Ithaca College has an exchange agreement with the Institute of Technology, Carlow (ITC). Admission to this exchange programs is competitive as there are only two spaces each fall semester (outgoing students). (Occasionally an exchange will be closed in a given semester, with or without prior notice.) This program makes Ithaca College one of just a few undergraduate Athletic Training Educational Programs (ATEPs) in the nation to have an affiliated clinical site and academic exchange program in Europe. 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. Because of the unique and natural fit, ITC will serve as an Approved Clinical Site for the Ithaca College ATEP, 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.