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.


College explores potential neurological therapy: Musical shoes

Senior Emma Madonna is pursuing this as an undergraduate research summer fellow.

SUNY Chancellor Honors Four Students

The award winners will be recognized in Albany on April 24.

Strength and Conditioning Symposium on Campus April 7

The symposium is for personal trainers, sport coaches, strength and conditioning coaches, students and other fitness professionals.

Phi Kappa Phi Names 'Scholars of the Year'

The interdisciplinary honor society recognized six members April 21.

Parkinson’s Research Finds Benefits in High-Intensity Exercise

A SUNY Cortland research team is taking an innovative approach to treating the disease with two exercise machines.


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 p.m. Park Center, Room 2310


Faculty supervisor: Sonya Comins

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 2019: Mondays, 6 p.m. room 1145 Professional Studies Building


Faculty Supervisor: Jeff Bauer

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