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Physical Education, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
, NY,
Few graduate programs in physical education combine all of the advantages available at Ithaca College. In our Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education our small classes ensure quality interactions between students and faculty. 


We’ve assembled a first-class team of educators who have published numerous articles in leading journals and who present regularly at national professional conferences. They’re committed to creating a comprehensive learning environment dedicated to your professional training.

So if you’re ready to take the next step in your career, consider our master’s degree program, which is designed for individuals with an undergraduate degree and initial teaching certification in physical education. After completing the program you’ll be eligible for New York State professional certification.

For individuals who hold a teaching certificate in physical education, the master's program requires just 30 credit hours of graduate coursework, usually taken over two semesters and one summer. In order to let you match your program of study to your interests and aspirations, our program offers either a thesis or non-thesis option. For both options the curriculum includes field classes on topics such as research methods, curriculum design and analysis, and teaching strategies. You can choose from seminars on grant writing, the war on drugs, human sexuality, and contemporary topics in sport.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Strategies for Teaching
  • Curriculum Design and Analysis in Physical Education
  • Methods of Assessment in School and Community Settings
  • Physiological Basis of Fitness in School-Aged Children
  • Research Methods in Health and Physical Education
  • Strategies for Teaching Physical Education
  • Curriculum Design and Analysis in Physical Education
  • Physiological Basis of Fitness in School-Age Children

        Detailed Programme Facts

        • Programme intensity Full-time
          • Full-time duration 24 months
        • Languages
          • English
        • Delivery mode
          On Campus

        English Language Requirements

        You only need to take one of these language tests:

        • Minimum required score:


          The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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        • Minimum required score:


          The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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        Academic Requirements

        You need the following GPA score:

        Required score: 3

        Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

        Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

        General Requirements

        A statement of purpose is required for admission. The statement will be requested within the online application; you do not need to supply it separately.

        Tuition Fee

        • International

          757 USD/credit
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 757 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
        • National

          757 USD/credit
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 757 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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        Living costs for Ithaca

        • 1128 - 2460 USD/month
          Living Costs

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