Health & Human Development

Check us out, head to toe.

The human body and mind are amazing. If you’re fascinated by the complexity and possibility of each human being, we have the right program for you.

For the physical side, we have degree programs in nursing, massage therapy and exercise science (think about sports and fitness). For the mental and developmental side, we offer a variety of programs in applied psychology and human services (think about helping specialized populations in need). We also offer health-related studies and a healthcare office coordinator program if you know you want to play an integral role in a health care environment.

SUNY Morrisville has faculty and staff who know what it means to be a health care professional. They have studied and passed the exams, worked in the field and now teach the next generation. Maintaining professional credentials and practices ensures that our professors, instructors and assistants are the best coaching team to nurture your potential.

The facilities where you will learn and practice will give you real experience to transfer to the real world. With a variety of anatomical and practice manikins, specialized labs, test kitchens, a child care center, an exercise laboratory and other equipment, you will get to practice until you’re perfect.

The hands-on experience doesn’t stop at the campus’s borders. We have dozens of agreements with clinical sites and other partners who will give you exposure to the health professions world. Working with actual clients and patients will give you the confidence and sense of personal satisfaction to motivate you for a successful career.

We know you care about others and want to help them. We feel the same way. Let’s get started!

Layne Martin

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Dual sport athlete Layne Martin, discusses his experience as a nursing major and how SUNY Morrisville prepared his for success.

Facilities

The best textbook is the real world.

At SUNY Morrisville, you will have access to a variety of hands-on laboratories designed to enhance your classroom experience.

It doesn’t get more hands-on than our on-campus Massage Therapy Clinic, which contains all of the equipment and supplies necessary to offer you a full range of experience, including massage tables, chairs, supportive bolsters and body cushions, oriental floor mats and a variety of lotions and creams to aid in tissue manipulations and provide for client comfort and safety. The clinic is available for students, faculty, staff and other members of the campus and local communities.

Our General Biology, Human Biology and Anatomy & Physiology labs are each equipped with microscopes, overhead projectors, a portable projection system with a document camera, and three video microscope systems. The Anatomy & Physiology lab has five computers to run physiology software and apparatus to produce and analyze EKGs, EMGs and pulmonary functions.

An Exercise Science Laboratory provides you a full range of the latest fitness and analysis equipment in a live exercise environment. Our testing equipment includes a Quinton electrocardiogram machine and a Metabolic Medgraphic cart which assesses gas exchange, carbon dioxide output and oxygen input, in addition to a variety of fitness equipment.

Clubs

The SUNY Morrisville Baccalaureate Student Nursing Association (BSNA) and Student Nurses Association (SNA) participate in many social and extracurricular activities related to the nursing profession and are a great way to socialize with fellow students and network with professionals. Members also are highly involved in community activities, such as an annual October Breast Cancer Walk, an Alzheimer’s Walk and food drives.

Our Human Performance & Health Promotion (HPHP) Club is dedicated to providing social and professional development for its members, as well as promoting health and fitness on campus and in the community.

The Human Services Organization is a student club that provides you opportunities outside of the classroom to volunteer in the community. These valuable additional learning experiences include food drives, fundraising, and events for children and families.

Programs

Psych student with laptop
Psychology is the scientific study of the human mind and behavior. Through the SUNY Morrisville Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in applied psychology, you will learn how current psychological theories apply to practical concerns in the human services field, interpersonal relationships, societal challenges and general problem solving. The program provides you with immediately applicable skills that will be useful across a broad range of careers and life situations.
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Let Morrisville give you a strong core. Fitness is a lifelong pursuit, and a SUNY Morrisville education will prepare you for all the twists and turns that come with a lifetime of work in fitness and health. The SUNY Morrisville Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree program in exercise science gets you in great shape for careers in general fitness and corporate wellness facilities, and for some cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation positions.
Students work together in the Human Services program.
Prepare to lead. The SUNY Morrisville Bachelor of Professional Studies (B.P.S.) degree in human services leadership will provide the skills and knowledge to prepare students for careers in organizational leadership or graduate studies in business or public administration, social work or nonprofit management. The degree can also give students the tools to design their own social entrepreneurial enterprises or charitable organizations.
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The nursing courses in this program are taught by doctoral-prepared faculty with several years’ experience in nursing and nursing education. Our courses are offered in a full semester format to allow for a more relaxed curricular pace. Graduates from the SUNY Morrisville Nursing A.A.S. degree program will not need to reapply to continue to the Nursing B.S. degree program.
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Shape your career. As a student in our Associate in Science (A.S.) degree program in exercise science, your love of physical fitness and your interest in helping people can boost you into a fast-growing industry. Our Exercise Science Exercise Laboratory gives you access to a full range of the latest fitness and analysis equipment in a live exercise environment to provide a true hands-on learning experience.  
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Start with a healthy foundation. Through the SUNY Morrisville Associate in Science (A.S.) degree program in health-related studies, you prepare to become a health care professional in a wide range of careers, and on many levels.
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Be just what the doctor ordered. Through the SUNY Morrisville healthcare office coordinator Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree, you’ll be equipped with the necessary skills to become an integral part of a healthcare team.
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Get ready to make a difference. The SUNY Morrisville Human Services Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree — only available at the Norwich Campus — is designed to have you ready for immediate employment as a human service professional, while also allowing interested students to continue their education through a variety of bachelor’s degree programs.
A massage therapy student administering a massage
Nothing is more hands-on. Literally. Through the SUNY Morrisville Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree program in massage therapy, you will learn how to help people restore their health and enhance their well-being.
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Be the heart and soul of health care. The nursing profession offers one of the fastest-growing career opportunities in health care today.
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Help others help themselves. Through the SUNY Morrisville human services certificate, you will be educated and trained to provide professional support to vulnerable individuals and help them achieve the best quality of life possible.