New opportunity to study abroad in Ireland for athletic training majors

The Ithaca College Athletic Training Education Program is extremely excited to announce the signing of a student exchange agreement with the Institute for Technology, Carlow Ireland.

The program makes Ithaca College one of just a few undergraduate ATEPs in the nation to have an affiliated clinical site and academic exchange program in Europe, and perhaps anywhere outside the United States.

Unlike many other study abroad programs, this agreement features an "athletic training" program of study and clinical education component similar to what is done in the US.

Carlow is about an hour southeast of Dublin, and has an accredited Athletic Therapy Rehabilitation Bachelor's program. Its graduates can sit for the Athletic Rehabilitation Therapist certification once they complete their extensive academic and clinical curriculum and program of study.

Under the terms of the IC/ITC exchange, a maximum of two students will exchange places at the two institutions and be fully enrolled students and clinical practitioners. In January of 2015, two senior ITC SRAT majors will enroll at Ithaca College to study athletic training and practice clinically in the fall of the 2015. Then two IC AT majors will travel to Carlow to enroll and study at ITC for a semester.

Because of the unique and natural fit, ITC will serve as an Approved Clinical Site for the Ithaca College ATEP, complete with all the trimmings as our students gain valuable clinical education experiences with Hurling, Gaelic Football, and Rugby while experiencing an immersed life in Ireland for three plus months.

Class of 2015 AT majors, Tara Condon and Miriam Rosenthal have been chosen to be the first IC representatives to take part in the exciting travel and study abroad program, and are excitedly making early plans to jump across the ocean for their senior fall semesters.

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