Kinesiology Department - SUNY Cortland

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.


Alumni Association to Honor Seven Graduates

Three distinguished alumni, a young alumna and three outstanding volunteers will be honored.

Scholars of the Year Represent Broad Range of Majors

A national honors society’s “Scholars of the Year” represent a diverse range of majors — from biomedical sciences to business economics.

Future Sports Medicine Professionals Learn from the Best

The College hosts a one-day Sports Medicine Symposium on Friday, April 22.

SUNY Cortland Celebrates Black History Month

A full event calendar includes weekly guest lectures, a student open mic showcase and a Pan African dance performance.

December Grad Trained for Success

At 22, Nancy Newell ’15 already has been featured as a fitness expert in the Huffington Post.


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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