Exercise Science


SUNY Oneonta's Exercise Science major focuses on nutrition, kinesiology and their many applications to health, wellness, fitness and sport.

You will take courses in human anatomy and physiology, kinesiology, the physiological basis of exercise, exercise psychology, biomechanics and nutrition in everyday life. Coursework also focuses on principals of strength and conditioning, motor learning and development, exercise testing and prescription, nutrition for fitness and sport, injury prevention and rehabilitation, and health and fitness skills, concluding with an internship.

Through a hands-on curriculum, you will learn to help people lead healthier lives through exercise, rehabilitation and nutrition. This program will prepare you for a broad range of careers related to health and fitness, including:

  • personal trainer
  • recreation and sports director
  • strength and conditioning coach
  • wellness coordinator
  • group exercise leader
  • fitness center manager

Graduates of the program will be eligible to take certification exams offered by several professional organizations, including the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Strength & Conditioning Association.

NUTR 140: Nutrition I
NUTR 142: Nutrition in Everyday Life

BIOL 111: Biological & Medical Terminology

CHEM 111: General Chemistry

PSYC 100: Introductory Psychology

BIOL 180: Biology I: Cells to Organisms

NUTR 241: Nutrition for Fitness & Sport

BIOL 205: Human Anatomy and Physiology I

PHED/PSYC 247: Sport Psychology

PHED 209: Cultural Competency in Health & Fitness

BIOL 206: Human Anatomy and Physiology II

PHED 243: Motor Learning & Development

NUTR 325: Weight Management

PHED 210: Emergency Care & Prevention

PHED 241: Physiology of Exercise

PHED 248: Exercise Psychology
PHED 289: Intro to Sports Medicine

PHED 255: Kinesiology

PHED 300: Theoretical Principles of Strength & Conditioning

PHED 305: Biomechanics

PHED 322: Exercise Testing & Prescription

PHED 355: Cardiac Rehab & Exercise

PHED 393: Health & Fitness Skills: Application & Assessment

PHED 397: Internship in Health & Fitness

PHED 398: Seminar in Health & Fitness

Major Requirements


4-Year Degree Map


Contact Us

Department of Health & Fitness
200 Chase Physical Ed. Bldg.



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