Sport and Wellness Program at SUNY Plattsburgh

Combine Exercise Science, Business & Hands-On Experience to Build Your Career

Fitness and Wellness Leadership Major

The fitness and wellness leadership major is an extensive program that combines 5 areas of study to give you many career options. You will be able to work as a personal trainer, fitness professional, health/fitness manager, and business owner. You will also be prepared to enter graduate school programs in exercise science and could develop a career path to become a future educator working in a college or university setting.

Minors in Athletic Coaching & Personal Trainer

Our two minors offer students the opportunity to combine with their major either an area of study in coaching, personal trainer or outdoor studies.

  • The athletic coaching minor meets New York State requirements to coach youth programs and school teams.
  • The personal trainer minor provides for a course of study to prepare students to take a personal trainer certification program offered once a year on our campus.

Physical Education Elective Program

The physical education elective program offers courses that let you experience new activities that encourage a wellness lifestyle for college credit.

Additional Programs

The Department of Sport and Wellness administers a wide variety of student life recreational sports and fitness programs including non-credit programs in CPR, First Aid and Lifeguard Training and supervises the athletic facilities on campus. We are also one of the largest employers of students on campus.

Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

If you would like more information about the sports and wellness program at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact

Larry Soroka, Chair
Office: 102 Broad St.
Phone: (518) 564-5292
Email: laurence.soroka@plattsburgh.edu