Social justice principles are at the foundation of programs in exercise science, food studies, human development and family science, marriage and family therapy, public health, nutrition, social work, sport analytics and sport management. Academics, service learning projects, internships, research opportunities, immersion travel and clubs connected to our majors prepare students for careers to make a difference in the communities where they will live and work.
CoursesCore coursework emphasizes anatomy and physiology, human behavior, and personal health. Sample courses include:
- Sport Psychology
- Nutrition in Health
- Analysis of Human Motion
- Physiology of Exercise
- Scientific Principles of Conditioning
- Prevention & Care Athletic Injury
Practical ExperienceThe health and exercise science major is supported by many real-world learning opportunities.
- Intern on-campus or off in a physical therapy or athletic training office.
- Build skills through practicum experience in a community organization such as Head Start or SUNY Upstate Medical University.
- Job shadow chiropractors, athletic trainers, conditioning coaches, athletic administrators, and sport psychologists.
- Become a member of the Wellness, Health, Exercise and Education in Life club on-campus.
Study AbroadRanked among the top 25 international education providers in the U.S., the Syracuse Abroad program has more than 100 programs in 60 countries, with nearly half of all students going abroad during their four years.
Life After Syracuse UniversityA degree in health and exercise science prepares you for a career as a/an:
- Physical therapist
- Conditioning coach
- Exercise physiologist
- Corporate fitness facility director
- Personal trainer
- Athletic director