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.


Video Connects Exercise Scientists to Olympics

Students use a popular movement analysis software to assist an Olympic team.

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Focus is Youth Diet and Exercise Program

The HealthyNOW Teen Program helps youth embrace healthy living.

Sports Med Conference Examines Concussions

The one-day Sports Medicine Symposium takes place Friday, March 28.

Undergrads to Take Research to Albany

Three students will present at a SUNY system-wide symposium Tuesday, April 1.


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
Meetings are on Monday evenings at 7:30 p.m. in the Caleion Room on the 3rd floor of Corey Union and the President of the club is Katie O’Sullivan,

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