The Department of Health and Fitness offers a broad spectrum of courses for professional preparation in outdoor leadership, health and fitness, sports management and high school coaching, as well as courses in health, fitness, lifetime sports, and aquatics. The department has several 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.
Health and Fitness
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 your major and the minor. 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.
N.Y.S. Coaching Certification Program: Available for those who wish to coach N.Y.S. high school interscholastic athletic activities. Detailed information is available in the Physical Education Department, Chase PE Building Room 200.
American Red Cross: Many Red Cross certifications are offered, including CPR, Lifeguarding, Water Safety Instructor 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.
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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