2017-18 University Bulletin 
    Jun 23, 2024  
2017-18 University Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physical Education: (Non-Certification) M.A.

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NY State Program Code: 35691
HEGIS Code: 0835.00
CIP Code: 1313.14

(33-36 Credits)

Program Description

The department offers a 33 or 36 credit program providing advanced study for teachers and other physical activity professionals related to careers in physical education, sport, and physical activity leading to an M.A degree in Physical Education. The individually designed program draws from coursework in Health, Physical Education, Exercise Science, Sport Management, other electives with permission, or students may choose an optional Specialization: 1) Teaching Adapted Physical Education, or 2) Sport-Based Youth Development. This degree program does not provide New York State initial Teacher Certification.  See Master of Arts in Physical Education: Graduate Alternative Teacher Education program for New York State Teacher Certification in P-12 Physical Education.

Note: Students may be able to transfer up to 6 credits of non-Adelphi graduate level courses and up to 9 credits of graduate level Adelphi courses to the program upon adviser’s approval.

MA in Physical Education Foundation Courses (Required):

(9 credits)

Physical Education Options (24 or 27 credits)

Choice of courses is determined by the following options:

Option 1: Students who choose an MA Physical Education degree without a specialization needs 24 elective credits.

Option 2: Students who choose a specialization in Teaching Adapted Physical Education needs 18 Core credits and 9 elective credits.

Option 3: Students who choose a specialization in Sport-Based Youth Development needs 9 Core credits and 15 elective credits.

Option 1: MA Physical Education without a Specialization (24 Elective Credits):

500 level courses and above in Physical Education, Sport Management, Exercise Science, Health Education and other disciplines as approved by program advisement only.* The choices of courses are too extensive to list.

Option 2: Teaching Adapted Physical Education (27 credits)

 Specialization Core Courses (Required) (18 credits)

Option 3: Specialization in Sport-Based Youth Development (24 credits)

Specialization Core Courses (Required) (9 credits)

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