Health Department

SUNY Cortland’s health program will prepare you for a variety of health professions or for admission into advanced degree programs. It is designed to help you develop the skills and background that employers and graduate schools seek.

Our graduates make their careers in a wide range of settings, including county health departments, hospitals and other health care facilities, community health organizations, corporate and private wellness facilities and environmental agencies.

If working in public schools interests you, a major in health education might be good for you. You can even student teach in Australia.

You may take courses abroad to partially fulfill your degree requirements. The University of North London, England, offers 15 credit hours and is open to second-semester sophomores, juniors and seniors. Internships are also available in Belize, Africa or Australia.

Our programs will support you in  becoming a high quality health professional and a positive contributor to your community.

Certified Health Education Specialist

The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC) offers health education professionals the opportunity to reaffirm the skills and knowledge already obtained through their health science or health education degrees by becoming a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES).

The CHES test is offered twice yearly. The Health Department at the State University of New York College at Cortland recommends and encourages all health majors to research this national credentialing process to enhance their resumes and to show prospective employers their commitment to the health education profession

For further information, contact The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, INC., 944 Marcon Boulevard, Suite 310, Allentown, PA 18103


News

SUNY Cortland Ranked Best in State for Health and Wellness Majors

The ranking factored in career results, admissions rates, graduation rates and cost of attendance.

Non-Trad Student Embraces Human Services

In May, Liz Foster becomes the first in her family to finish a four-year degree.

Recreation Conference Planned for Nov. 1 and 2

Adventure therapy theorist Michael Gass will give the keynote lecture Nov. 1.

Non-Traditional Students Will Be Celebrated Nov. 5 to 9

The College celebrates non-traditional students the week of Nov. 5 to 9.

College to Embrace ‘Healthy Campus’ Sept. 26

The campus marks major milestones while building on its wellness culture.

Clubs/Societies

The Eta Sigma Gamma Kappa chapter of the State University of New York College at Cortland takes great pride in being one of the first chapters established. We began in 1956 and have maintained an active chapter over the years with the support of dedicated faculty and student leadership.



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