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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the health care field is the largest industry in the United States today.


As the health care industry continues to expand, the job outlook for wellness management graduates is excellent. With your Oswego degree, you’ll be eligible to sit for national certifications, including Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES), American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Personal Trainer and ACSM Certified Health Fitness Specialist. You can select a program that focuses on wellness, worksite health promotion and managing such programs. In addition to a broad liberal arts education, you can graduate with a foundation in health science/wellness, management and human behavior. You can also graduate with skills in needs assessment, program planning, program implementation and program evaluation.

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Opportunities

You’ll gain valuable real-world experience during your junior or senior year internship, which consists of 120 hours of supervised field work. Choose from a wide variety of settings — including fitness centers, YMCAs, worksite health promotion programs, physical therapy offices, public health agencies, nursing homes, hospitals, rehabilitation centers and more. You can also have opportunities helping with some of Oswego's 24 NCAA sports.

Outcomes

Opportunities include

  • Physical therapist
  • Dietitian
  • Wellness coach
  • Fitness instructor

Graduate studies may include

  • Physical therapy
  • Exercise physiology
  • Public health
  • Business administration

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Oswego's School of Education recently occupied newly renovated space in Park, Wilber and Sheldon halls.

“The teachers have been great so far. I feel like I’m learning a lot of things that are applicable to everyday life. I had a great nutrition course last semester — we had a class about nutrition’s relationship to sports. I definitely use it on a daily basis now: the way I eat before I play hockey, the amount of fluids I put into my body. I always keep hydrated. That’s a real key to success.”

— David Titanic ’14