Human Performance & Health Promotion B.S.

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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 human performance & health promotion 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 HPHP Exercise Laboratory also gives you access to a full range of the latest fitness and analysis equipment in a live exercise environment. 

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.

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.

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. Genesis Healthcare Corporation
  3. Montgomery County Public Schools
  4. Select Medical
  5. Ati Physical Therapy
  6. National Collegiate Athletic Association
  7. Soccer Shots Pittsburgh
  8. Equinox
  9. Healthtrax Fitness Wellness
  10. My Gym Children's Fitness Center

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. Coach
  2. Athletic Trainer
  3. Personal Trainer
  4. Group Fitness Instructor
  5. Educator
  6. Exercise Physiologist
  7. Health Educator
  8. Director of Wellness
  9. Certified Personal Trainer
  10. Strength And Conditioning Coach

Program Faculty/Staff

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Associate Professor