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RIT adds new bachelor’s degree in exercise science

22 Mar

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Rochester Institute of Technology is offering a bachelor’s degree in exercise science, with its first freshman class beginning in the fall semester.

The four-year program is the first new degree offered through the Wegmans School of Health and Nutrition in RIT’s College of Health Sciences and Technology. Exercise science applies health, fitness, physiology, biomechanics and psychology toward enhancing athletic performance and preventing or managing chronic illness, such as cardiac disease, type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol and other health problems. More.

RIT’s video game design programs jump in Princeton Review rankings

21 Mar

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Rochester Institute of Technology is one of the top schools in the world to study game design and launch games for 2017, according to new international rankings from “The Princeton Review.” RIT’s game design and development program was ranked second at the undergraduate level and fourth at the graduate level. More.

RIT joins Grand Challenge Scholars Program

1 Mar

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Rochester Institue of Technology is the newest university to be designated as part of the Grand Challenge Scholars Program, a national initiative to train future engineering and non-engineering professionals to play a significant role in solving the major challenges of the 21st century. More.

RIT holds annual Spring Career Fair

28 Feb

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More than 230 companies searching for skilled employees are expected at Rochester Institute of Technology’s 2017 Spring Career Fair on March 1, 2017. There will be representatives from Fortune 500 companies, medium-sized regional companies and small-tech firms from across the country. Some employers, such as Microsoft, General Electric, Toyota, IBM, Bose Corporation, Johnson & Johnson, J.P. Morgan Chase and the National Security Agency, attend each year while more than 25 companies, such as Delta Airlines, New York State Office of Information Technology Services and Security Risk Advisors, are attending the Career Fair for the first time. More.

RIT women’s basketball wins Liberty League championship

27 Feb

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The RIT women’s basketball team won its first conference title in the 30-year history of the program with an 85-72 win over Clarkson University in the Liberty League Tournament championship. With the win, RIT secures an automatic bid into the NCAA Division III Tournament. More.