In the School of Health and Human Performance, our faculty and students are exploring quality-of-life issues and finding ways to help us live healthier lives. For more than 60 years The College has been at the cutting edge of these studies, offering programs that shape the discussions in the field.
Our faculty works closely with our students to examine the effects of obesity, physical activity and sports, recreation, travel and leisure, disability, health promotion, and health care on the human condition.
More than 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students study in one (or more) of the School’s four departments: Health Science; Kinesiology, Sports Studies, and Physical Education; Nursing; and, Recreation and Leisure Studies. Our 13 undergraduate and six graduate programs provide ample opportunity to learn both in and out of the classroom.
Through internships and field work our students experience first-hand the real-world implications of their studies. Students may observe the struggles of those dealing with substance and alcohol abuse, the frenetic pace of a hospital emergency room, or the challenges of bringing physical education to an urban school. All these experiences combine to help us create a School that lives up to the College’s promise to reveal to each student, each day, his or her capacity for intellectual, physical, and creative accomplishment.
Our graduates contribute to the health and well-being of the citizens of New York state and beyond. Alumni currently hold jobs as nurses and nurse practitioners, health and physical education teachers, coaches, substance abuse counselors, health care administrators, physical therapists, therapeutic recreation specialists, athletic trainers and exercise physiologists. They have gone on to some of the world’s premier postgraduate programs to further their studies. Brockport graduates connect to the world around them, working to make it a better, and healthier, place in which to live.
We hope you’ll explore our Web site to learn about all the exciting opportunities the School of Health and Human Performance has to offer.