechanics of Human Movement

3

663-29600

Psychology of Sport

3

Two physiology electives

6-8

663-33900

Neuromuscular Control

3

663-44400

Exercise Physiology

4

663-44800

Advanced Study in Exercise Physiology

3

Total

29-31

Additional

660-10300

Physical Education, Exercise, and Sport: Foundations and Careers (Freshmen only)

2

662-11300

Personal Health

3

Aquatics elective (660-xxxxx or 664-xxxxx) (0.5-1) and

 

Lifetime sport/leisure activity electives (from approved list in departmental office) (1-1.5)

2

Total

7

 

Total, general requirements

69-73

Specific requirements

303-20500

Biology of Aging

3

313-15500

Basic Statistical Reasoning (may not be taken after 313-10800 or 313-11100) (3) or

 

313-24300

Statistics (3) or

 

313-24400

Statistics with Probability (4) or

 

330-20700

Statistics in Psychology (4)

3-4

660-34400

Dance Exercise Instructor

1

662-12200

Emergency Health Care

1

662-20200

Human Nutrition

3

662-35000

Psychoactive Drugs

3

663-14800

Introduction to Fitness

1

663-24800

Exercise Leadership

2

663-33600

Physical Fitness Programming

3

663-34800

Clinical Procedures in Fitness Evaluation

2

663-34900

Fieldwork in Exercise and Sport Sciences

1

663-44500

Introduction to Graded Exercise Testing and Exercise Prescription

3

663-46000

Internship in Exercise and Sport Sciences

6-12

Total, specific requirements

33-39

Free electives

Total

12-23

Summary

General requirements

69-73

Specific requirements

33-39

Free electives

12-23

 

Total, B.S. in fitness and cardiac rehabilitation/exercise science

124

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B.S. in Exercise Science
The exercise science major meets the needs of students who want an in-depth study of the effects of exercise on the human body, yet do not want to pursue specific career paths in either athletic training or fitness and cardiac rehabilitation. Some students plan to pursue advanced study in one of the areas from which course work is drawn, such as biomechanics, exercise physiology, or motor learning. Others may wish to combine this major with one of any number of minors available across campus or with courses recommended as preparation for further study in a variety of medically-related professions (e.g. medicine, chiropractic, physical therapy).

Curriculum
General requirements Credits
Computer science - a total of 3 credits to be selected from:

312-xxxxx

Computer science elective (3)

 

663-23900

Microcomputer Applications in Exercise and Sport (3)

3

Mathematics - a total of 3-4 credits to be selected from the following (students may be required to complete other mathematics courses prior to enrolling in these courses, depending on their scores on the Math Placement Exam):

313-10500

Mathematics for Decision Making (3)

 

313-10800

Calculus for Decision Making (4)

 

313-11100

Calculus I (4)

 

313-15500

Basic Statistical Reasoning (3)

 

313-24300

Statistics (3)

3-4

Natural sciences - a total of 3-4 credits to be selected from

 

Courses in biology (303-xxxxx), chemistry (304-xxxxx), or physics (315-xxxxx).

3-4

Humanities - courses from a minimum of two departments

314-21200

Introduction to Ethics or

 

314-23000

Medical Ethics

3

Electives (HU)

6

Total

9

Communication skills

319-11000

Public Communication or

 

319-11500

Business and Professional Communication

3

377-10600

Academic Writing I or

 

377-10700

Academic Writing II

3

377-xxxxx

Writing elective (not 377-10100)

3

Total

9

Social sciences - electives from a minimum of two departments

330-xxxxx

Psychology elective (excluding statistics and methods courses)

3

Elective from a department other than psychology

3

Total

6

Basic and applied sciences

663-12500

Human Anatomy

3

663-12600

Human Anatomy Lab

1

663-23600

Kinesiology-Applied Anatomy

3

663-23700

Biomechanics of Human Movement

3

663-24600

Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries

3

663-29600

Psychology of Sport

3

Two physiology electives

6-8

663-33900

Neuromuscular Control

3

663-44400

Exercise Physiology

4

663-44800

Advanced Study in Exercise Physiology

3

Total

32-34

Additional

660-10300

Physical Education, Exercise, and Sport: Foundations and Careers (freshmen only)

2

662-11300

Personal Health

3

Aquatics elective (660-xxxxx or 664-xxxxx) (0.5-1) and

 

Lifetime sport/leisure activity electives (from approved list in departmental office) (1-1.5)

2

662-12200

Emergency Health Care

1

Total

8

 

Total, general requirements

73-77

Liberal arts electives

Total

6-10

Free electives

Total

41

Summary

General requirements

73-77

Liberal arts electives (LA)

6-10

Free electives

41

 

Total, B.S. in exercise science

124

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B.S. in Sport Management
The sport management major prepares students for a wide range of management positions in the sport industry and/or graduate study in sport management, business management, or law. A core curriculum in sport sciences provides an understanding and appreciation of all aspects of sport - its historical and cultural development, its economic and political dimensions, and its psychological, sociological, and philosophical foundations. A core curriculum in management, with specialty courses in sport management, provides knowledge and skill in the areas of organization, finance, law, personnel, and marketing. The application of management principles to the sport enterprise distinguishes this degree program. Students are encouraged to select a minor in their area of interest or related to their career goals. Graduates of this program are well prepared to assume positions in college, professional and amateur sports offices, event management, marketing firms, sport agencies, international sports offices, and related fields.

