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The City University of New York, York College

Elmont, New York, United States
York College provides students with a one-of-a-kind educational experience. It offers many qualities of a major university, including a distinguished faculty and strong pre-professional programs. At the same time, students benefit from individualized attention and a strong sense of community.

Master's Programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)



The City University of New York System (CUNY) owes its existence to Townsend Harris, a New York merchant, minor politician, and the first United States Consul General to Japan. He founded the Free Academy (later the City College of New York) in 1847 to provide free higher education for New York City's burgeoning working population.


York College enriches lives and enables students to grow as passionate, engaged learners with the confidence to realize their intellectual and human potential as individuals and global citizens.York College's hallmark academic programs in liberal arts and sciences will be recognized as centers of excellence within CUNY, attracting and graduating some of the best and most highly motivated students from New York City and the greater New York area. We will be the first choice for prospective CUNY students interested in the health professions, allied health sciences, and business, including aviation management. 


We offer multiple opportunities for student engagement, inquiry and research-based scholarship, and experiential learning. York maintains a vibrant campus where students actively participate in extra-curricular programs and collaborate with faculty and academic peers whose backgrounds are distinctly different from their own. The College has a dynamic student life with athletic and visual/performing arts programs, special interest clubs and social organizations where students develop enduring relationships and refine interpersonal skills.

The College will enable faculty and students to pursue their highest goals and foster their development as individuals and professionals.


In the field of Health and Physical Education & Gerontological Studies and Services.Health Promotion Management

Health Promotion Management majors may be employed in corporations, hospitals, health-related agencies or at York College. 

Health Education Teaching K-12

The school Health Education major is designed to prepare students to teach health education in grades K-12. 

Physical Education Teaching K-12

The teaching major includes 15 credits of physical education skill courses, 26 credits of physical education foundational courses, and 24 1/2 credits of education courses. 

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Student services

The Counseling Center is committed to providing a broad range of high quality, innovative, and ethical services that address the psychological, educational, social, and developmental needs of York students. The Counseling Center is located in room 1G03.

Library services

York College Library's Information Literacy program utilizes the ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards, with the following mission and goals:

  • educate students in proper use, evaluation and application of print and electronic resources
  • teach students the ethical use of information sources
  • motivate lifelong learners

ICT services

Every wireless device must meet a certain set of requirements in order to connect to York Wireless. In order to ease the transition into the new semester, we strongly suggest that you prepare your Laptop/MAC book/Chrome Book/Tablet/Smart Phone from home before arriving on campus so you will be able to access the York College Wireless Network quickly and easily. 

Medical services

The mission of the Student Health Services Center is to foster health and well-being for all students of York College CUNY. To accomplish our mission, we promote holistic health, prevention and early recognition of illness, and make appropriate referrals when deemed necessary. 

Student Life

Sports facilities

The Health & Physical Education Complex houses: a six-lane, 25 meter swimming pool; a gymnasium with seating capacity of 1,800; a fitness center; a weight training room; a multipurpose room; an indoor running track.

Outdoor facilities include: six tennis courts; five handball courts; a regulation outdoor running track; grass field for team and field sports.

Student clubs

Student groups play an active role in supporting social and academic life on campus.

Student groups are responsible for creating, planning, and scheduling events which incorporate cultural, intellectual, and/or spiritual elements, and that engage students in extracurricular activities on campus. 


York College/CUNY is fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools* and is a member of the Association of Colleges and Universities of the State of New York. In addition, the following program enjoy full accreditation from their respective disciplinary agencies.

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Elmont, New York, United States