What You’ll Learn
Student’s will gain hands-on experience through internships that have included field work in high schools, colleges, universities and semi-pro and professional sports teams. Students are given great latitude in choosing their internship experience to coincide with their career goals.
Graduates have went on to work in school districts, colleges, universities, semi-pro and professional sport industries as well as a variety of other athletic settings.
Available to students who have completed an undergraduate degree in physical education and are eligible for or currently hold NYS Initial Certification in physical education.
This track fulfills licensure requirements for NYS Professional Certification in Physical Education. Students wishing to become a public school athletic director will need additional coursework beyond the master’s degree.Curriculum & Learning Outcomes
Graduates of our program that are certified physical education teachers with additional credentials have gone on to become Directors of Health, Physical Education & Athletics in schools in New York. Others work in colleges and universities serving as Athletic Directors, Facilities and Event Management, Sports Information Directors, and Sport Marketing and Promotion and Title IX Compliance Officers. Some continue their studies in higher education and earn doctoral degrees and teach at colleges and universities.
Possible jobs include, but are not limited to,
- Athletic Director
- Event Coordinator
- Facilities Management
All applicants must complete the multi-step process managed by the Center for Graduate Studies.
- Determine your applicant type
- Submit application
- Request all official transcripts
- Review and submit required application materials through the Application Status Portal
- International applicants must also submit international materials
Fall Semester: April 15
Spring Semester: November 15
Summer Semester: April 15
Complete applications received after the published deadline are welcome and will be reviewed on a space-available basis.
The department offers graduate teaching assistantships, which are highly competitive positions. Additional Graduate Assistantships or Scholarships are offered based on funding sources.
These include Camp Abilities graduate assistantships and full scholarships/stipends administered through the Research Foundation and funded by the US Department of Education. Contact our office to learn more.
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