Curriculum
General requirements Credits
Computer science - a total of 3 credits to be selected from:

312-11000

Introduction to Computers and Information Systems (3)

 

663-23900

Microcomputer Applications in Exercise and Sport (3)

3

Mathematics (students may be required to complete other mathematics courses prior to enrolling in these courses, depending on their Math Placement Exam scores)

313-10500

Mathematics for Decision Making

3

313-10800

Calculus for Decision Making or

 

313-11100

Calculus I

4

313-24300

Statistics

3

Total

10

Natural sciences

 

Any natural science (NS) elective (excluding mathematics and computing courses)

3

Social sciences

306-12100

Principles of Macroeconomics

3

306-12200

Principles of Microeconomics

3

330-xxxxx

Psychology elective (excluding statistics and methods courses) or

 

331-xxxxx

Sociology elective (excluding statistics and methods courses)

3

Total

9

Humanities and fine arts

311-xxxxx

History elective

3

307-xxxxx

English elective or language elective to be selected from French (308), German (309), Hebrew (316), Spanish (318), or Italian (334)

3

Aesthetics elective to be selected from art (326), art history (376), music (551, 553, 554, 555, 558, 559), philosophy (314), or theater arts (305)

3

Elective

3

Total

12

Communication skills

319-11000

Public Communication or

 

319-11500

Business and Professional Communication

3

377-10600

Academic Writing I or

 

377-10700

Academic Writing II

3

377-xxxxx

Writing elective (not 377-10100)

3

Total

9

Sport sciences

663-29500

Social Aspects of Sport

3

663-29800

Gender Issues in Sport

3

A total of 3 credits selected from:

663-20700

History of Sport (3)

 

663-29600

Psychology of Sport (3)

 

663-29700

Sport: Philosophical Perspectives (3)

 

663-39300

Sport, Media, and Society (3)

 

663-39400

Sport in Film and Literature (3)

 

663-39500

Seminar in Social Aspects of Sport (3)

 

663-39600

Seminar in Sport Psychology (3)

 

663-39700

The Olympic Games (3)

3

Total

9

 

Total, general requirements

55

Specific requirements

660-xxxxx

Coaching seminar

1

663-11000

Introduction to Sport Management

3

663-14900

Professional Development in Sport Management

2

663-30300

Seminar in Legal and Ethical Issues in Sport

3

663-32600

Sport Promotions

3

663-34900

Fieldwork in Exercise and Sport Sciences

1

663-41000

Sport Policy

3

663-46000

Internship in Exercise and Sport Sciences

6

880-22500

Financial Accounting

3

880-22600

Management Accounting

3

883-31100

Business Finance

3

884-31200

Principles of Marketing

3

885-30600

Organizational Behavior

3

886-34500

Operations Management

3

887-20300

Introduction to Law I

3

 

Total, specific requirements

43

Liberal arts electives

Total

5

Free electives

Total

21

Summary

General requirements

55

Specific requirements

43

Liberal arts electives (LA)

5

Free electives

21

 

Total, B.S. in sport management

124

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B.S. in Sports Information and Communication
The sports information and communication major prepares students for specialized careers in sport media and public relations. The curriculum consists of two cores: sport sciences and communications. The sport sciences core provides a comprehensive exposure to all aspects of sport, including its historical, socio-cultural, economic, philosophical, and political foundations. Students also receive a solid grounding in specialty courses such as advertising, public relations, marketing, sports information, sport promotions, and writing for publication. This program is the only one in the country to award degrees in this subject area. Its graduates are well prepared to assume positions in college, professional, and amateur sports information and public relations offices, television and radio networks, marketing firms, print publication firms, sports on the internet, and sport statistics organizations.

