Kinesiology Department

If you have ever wanted to own a health club or be a personal trainer, work for a professional sports team as an athletic trainer or research the biomechanics of an Olympic athlete, then Kinesiology Department is for you.

The department offers five majors—athletic training, coaching, exercise science, fitness development, and sport studies.  Our programs are designed to prepare you for a wide variety of professions related to
physical activity and sport. They also serve as a stepping stone to professional and graduate schools in medicine, physical therapy, exercise physiology, biomechanics and motor behavior.

With a national reputation for quality, a long list of successful graduates and the growing demand for health care personnel, the Kinesiology Department at SUNY Cortland will be an excellent choice to prepare you for an exciting future.



  • Exercise Science Minor [EXSC]
  • Sport Studies Minor [SPST]

Graduate Programs


Non-traditional Students Tell Their Stories

Five students shared their unique experiences during Non-Traditional Students Week.

Casey Austin ’14 Running After His Goals

Austin, a graduate student, presented award-winning research in exercise science.

SUNY Cortland Ranked No. 10 Nationally in Sports Medicine

Academic reputation and student retention were among the criteria used.

Non-traditional Student Leans into Academic Work

Thomas Benedict has juggled work and academics.

Classroom Renovations Emphasize Technology and Collaboration

The College furthered its commitment to academic innovation by investing approximately $115,000 in three projects.


Athletics Trainers Club

The mission of the club is to initiate and promote an interest in the Athletic Training profession and to establish a professional code of ethics with regard to athletic training.

Meetings: Mondays, 7:00 p.m. Park Center, Room 2310


Faculty supervisor: Amanda Williams

Dartfish Club

The Dartfish Club is a student run organization that promotes the learning and use of Dartfish video capture/analysis software. Students learn to become experts in the use of Dartfish and use their skills to work on projects ranging from local college athletics to working with Olympic athletes and emerging  technology companies like Vulcan Vision. No prior experience with Dartfish software is necessary to join our club.

 Meetings Spring 2018: Wednesdays, 7:00pm room 1145 Professional Studies Building


Faculty Supervisor: Jeff Bauer

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