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Admission: Master's Degree with a Concentration in Adapted PE

Matriculation into the master's degree for all students requires the attainment of a bachelor's degree, an acceptable grade point average and the development of an approved program of study. Applicants pursuing professional certification to teach physical education must provide evidence of an initial teaching certificate in physical education. Individuals pursuing the noncertification option in adapted physical education must demonstrate a relevant knowledge base including, at minimum, 12 semester hours in the professional field of physical education approved by the department in addition to the requirements specified for other candidates. For regular admission, an undergraduate degree in PE, initial certification from NYS or another state, and a 3.0 or higher undergraduate grade point average is needed. Students with a GPA between 2.5 and 2.99 may be admitted on a conditional basis, meaning that they would need to complete three classes with a grade of "B" or better in order to be fully admitted to the program. These classes would count toward the degree. Students who have a grade point average below 2.5 are denied admission.

Admission requirements for the Advanced Certificate for Adapted Physical Education

Matriculation into the graduate advanced certificate in adapted physical education depends on several factors, including:

  • the attainment of a bachelor's degree
  • a minimum of 3.0 GPA
  • an undergraduate major in physical education
  • evidence of an initial teaching certification in physical education
  • the development of an approved Plan of Study for the certificate

Specific standards for admissions are as follows:

  • Students with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 and above will be eligible for regular admission status as matriculated students in the certificate program.
  • Students who apply for graduate study and have less than a 3.0 undergraduate GPA (from undergraduate institution from which they graduated) will be denied admission to the certificate with no right of appeal.

It is generally possible to complete the master's degree program in one year, including a summer as a full time student. A full time load for graduate students is 12 credits a semester. The certificate (15 credits) may generally be completed by combining the fall and spring semesters. We offer almost all graduate classes in the evening from 6:30-9:15PM, during the fall and spring semester and a substantial array of classes in the summer as well. Most of our graduate students are teachers so summer classes are popular.

If you need a graduate catalogue and an application packet, you can call the Office of Graduate Studies at 585-395-2525. Admission materials may also be requested from the:

Graduate Admission Office
The College at Brockport
350 New Campus Drive
Brockport, NY 14420-2989

International Students

The master's degree program is 30 credits. However, this does not include any prerequisites that may be required. Such prerequisites are not normally required if the student has provisional initial certification to teach physical education in a State or country. Once a student is admitted, students may take five years to complete their degree. For immigration purposes, a student is required to take a designated minimum amount of credits each semester, therefore five years to complete the degree are not needed. In lieu of possible changes students are ehc'ouraged to check specific requirements at the graduate office. To apply for a student visa, the student must first be accepted into the degree program and prove to the university a minimum of one year of funding. Proof must be an original bank statement showing a minimum of US $23,500(2006). lfthe student is not the account holder/owner they must also submit a letter of support from the account owner. Although this is not required for an admission decision to be made, it will be necessary to issue an 1-20.


Last Updated 11/20/18

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