Human Performance & Health Promotion A.S.

Students learning to administer physical therapy

Shape your career.

As a student in our Associate in Science (A.S.) degree program in human performance & health promotion, your love of physical fitness and your interest in helping people can boost you into a fast-growing industry.

Our HPHP 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.  

Our unique program features two exercise physiology classes that give you a complete understanding of the body’s response to exercise. The curriculum also provides you with a strong foundation in math and science, along with fitness-related classes in general fitness and wellness and exercise physiology.

Enhance your college experience even further by joining the Human Performance & Health Promotion Club, dedicated to providing social and professional development for its members, as well as promoting health and fitness on campus and in the community.

When you graduate, you’ll be ready to work in a variety of positions found in fitness centers, recreational facilities and corporate wellness programs, or be prepared for trainer certification from the American College of Sports Medicine.    

You can also choose to continue your studies through SUNY Morrisville’s Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree program in human performance & health promotion.

Labor Market Data

SUNY Morrisville provides Burning Glass labor market data to illustrate current trends in careers related to our academic programs. The below information is drawn from Burning Glass's data for job postings related to this program in the Northeast United States (New York, Delaware, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont) between Oct. 1, 2018 and Sept. 30, 2019.

Market Salary

Market Salary shows the salary that graduates who remain in the region can expect to find with their degree. Expect to earn a salary close to the median (50th percentile) with your degree from SUNY Morrisville. Your actual salary could be lower (10th percentile) or higher (90th percentile), depending on factors such as location and certification requirements.

Top 10 Regional Employers for this Program

The list below displays the regional employers who have had the most job postings requiring skills you’d gain from this program.

  1. YMCA
  2. UnitedHealth Group
  3. 24 Hour Fitness
  4. University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  5. St. Luke's University Health Network
  6. Edge Fitness Clubs
  7. Blink Fitness
  8. Trinity Health
  9. Planet Fitness
  10. LA Fitness

Top 10 Job Titles for this Program

These are the job titles you are most likely to see listings for, when graduating from this program.

  1. Personal Trainer
  2. Swim Instructor
  3. Group Fitness Instructor
  4. Group Exercise Instructor
  5. Fitness Instructor
  6. Fitness Trainer
  7. Fitness Specialist
  8. Office Manager
  9. Fitness Manager
  10. Recreation Specialist

Program Faculty/Staff

Assistant Professor
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Associate Professor