Fall 2021 Guidance/COVID-19 Information

Kinesiology Department

Kinesiology is the study of human movement. Interesting careers within the field include working in the fitness industry (i.e., personal trainer or strength and conditioning specialist), working for a professional sports team as an athletic trainer, working as a coach, and conducting research in one of the subdisciplines.

The department offers four majors: 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 training in an allied health profession (i.e., medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, chiropractic, etc.) or graduate work in exercise physiology, biomechanics, motor behavior, and sport and exercise psychology .

The Kinesiology Department at SUNY Cortland has a strong national reputation for quality and a long list of successful graduates. With the growing demand for health care personnel, a degree from this program prepares graduates for an exciting future in health and human services.


Student excels in Army National Guard competition

Aug. 2, 2021
Dakoatah Miller placed second in the nation as "Best Warrior" on 20 military obstacles.

Film documents African American mountaineers

March 9, 2021
The university’s Green-Flix series film “An American Ascent” screens March 15.

Biomechanics lab lecturer keeps class fun while online

Dec. 8, 2020
Grad student lecturer makes lab fun during pandemic blues.

Cottone inducted into Athletic Trainers’ Hall of Fame

Sept. 14, 2020
The dean of the School of Professional Studies will be honored for his career achievements.

Female Force a force for empowerment

Feb. 25, 2020
New club supports wise and safe use of campus fitness equipment.


Fit Club

Meetings: Mondays, 8 p.m.
Faculty supervisor: Phil Buckenmeyer

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: Monday, 8:00 p.m. via Webex. Contact President (Olivia Adam) for link.

Contact: Olivia.Adam@cortland.edu

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

Contact: President: Phillip Blough; Vice-President: Eilish O'Reilly

Faculty Supervisor: Jeff Bauer

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