Curriculum
General requirements Credits

312-11000

Introduction to Computers and Information Systems (3)

 

663-23900

Microcomputer Applications in Exercise and Sport (3)

3

313-15500

Basic Statistical Reasoning (may not be taken after 313-10800 or 313-11100)

3

314-10100

Introduction to Philosophy: Problems (3)

 

314-20300

Introduction to Logic (3)

 

314-32100

Symbolic Logic (3)

3

Any NS elective

3

311-xxxxx

History elective

3

307-xxxxx

English literature elective or

 

Language elective selected from French (308), German (309), Hebrew (316),Spanish (318), or Italian (334)

3

Aesthetics elective to be selected from art (326), art history (376), music (551, 553, 554, 555, 558, 559), or theater arts (305)

3

314-xxxxx

Philosophy elective (excluding logic courses) or

 

344-xxxxx

Religion elective

3

Elective (HU or FA)

3

Total

15

319-11000

Public Communication or

 

319-11500

Business and Professional Communication

3

377-10600

Academic Writing I or

 

377-10700

Academic Writing II

3

377-20100

Persuasive Argument

3

Six credits selected from:

221-33200

Writing for Public Relations (3)

 

377-20500

Personal Essay (3)

 

377-31200

Professional Writing (3)

 

377-32000

Public Essay (3)

 

377-34000

Magazine Writing (3)

 

377-34200

Writing about Sports (3)

6

Total

15

Social sciences

306-12100

Principles of Macroeconomics

3

306-12200

Principles of Microeconomics

3

330-xxxxx

Psychology elective (excluding statistics and methods courses)

3

331-xxxxx

Sociology elective (excluding statistics and methods courses)

3

Total

12

Sport sciences

663-29500

Social Aspects of Sport

3

663-29800

Gender Issues in Sport

3

Six credits selected from:

663-20700

History of Sport (3)

 

663-29700

Sport: Philosophical Perspectives (3)

 

663-39300

Sport, Media, and Society (3)

 

663-39400

Sport in Film and Literature (3)

 

663-39700

The Olympic Games (3)

6

Three credits selected from:

663-30300

Seminar in Legal and Ethical Issues in Sport (3)

 

663-39500

Seminar in Social Aspects of Sport (3)

3

Total

15

 

Total, general requirements

69

Specific requirements

221-10100

Introduction to Broadcast Production or

 

225-11100

Presentation Support Media

3

221-23200

Public Relations

3

221-24100

Advertising

3

660-xxxxx

Coaching Seminar

1

663-11000

Introduction to Sport Management

3

663-14900

Professional Development in Sport Management

2

663-32500

Sports Information

3

663-32600

Sport Promotions

3

663-34900

Fieldwork in Exercise and Sport Sciences

1

663-46000

Internship in Exercise and Sport Sciences

6

884-31200

Principles of Marketing

3

884-32300

Consumer Behavior or

 

884-37000

Promotion Management

3

 

Total, specific requirements

34

Free electives

Total

21

Summary

General requirements

69

Specific requirements

34

Free electives

21

 

Total, B.S. in sports information and communication

124

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B.S. in Sport Studies
The sport studies major meets the needs of students who want an in-depth study of sport and its location in modern society. Grounded deeply in the liberal arts, the sport studies curriculum establishes a firm connection with the historical, sociological, psychological, and philosophical dimensions of sport. Students have the opportunity to further their appreciation for the world of sport with advanced study that explores such areas as gender issues, the Olympic Games, and sport film and literature. Sport studies majors are encouraged to explore specific areas of study more deeply by enrolling in those minors that may better prepare them for graduate study or prospective careers.

Curriculum
General requirements Credits

312-xxxxx

Computer science elective (3)

 

663-23900

Microcomputer Applications in Exercise and Sport (3)

3

Mathematics - a total of 3-4 credits selected from the following (students may be required to complete other mathematics courses prior to enrolling in these courses, depending on their scores on the Math Placement Exam):

313-10500

Mathematics for Decision Making (3) or

 

313-10800

Calculus for Decision Making (4) or

 

313-11100

Calculus I (4) or

 

313-15500

Basic Statistical Reasoning (3)

3-4

Natural sciences

xxx-xxxxx

Any natural science (NS) electives

6-7

Humanities and fine arts

311-xxxxx

History elective

3

307-xxxxx

English elective

3

Aesthetics elective to be selected from art (326), art history (376), music (551, 553, 554, 555, 558, 559), or theater arts (305)

3

314-xxxxx

Philosophy elective or

 

344-xxxxx

Religion elective

3

Elective (HU or FA)

3

Total

15

Communication skills

319-11000

Public Communication or

 

319-11500

Business and Professional Communication

3

377-10600

Academic Writing I or

 

377-10700

Academic Writing II

3

377-xxxxx

Writing elective (not 377-10100)

3

Total

9

Social sciences

330-xxxxx

Psychology elective (excluding statistics and methods courses)

3

331-xxxxx

Sociology elective (excluding statistics and methods courses)

3

306-xxxxx

Economics elective (3) or

 

310-xxxxx

Politics elective (3)

3

339-xxxxx

Anthropology elective

3

Elective

3

Total

15

Additional

660-10300

Physical Education, Exercise, and Sport: Foundations and Careers (Freshmen only)

