Professional Student Clubs

Students in several majors in HSHP can join their professional student club any time during their 4-years at Ithaca College. In general, these clubs serve to:

  • Promote interest in the profession.
  • Provide fellowship among students and faculty in the major.
  • Provide an opportunity for students to network with working professionals in their field.

Below is a list of the professional student clubs in the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance.

  • Exercise Science Club
    1. Open to Exercise Science, Clinical Exercise Science and Athletic Training majors plus everyone else interested in the field.
    2. The objective is to provide students with an opportunity to apply knowledge in a setting outside the classroom. (Photos from various majors' club activities)
    3. Community Service Events include: No Pressure Blood Pressure, Open Houses, Wellness Workshops and Benefit Fairs on campus, 'One Step Closer to a Cure' Breast Cancer Fundraiser, fitness days at elementary and middle schools.
    4. For more information, contact Sebastian Harenberg or Dave Diggin (Faculty Advisors).
  • Ithaca Athletic Training Students Association
    1. Open to all students interested in the Athletic Training major.
    2. The objective is to promote the Athletic Training profession through extracurricular education, professional development, cultural awareness and service
    3. Community Service Events include: Relay for Life, Salvation Army Adopt-a-Family, High School Athletic Training Clinics
    4. For more information, contact Shelby McDavid or Jessica Anderson (Faculty Advisor).
    5. Club Website: https://www.ithaca.edu/hshp/clinics/atclinic/atep/iatsa/
  • Health Promotion and Physical Education Majors Club
    1. Open to all students interested in becoming Health and/or Physical Education teachers
    2. The objective is to promote a healthy lifestyle in the community and teach the benefits of being physically active.
    3. Community Service Events include: Health Promotion Nights (members help elementary school students learn about healthy lifestyles), and Relay for Life.
    4. For more information, contact Monica Weimer.
  • Nutrition Club
    1. This club is an organization established for students from all IC majors interested in gaining a better understanding of what it means to work in the field of nutrition, who want to learn more about nutrition for personal health, or who are interested in promoting a healthy food environment in the IC and Ithaca community
    2. The objective is to integrate the multiple components of nutrition; clinical, physiological, community and social for students to learn and apply skills through the development of informational and educational events and activities for the club and other aud.
    3. For more information, contact Melissa Colden.
  • Association of Health Care Professionals
    1. This club is an organization established for students from all IC majors interested in gaining a better understanding of what it means to work in the health care industry.
    2. The objective is to integrate all walks of healthcare, both clinical and non-clinical, to network together before they reach the real world.
    3. We focus on learning outside the classroom by hosting alumni events and visiting health care facilities.
    4. For more information, contact Carin Pracht or Dr. Karen Edwards (Faculty Advisor).
  • Student Occupational Therapy Association
    1. Open to all students interested in the Occupational Therapy major.
    2. The purpose is to bring an awareness of OT to Ithaca College and the surrounding community while providing professional and social opportunities to students and service to the community. (Photos from various club activities)
    3. Annual Events include: National Backpack Awareness Day, Thanksgiving Potluck and OT month (in April)
    4. For more information, contact Alyson Pasquale. (Faculty Advisor)

Mission Statement:

The Physical Therapy Student Association is a campus-recognized organization whose mission is to unite the cohorts of physical therapy students and foster professional, educational, and social activities in order to enhance the collegiate experience. The association strives to promote the function, health, and wellness of the Ithaca College community and surrounding areas through purposeful engagement.

Goals:

  • To unify the physical therapy cohorts in order to promote the profession and professional organizations (APTA, NYPTA, etc.)
  • To collaborate with School of Health Sciences and Human Performance (HSHP) majors through interprofessional communication in order to promote function, health, and wellness.
  • To foster professional development for the advancement of physical therapy students.
  • To engage in purposeful service activities that encourage health and wellness as well as the promotion of the physical therapy profession.
  • To collaborate with the Physical Therapy Department for the development and improvement of the physical therapy faculty, students, staff, and curriculum.

Membership

  • Membership is open to all students enrolled at Ithaca College as a Physical Therapy major; regardless of race, color, sex, national origin, political or religious affiliation, or sexual orientation.
  • Executive Board membership qualifications and election process described in the ICPTSA Constitution.
  • Membership dues are not required
  • Recreation and Leisure Studies Student Advisory Council
    1. Open to all students interested in Recreation Management, Outdoor Adventure Leadership and Therapeutic Recreation.
    2. The purpose is to provide students with the opportunity to take a leadership role in shaping departmental policy and curricula
    3. Annual events include "Spread the Word to End the Word."
    4. For more information, contact Alyana Pomerantz
  • National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association
    1. Open to all undergraduate and graduate SLPA majors.
    2. The objective is to promote awareness of Speech-Language Pathology via the professional organization ASHA.
    3. NSSLHA upholds its mission statement through regularly scheduled meetings, social activities and volunteerism.
    4. Community Service Events include: The Autism Walk in Syracuse, Ithaca Youth Bureau Dances, Relay for Life.
    5. For more information, contact Dr. Hosbach Cannon or Ms. Tina Caswell (faculty advisors).

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