24 months
23100 USD/year
23100 USD/year
11310 USD/year
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Inspire today's youth to enjoy the benefits of an active and healthy life. Be a positive role model for people of all ages. Share your love of physical activity and fitness with upcoming generations on this Physical Education program from Suny Cortland.


Become a leader and advocate for constructive change in the physical education profession by studying for the Master of Science for Teachers in Physical Education at Suny Cortland. 

Your graduate-level course work is informed by the highest standards, including those of the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE America), Adapted Physical Education National Standards (APENS) and the New York State Learning Standards in Physical Education.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Identify and design strategies and interventions that support student learning.  They assume leadership roles by engaging in professional activities such as presenting at workshops, sharing data with colleagues, and contributing to school improvement and renewal.                                           
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the school, family, and community contexts in which they work. They collaborate with the professional community to create meaningful learning experiences for all students.                                                                                               
  • Develop expertise in certain aspects of professional and pedagogical knowledge based on their research and experiences.  They are able to analyze education research and policies and can explain the implications for their own practice and the profession.                                                                  
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding for the major concepts and theories related to assessing student learning and regularly apply these in their practice.  They analyze student, classroom, and school performance data and make data driven decisions about strategies for teaching and learning so that all students learn.

Career Potential

When you achieve the Master of Science for Teachers in Physical Education from SUNY Cortland, you'll be well prepared for employment in K-12 physical education programs in the state of New York and throughout the nation.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Professional Literature Analysis 
  • Research in Adapted Physical Activity
  • Instructional Strategies in Adapted Physical Education
  • Student and Program Evaluation in Adapted Physical Education
  • Positive Behavior Management and Discipline in Physical Education 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


43 SCH



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Academic requirements

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GRE admission requirements GRE®

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  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • An undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale
  • GRE score of 275 (minimum) or MAT score of 375
  • Initial teaching certificate and documentation of initial certification in an area other than Physical Education for admission to track B.
  • Successful completion of the edTPA or PRAXIS (Track B only)
  • Successful completion of Human Anatomy I and Physiology

Tuition Fee

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    23100 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 23100 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    23100 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 23100 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    11310 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 11310 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Cortland

874 - 1904 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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