SUNY Oneonta

Health and Fitness

Assistant Professor: Cerullo; Lecturer: Smith


The Department of Health and Fitness offers a broad spectrum of courses for professional preparation in health and fitness, sports management and high school coaching. The department has minors and certifications in addition to courses in theory and skill development.


Open to all students, faculty and staff, the instructional and recreational facilities include computer enhanced classrooms, a free weight room, fitness centers, dance studios, pool, racquetball courts, wrestling room, gymnasiums, locker rooms and shower facilities, tennis courts, indoor and outdoor running tracks, and outdoor fields.


Athletic Coaching

Sports Management

Requirements for Minors

The minors are open to all undergraduates. College rules pertaining to curriculum majors also apply to curriculum minors. Students should especially note that only 6 s.h. may overlap between/among your majors and/or minors. Each minor has specific requirements, so students planning to complete these minors should declare their intentions at an early point to facilitate advisement. Forms for this purpose are available in the Health and Fitness Main Office, Chase P.E. Building Room 200. Students with questions should contact the Main Office at 607-436-3595.

Minor Coordinator:

  • Sandra Smith, 219 Chase P.E. Building


N.Y.S. Coaching Certification Classes: Open to all students who wish to coach N.Y.S. high school interscholastic athletic activities. Detailed information is available in the Department of Health and Fitness, Chase PE Building Room 200.

American Red Cross: Many Red Cross certifications are offered, including CPR, Lifeguarding, First Aid and others.

American Council on Exercise (ACE) Personal Trainer: The national certification exam is open to all students and is generally offered on campus in April or May. Students may prepare for this exam on their own or by enrolling in PHED 335 Principles of Personal Training.

Special Notes

All courses may be taken as electives to meet graduation requirements as determined by the selected major(s) and/or minor(s), however only a maximum of 12 s.h. of PHED activity credit (PACT) courses may count toward the 122 s.h. required for graduation. Courses which carry activity credit are designated with (PACT) after the course description.

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