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Health Sciences

Find space to become. Our programs in the health fields prepare you for careers that make a real difference in people’s lives. Whether you picture yourself on the front lines as a doctor, veterinarian or physical therapist, or if you are ready to take on big problems as a medical researcher or public health professional, we have programs for you.

  • You’ll never be just a number here. Our small classes mean that you’ll get to work closely with faculty from day one.
  • Gain well-rounded experience as you prepare for your next step. Our pre-med and pre-health students are well prepared for their MCATs and graduate school applications, thanks to our pre-health concentration and pre-professional options.
  • Network with alumni and industry partners, and get real-world experience working with businesses and non-profit organizations, thanks to our extensive ties to support student internships, service projects and research.
  • Unique resources and facilities, from our dedicated exercise science lab to our all-new biology laboratories and our Maxcy Hall Athletic Complex.
  • Unrivaled natural beauty and opportunities for physical recreation and wellness in the shadow of the Adirondacks.

Undergraduate Programs

Graduate Programs

Megan Schneider '21, an exercise science major at SUNY Potsdam, discusses her life-changing fitness and nutrition regimen since arriving at SUNY Potsdam.

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“I’m a shy person, but coming to SUNY Potsdam really changed that. I had friends and people around me that pushed me out of my shell. I want to be a dietician, and all of the experiences from my classes have helped me get closer to what I want to do in the future.”

Jessica Semenyo '22

Relocating from Ghana to New York City when she was 10 years old, Jessica Semenyo ’22 found herself looking for a college experience away from the hustle and bustle of the big city. That’s when she discovered SUNY Potsdam. Over her four years at the College, she has embarked on many adventures through the Live Now program, while completing her degree in community health (now public health). 

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