The graduate physical education program in the Department of Kinesiology, Sport Studies and Physical Education offers students preparation in three courses of study.
The program emphasizes excellence in teaching, scholarship, creative endeavors and service to community. The faculty is committed to providing programs that prepare professionals who are highly qualified teachers, coaches, leaders and administrators in physical education and sport. Furthermore, the faculty believes that collaborative efforts are fundamental to the success of all programs in developing thoughtful and articulate individuals with the integrity and adaptability for dealing with a culturally diverse and changing world.
This course of study provides two options. It prepares future teachers for meeting the unique needs of youth in physical education. The first Adapted Physical Education Master's Degree Concentration in the nation was devloped here at Brockport. The first is a master's degree in education (MS in education) with a concentration in adapted physical education. The second option 15 hour graduate advanced certificate for adapted physical education. This is a nondegree option designed to enhance preparation of physical educators in the area of adpated physical education.
Intended for prospective interscholastic or intercollegiate athletic administrators. Students who wish to secure professional teaching certification in physical education may select this track and students who wish to work at the collegiate/university level, without teaching certification in physical education, may also select this course of study.
This course of study prepares students for careers in teaching. The graduate teacher education/pedagogy track provides opportunity to gain professional certification. The physical education/pedagogy masters program can be completed online.
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