Join our winning team by becoming a part of one of the best and most highly regarded physical education programs in the nation. Always dreamed of educating students but in an active way? At Cortland, you will integrate physical education theory with hands-on practice, utilizing a range of teaching styles and instructional strategies. This major leads to New York state certification to teach physical education to grades K-12.
College is more than a classroom. Enhance your experience with extracurricular opportunities such as studying abroad, collaborating with professors, attending state and national conferences, and fulfilling your student teaching requirement, possibly even in Australia.
“The vigorous physical education program here is beyond any expectation I ever had, and I am confident that I will graduate extremely prepared for my profession and be able to positively impact many students’ lives through the use of all the comprehensive knowledge I have gained in my program at SUNY Cortland.”
- Brian Renta, physical education major
Office: Park Center, Room 1126
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Credit Hours: 126
We recognize excellence in our students with awards and scholarships.