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Health Department

SUNY Cortland’s health program will prepare you for a variety of health professions or for admission into advanced degree programs. It is designed to help you develop the skills and background that employers and graduate schools seek.

Our graduates make their careers in a wide range of settings, including county health departments, hospitals and other health care facilities, community health organizations, corporate and private wellness facilities and environmental agencies.

If working in public schools interests you, a major in health education might be good for you. You can even student teach in Australia.

You may take courses abroad to partially fulfill your degree requirements. The University of North London, England, offers 15 credit hours and is open to second-semester sophomores, juniors and seniors. Internships are also available in Belize, Africa or Australia.

Our programs will support you in  becoming a high quality health professional and a positive contributor to your community.

Certified Health Education Specialist

The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC) offers health education professionals the opportunity to reaffirm the skills and knowledge already obtained through their health science or health education degrees by becoming a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES).

The CHES test is offered twice yearly. The Health Department at the State University of New York College at Cortland recommends and encourages all health majors to research this national credentialing process to enhance their resumes and to show prospective employers their commitment to the health education profession

For further information, contact The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, INC., 944 Marcon Boulevard, Suite 310, Allentown, PA 18103

The Healthcare Management Student Association was established in the fall semester of 2020 to provide a vehicle for students to develop personally and professional in the healthcare management field. Additionally, this organization serves as a forum for educational growth, networking, and dialogue with healthcare organizations, the community, faculty, students and other campus groups. The association goals include: 1) Educational and ethical development 2) Providing a forum for dialogue and 3) Enhancing academic and career opportunities.


News

Partnership to reduce student food insecurity

Nov. 22, 2022
SUNY Cortland joins with Swipe Out Hunger to fight national health problem

Health care professional pursues advancement

Nov. 17, 2022
Work, home and homework all merge for non-traditional student Patricia Parshall.

Campus celebrates National Transfer Student Week

Oct. 19, 2022
The week includes campus events, a door-decorating contest and highlights on faculty and staff members who experienced the transfer process.

Domestic violence spotlighted

Oct. 11, 2022
Programs throughout October focus on an often hidden threat. 

988 is new mental health hotline 

Aug. 15, 2022
Callers can get help from trained professional counselors. 

Clubs/Societies

Eta Sigma Gamma Kappa

The Eta Sigma Gamma Kappa chapter of the State University of New York College at Cortland takes great pride in being one of the first chapters established. We began in 1956 and have maintained an active chapter over the years with the support of dedicated faculty and student leadership.

Healthcare Management Student Association

The Healthcare Management Student Association was established in the fall semester of 2020 to provide a vehicle for students to develop personally and professional in the healthcare management field. Additionally, this organization serves as a forum for educational growth, networking, and dialogue with healthcare organizations, the community, faculty, students and other campus groups.



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