Physical Activity Studies

Degree Granted
Degree Level
Garden City, NY

Develop the skills you’ll need to pursue a career in any health, sport or physical activity-based field.

Why Earn Your BS in Physical Activity Studies?

Equip yourself with the skills to successfully promote healthy lifestyles in an array of settings, from community organizations to recreation departments, fitness centers, assisted living and nursing homes, daycares, and more. You may also continue your education by going on to graduate study in fields like health promotion, exercise science, sport management and public health.

Why Major in Physical Activity Studies at Adelphi?

  • Tailor your degree to your unique interests and goals through a variety of elective physical activity courses.
  • Receive personalized attention working one-on-one with faculty to complete a senior capstone project that explores a physical activity or health-related topic of your choice.
  • Gain hands-on experience helping others learn to live an active lifestyle as you promote physical activity, sport and wellness in your community.

The Center for Recreation and Sports (CRS) is a vibrant, energized place to gather for sports and activities.


* Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2018
of our undergraduate and graduate students have jobs or are continuing their education within six months of graduation.
Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2018

Adelphi faculty do more than teach lessons—they make an impact on the lives of students like myself. My Adelphi education has given me the tools to be confident and the motivation to excel in life.

Cole Harriet Junior physical activity studies major

Exceptional Hands-On Learning

Designed to inspire a variety of career outcomes, your four-year BS experience is filled with a wide range of beneficial hands-on activities, such as a senior capstone project that involves close collaboration with faculty.

Additionally, through our Active Panther Partners Program you will serve as an on-campus peer mentor to Adelphi students who need special accommodations or programming helping them adopt healthy, active lifestyles.

You can also choose to mentor local high schoolers or young people with visual impairments enrolled in Adelphi’s Camp Abilities.

Program Info

Application Requirements

To apply for this program, submit the appropriate application requirements:

Transformative Educational Opportunities

All undergraduate students have the opportunity to apply for the following programs to expand their educational landscape:

  • The Honors College – fostering intellectual perspectives and critical skills
  • Levermore Global Scholars – preparing students to become global thinkers and leaders
  • Study Abroad – providing opportunities to experience another culture and see the world from a new perspective

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