Exercise Science B.S.


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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.

Our unique program features two outstanding opportunities. First, you will follow a curriculum that includes specialized courses in kinesiology, cardiopulmonary assessment and exercise physiology. You then will fulfill an internship in the college’s Wellness Center, where you will work with faculty, staff and local residents to develop personalized fitness plans and supervise their exercise regimens.

A second required internship — the senior capstone course — places you in the day-to-day operations of an approved off-campus site, providing further real-world, hands-on experience. Past locations have included corporate fitness centers, wellness clinics, community-based health clubs, hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, orthopedic practices, surgical environments, and affiliated universities.

Our Exercise Science Exercise Laboratory also gives you access to a full range of the latest fitness and analysis equipment in a live exercise environment.

If you plan to attend graduate school after earning your bachelor’s degree, you’ll be prepared to study elsewhere to become a physician assistant, physical therapist, athletic strength and training coach, or other advanced health-related professional.

Maddie Baum

Student-athlete, women's lacrosse
Maddie Baum, a Human Performance Health Promotion student and member of the women's Lacrosse team, explains how SUNY Morrisville has instilled her with confidence to succeed as a leader both in the classroom and on the field.  *As of August 2023, the HPHP program is now referred to as Exercise Science.
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These are the job titles you are most likely to see listings for when graduating from this program.

  • Coach
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Personal Trainer
  • Group Fitness Instructor
  • Educator
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Health Educator
  • Director of Wellness
  • Certified Personal Trainer
  • Strength And Conditioning Coach

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