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General Information

thumb physical education general info  1. Convenient Evening Schedule:
     Students can enroll in courses from 4:20 to 6:50 and from 
     7:00 to 9:30. We offer classes each semester including
     summers.

 2. Ample Hands-On Learning Experiences:    

Learning should be a dynamic process that combines theory and concepts with practical teaching experience. This is possible when content reflecting physical education is introduced in the classroom, and then practiced in the gymnasium so that students can implement their new understanding. Students are frequently given the opportunity to discuss the theory in mind-provoking discussions, followed by peer-teaching demonstrations in the Kennedy gymnasium.

3. Assistance with Job Search:
The Master of Art in Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy program has a commitment to assisting future alumni in entering the work force upon completion of the program.

thumb skeleton  4. Positive Job Prospects:
     The employment likelihood of our students in physical  
     education, recreation and leisure facilities, and fitness 
     and sport establishments is very high. Given the  
     reputation of Manhattanville's School of Education for 
     highly qualified teachers; the large number of individuals
     who are retiring from the area of physical education; the
     70 or more independent schools in Manhattan that have required physical education in preschool through grade twelve; the large number of Westchester physical education departments; and the abundance of sport-related facilities that desire qualified professionals, the employment outlook is very positive. 

5. Strong Relationships with Local Schools:
Manhattanville works closely with a large number of schools in Westchester County and New York City.

6. Involvement with Local and National Professional Organizations:
Graduate students are strongly encouraged to become members of the Southeastern Zone for the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (NYS AHPERD), and to attend yearly conferences organized by this group.  They are also strongly encouraged to become members of the NYS AHPERD, and the National Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD), among other professional associations.  Professional journals, newsletters, workshops and /or conferences are meaningful to the individual’s understanding and growth.  See Program Director for details.