Membership Fee

Faculty/Staff/Retirees: No fee

Spouse/Partner/Community: $175/year

All fees paid via cash, check, credit card or Google Pay. 

Joining & Orientation Process

*Detailed Information including Descriptions of Each New Client Orientation session can be found in Next section.  

  1. Fill out and submit the Medical History/Health Habit Questionnaire form (using adjacent link).  Note: Submissions are saved in the Ithaca College Wellness Clinic Formstack HIPAA software account.  All information is strictly confidential. 
  2. Submitted Medical/Exercise History Form will be reviewed by Wellness Clinic professional staff and client will be contacted if they need to have a physician medical clearance on file before participation (download available below).
  3. After Medical/Exercise History review and receipt of physician clearance form if necessary, Wellness Clinic staff will contact client to:    
    1. Schedule Orientation #1 (O#1) with Fitness Specialist; ideally in-person Fitness Evaluation (FE) will be part of your O#1 appointment.   A separate FE (in-person) and Orientation#2 (virtual or in-person) may be scheduled at this time as well.   O#1 & O#2 must be scheduled a minimum of 1-2 weeks apart for program writing and supervisor review. 
    2. Complete payment (if applicable) and membership paperwork - Liability Waiver and Membership Agreement (download available below) must be submitted before your first appointment begins.  Forms can be emailed to or filled out in-person at the Wellness Clinic.  If need to pay and complete paperwork prior to your appointment please arrive at least 5 minutes early.
  4. After the completion of O#2 new clients will be issued key tag for check-in & check-out and can workout in the Wellness Clinic independently with the assistance of the fitness floor staff as needed or desired.  Client may also schedule up to 4 additional orientations (for a total of 6 sessions with their Fitness Specialist).  Click here for in-person services.  
  5. Assigned Fitness Specialist, with the help of other floor Fitness Specialists, will continue to provide instruction on exercise technique, basic progressions (and program tweaks), motivation/support/encouragement, and fitness/health/wellness education during client workouts.
  6. After the orientation process is complete "new" client receives same benefits and services as current members.

New Client Orientation Sessions

Clients will be scheduled with the same Fitness Specialist throughout the orientation process.  Scheduling is first come, first serve and dependent upon staff availability.  Clients will be notified if they must be placed on the waiting list.  

  1. Orientation #1 (Virtual or In-Person):  Meet with Fitness Specialist for 30-60 minute Personal Training Consultation including Medical/Health History review, goal setting, and exercise program planning and 30 minute Fitness Evaluation (detailed below).

  2. Fitness Evaluation (FE) (In-Person):  ~30 minute FE is typically conducted during Orientation #1.  With client consent and only if medically appropriate Fitness Specialist measures resting heart rate and blood pressure, body composition (fat vs. lean tissue), muscular fitness, flexibility, and functional movement.  We appreciate client participation when possible but all evaluation measurements are voluntary. 
  3. Graded Exercise Testing (GXT) (In-Person):  Not required, but opportunities will be made available. Maximal exercise testing on treadmill or bike to determine aerobic capacity and VO2max conducted by Wellness Clinic staff. 
  4. Orientation #2 (Virtual or In-Person):  Meet with Fitness Specialist for Personal Training Consultation including FE & GXT results review, finalizing goals, and introduction and orientation to your individualized exercise program.  During this session, client will receive instruction in all cardio, resistance, and stretching exercises included in their exercise program.

  5. Orientations #3 - 6 as needed (Virtual or In-Person): Orientation #2 continued and/or completion of workout session with Fitness Specialist observation, motivation, and feedback.

Wellness Clinic Client Session Cancellation Policy:  Please be respectful of our staff and other clients by doing your best to keep all scheduled reservations and appointments.  We do understand that illness and emergencies arise and if you must reschedule please do so at least 24 hours in advance.  Repeat cancellations may result in client placement on waiting list or in extreme cases membership suspension.  Thank you for your understanding and support.

file-outline Physician Medical Clearance form - physician-clearance-form.docx.pdf (233.47 KB)
file-outline Liability Waiver - liability-release-waiver.pdf (18.69 KB)
file-outline Client Policies - fa21-client-policies.pdf (82.1 KB)
file-outline Membership Agreement - fa21-membership-agreement.pdf (149.54 KB)