Department Information

Philip Buckenmeyer
Professional Studies Building, Room 1164
Phone: 607-753-4300
Fax: 607-753-5596

SUNY Cortland Kinesiology Department is a member of the American Kinesiology Association.  

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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 the
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.



SUNY Cortland's impressive academic and athletic facilities are used extensively by students, faculty and staff in the Kinesiology Department. Located within walking distance of each other at the bottom of the College hill (see map below) are athletic fields, a stadium complex, a sports arena, an ice rink, training rooms, a field house and several technology-infused laboratories and classrooms.


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: Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. Park Center, Room A317



FIT Club

The mission of the club is to initiate and promote an interest in the Fitness and Strength and Conditioning professions.
Meetings: TBA
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