2

661-10100

Leisure and Society

3

Total

5

 

Total, general requirements

56-58

Specific requirements

663-20700

History of Sport

3

663-29500

Social Aspects of Sport

3

663-29600

Psychology of Sport

3

663-29700

Sport: Philosophical Perspectives

3

663-39400

Sport in Film and Literature

3

663-39500

Seminar in Social Aspects of Sport

3

663-39600

Seminar in Sport Psychology (3)

3

Three of the following electives:

661-36600

Social and Cultural Aspects of Play (3)

 

663-29800

Gender Issues in Sport (3)

 

663-32400

Youth Sport in America (3)

 

663-39300

Sport, Media, and Society (3)

 

663-39700

The Olympic Games (3)

 

663-45000

Independent Study in Exercise and Sport Sciences (3)

 

663-45100

Independent Study in Exercise and Sport Sciences (3)

9

Total, specific requirements

30

Free Electives

 

Free electives

36-38

Summary

General requirements

56-58

Specific requirements

30

Free electives

36-38

 

Total, B.S. in sport studies

124

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Minors
Adult Fitness Minor
Open to students majoring in all disciplines except those in the exercise sciences.

The adult fitness minor provides students, especially health and physical education majors, an opportunity to become better qualified in the assessment of functional capacity and cardiovascular disease and the prescription of exercise. It prepares students for preventive adult fitness positions in private, corporate, and hospital settings. In addition, it prepares students to acquire nationally recognized certification through external examination and readies them for related graduate work. All students in the adult fitness minor complete a fieldwork experience and a one-semester or summer internship at a College-approved corporate or hospital internship site.

Interested students must be aware that, in order to complete the minor, they must also complete extensive science prerequisites prior to enrolling in 663-46000. They should formally apply to the FCR/ES coordinator prior to completion of their sophomore year.

Special Academic Status Policy for Adult Fitness Minors
Acceptance and retention in the adult fitness minor are subject to compliance with the following academic standards:

  1. 1. Cumulative GPA of at least 2.75
  2. 2. Minimum GPA of 3.00 in the specific requirements of the minor (those courses specified in the course list) plus selected exercise science courses (i.e., 663-663-12500, 663-12600, 663-23600, 663-23700, 663-44400, and either 663-33400 and 663-33500, or 303-21100 and 303-31200)
  3. 3. Each of the aforementioned specific requirements and selected exercise science courses must be completed with a grade of at least C-. Failure to complete each of these courses with at least a C- mandates repeating the course. The Ithaca College policies on repeating courses stated on p. 106 must be followed. A student failing to meet the minimum standards in any given semester (including the semester prior to admission to the adult fitness minor) will be given one semester to attain these standards. Failure to meet standards for two consecutive semesters or in any three semesters will result in dismissal from the adult fitness minor. Additionally, no student will be allowed to enroll in 663-46000 Internship unless he or she has met those standards in the previous semester.

Curriculum Credits

303-20500

Biology of Aging

3

662-12200

Emergency Health Care

1

663-14800

Introduction to Fitness

1

663-24800

Exercise Leadership

2

663-33600

Physical Fitness Programming

3

663-34800

Clinical Procedures in Fitness Evaluation

2

663-34900

Fieldwork in Exercise and Sport Sciences (taken concurrently with or after 663-44500)

1

663-44500

Introduction to Graded Exercise Testing and Exercise Prescription (all courses except 663-34900 and 663-46000 must be completed prior to taking 663-44500)

3

663-46000

Internship in Exercise and Sport Sciences (taken after 663-34900 and 663-44500)

6

Total

22

Applied Exercise Sciences Minor
Open to students majoring in all disciplines except the exercise sciences, physical education, health and physical education, occupational science/occupational therapy, and clinical science/physical therapy.

Curriculum Credits

663-12500

Human Anatomy

3

663-12600

Human Anatomy Lab

1

663-23600

Kinesiology-Applied Anatomy

3

663-33400

Physiology I

3

663-33500

Physiology II

3

663-44400

Exercise Physiology

4

Total

17

Sport Studies Minor
Open to students majoring in all disciplines except those in sport management, sports information and communication, and sport studies.

Curriculum Credits

663-20700

History of Sport (3)

 

663-29500

Social Aspects of Sport (3)

 

663-29600

Psychology of Sport (3)

 

663-29700

Sport: Philosophical Perspectives (3)

12

Select one course from these five:

663-29800

Gender Issues in Sport (3)

 

663-32400

Youth Sport in America (3)

 

663-39300

Sport, Media, and Society (3)

 

663-39400

Sport in Film and Literature (3)

 

663-39700

The Olympic Games (3)

3

663-39500

Seminar in Social Aspects of Sport (3)

 

663-39600

Seminar in Sport Psychology (3)

3

Total

18

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