School of Professional Studies

The School of Professional Studies houses six academic departments who are committed to  providing the highest quality experiences in teacher preparation in health and physical education and a variety of professional programs in health; communication disorders and science; fitness development; exercise science; sport studies; coaching; athletic training; recreation, parks and leisure studies; and sport management.

Although each program is unique and prepares students to enter a variety of professions, they all have a common general education foundation augmented by significant real-world experiences.  The School seeks to prepare culturally sensitive and competent professionals who will graduate with the knowledge and skills to be effective representatives of positive change for individuals, their communities and the environment.

With outstanding and highly respected faculty and scholars, the academic programs in the School of Professional Studies are held in the highest regard throughout New York State, the northeast region, across the country and internationally.

Our school functions as a collaborative community dedicated to innovative teaching, meaningful community and professional service, and creative scholarly endeavors.  In Professional Studies, our vision is to provide an exceptional undergraduate and graduate educational experience through the integration of classroom theory with transformational experiences that include undergraduate and graduate research, international experiences, clinical practice, internships, student teaching and service learning.

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Collective Effort Builds Student Success

Collective Effort Builds Student Success

Many offices and programs can help if students are struggling in a class, feeling alone or seeking additional guidance.


Study Abroad Fair Planned for Feb. 14

Study Abroad Fair Planned for Feb. 14

The event will showcase SUNY Cortland’s international school partners including Belize, Costa Rica, Ireland and Spain from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Corey Union.


SUNY Cortland Ranked Best in State for Health and Wellness Majors

SUNY Cortland Ranked Best in State for Health and Wellness Majors

The ranking factored in career results, admissions rates, graduation rates and cost of attendance.


Climate, Homelessness Featured at October Deliberative Dialogues

Climate, Homelessness Featured at October Deliberative Dialogues

Finding solutions to controversial issues begins with conversation.


33rd African American Gospel Music Festival Set for Nov. 4

33rd African American Gospel Music Festival Set for Nov. 4

Three guest choirs will join the SUNY Cortland choir beginning at 4 p.m.


Contact Information:
Professional Studies Building
Phone: 607-753-2701
            607-753-2702
Fax: 607-753-5987
Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. M-F