24 months
1605 USD/credit 28890 USD/year
1605 USD/credit 28890 USD/year
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This Physical Education program from Hofstra University is designed to prepare individuals without previous professional education to meet New York state initial teacher certification in grades preschool through 12 physical education. This is a comprehensive program providing course work and field experiences across a variety of school settings. 


Program Details

Graduates from this Physical Education program from Hofstra University  are eligible for professional certification after two years of successful teaching experience and an approved mentoring relationship as described by the New York State Education Department Regulations.

The mission of the Master of Science in Physical Education is to prepare scholarly and innovative practitioners specializing in preschool through the secondary level physical education. Attention is focused on the development and implementation of physical activity content through theory and field-based experiences. Individuals are provided with the means and understandings necessary to effectively teach basic movement, motor, rhythm, and sport skills for increased physical activity.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Basic Movement, Motor, and Manipulative Skills
  • Analysis of Team Sports
  • Analysis of Individual and Dual Sports
  • Historical and Sociocultural Perspectives in Physical Activity and Sport
  • Literacy for Special Subjects Teachers
  • Implementing Health-Related Fitness and Wellness in School Curricula
  • Planning and Implementing Preschool and Elementary Physical Education Experiences
  • Planning and Implementing Secondary Physical Education Experiences
  • Inclusion for Physical Education Special Needs Populations

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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Rolling Admission


36 SCH



On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on undergraduate course work, or it's equivalent (e.g., a 3.0 in a completed graduate program). We encourage you to submit all transcripts from your undergraduate work and any graduate work for consideration.
  • Completion of General Education Core prerequisites for teacher education programs (see below).
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation addressing the applicant's potential to succeed in the teaching profession and in graduate work.
  • A brief typed statement indicating the applicant's interest in the program, and identifying any previous physical education teaching experience or sports involvement.
  • Interview with the graduate program director.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28890 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1605 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    28890 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1605 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Hempstead

1300 - 2834 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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