Through coursework and field experience, as well as guidance from your Falk College Career Advisor, you’ll be prepared to succeed in a variety of fields, including:

Sports medicine
Exercise physiology
Sports psychology
Health professions
Athletic administration
Community or corporate fitness
Public health
Physical Therapy

Students complete at least 270 hours of internship or field placement experience, including shadowing opportunities at three hospitals within walking distance, observing at local-area private practices, conducting research with faculty, or working with SU athletics. Placement support is provided by the Falk College internship coordinators.

More than half of our students pursue a doctorate of physical therapy (DPT). Choose our pre-physical therapy track to complete some requirements for graduate study in physical therapy or related areas.

You may also choose to apply for the 3+ 3 DPT program with SUNY Upstate Medical University, allowing you to complete both your undergraduate degree and a DPT in six years instead of the usual seven.

92 percent of the Class of 2017 were employed or in graduate school within six months:

  • 40 percent doctorate of physical therapy (DPT) school
  • 28 percent other clinical programs: athletic training, medical school, occupational therapy, physician’s assistant, nursing, speech therapy
  • 27 percent coaching and personal fitness
  • 5 percent public health and research