Physical Education M.S.

(30 credits, with or without thesis)

This program is designed for individuals with an initial teaching certificate in physical education.  Successful completion of this program enables students to become eligible for New York State professional teaching certificate, and a master's degree in physical education. The GRE exam is required.

Degree Requirements

Professional Core Courses
HPEG 61400Research Methods in Health and Physical Education3
ESSG 61000Survey of Statistical Methods3
HPEG 52500Critical Perspectives in Health and Physical Activity3
Physical Education Courses
HPEG 54000Strategies for Teaching3
HPEG 54400Curriculum Design and Analysis in Physical Education3
HPEG 53500Methods of Assessment in School and Community Settings3
HPEG 55000Physiological Basis of Fitness in School-Aged Children3
Selected Seminars
Select 3 credits 13
Electives
Select the Thesis or Non-Thesis Option6
Thesis Option: 2
Thesis I
Thesis II
Non-Thesis Option: 2
Select 6 credits from the following:
Supervision in Physical Education
Analysis of Teaching and Coaching Behavior
Stress Management
Models and Theories in Health Education
Teaching and Learning for Healthy Growth and Development
Epidemiological Approaches to Disease Prevention and Control
Multicultural Health Issues
Environmental Dimensions in Health Education
Technological Applications in Education
Fieldwork
Independent Readings
Independent Research
Total Credits30
1

 Change on a yearly basis.

2

Thesis students must successfully complete an oral defense of their thesis. All non-thesis students must pass a comprehensive examination prior to graduation. To be eligible for the oral defense or comprehensive exam, the student must have completed the required coursework and have a cumulative GPA of 3.00.

With the approval of the chair, electives can be taken from graduate courses that are offered in any department at Ithaca College or through the Ithaca College exchange program at Cornell University.