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Turn your love of sports into a career

A perfect start for someone who is looking to turn their passion for sports, fitness, and wellness into a career.  Graduates can continue their education in an area of their choosing.

What You'll Learn

The coursework will prepare you with the background knowledge and skills that are the foundation for a bachelors degree in a sports, fitness, or a wellness program.  Courses include anatomy, physiology, exercise science, psychology, and liberal arts.  

 As a graduate you will be able to: 

  • Write and develop lesson plans
  • Conduct fitness assessments
  • Develop exercise programs
  • Provide instruction of athletic skills

Where You'll Go

Graduates are ready to transfer into a bachelor’s degree program in physical education, exercise science, or other health-related fields.

Typical Salary

5 years after graduating with a Bachelor's degree

$55,000

Popular careers, growth potential, and regional demand for the past 12 months.
Career 10-year growth potential Regional Demand
Postsecondary Recreation Teachers 24% Average
Health Educators 21% Average
Recreational Therapist 15% Low

Real Data from Central New York

  • Data reflect previous twelve-month period in the Syracuse Metropolitan Area and surrounding five-county Central New York region.
  • Salary gathered from SUNY Graduate Wages (data source: NYS Unemployment Insurance) unless otherwise indicated. 
  • Demand is determined by the number of job postings in the region over the past twelve months. 
  • Occupational growth potential gathered from Burning Glass.   

Top Transfer Partners

  • SUNY Cortland
  • SUNY Oswego
  • Syracuse University