Spring 2021 Guide and COVID-19 information

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

Wellness Wednesday events continue via podcast

Sept. 29, 2020
Students can continue to learn about their own health and wellness virtually this semester.

Executive-in-Residence to speak on healthcare and politics

Sept. 28, 2020
Rick Pollack ’77 heads the American Hospital Association and has led the nation’s response to COVID-19.

Friends loved handling emergencies

July 21, 2020
A special class of SUNY Cortland Emergency Medical Services grads still stand out.

Grad putting nursing license to quick use in COVID-19 fight

April 20, 2020
Kristie Houlihan ’18 is working at a drive-through testing site in New Jersey.

Filmmaker infuses diversity into cinema

Febr. 25, 2020
Anthropology scholar Mariangela Mihai will talk about ethnofiction filmmaking March 9.

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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