Health and Physical Education

Health and
Physical Education


Become a highly skilled scholar-practitioner, and earn the credentials you need to teach in New York State with graduate study in Health and Physical Education at Hofstra University. Learn from internationally recognized and respected faculty members who are committed to your success. Gain hands-on experience through fieldwork in a variety of settings. Benefit from state-of-the-art campus facilities and resources of a Division I Athletics Department. If you have questions please contact our graduate admission team at 516-463-4723 or

Program Highlights

Program Details

Visit the Hofstra campus or connect with the graduate admission team. We will answer your questions and put you in touch with program faculty or degree candidates to learn more. Contact us at, or call 516-463-4723.

To be considered for the Health and Physical Education programs, you must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
Start your application online where you can upload the following documents:

  • Transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities. You may initially submit unofficial copies of your transcripts for your application review, but official transcripts will be required once you are accepted into the program.
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Brief statement indicating your professional intent and pertinent background

An interview with the graduate program director will be required.

If you are a current Hofstra student interested in pursuing the undergraduate/graduate dual-degree program, please contact your academic advisor. Direct any additional questions to

Visit the Health and Physical Education program page to learn more.

International students: Please review additional admission requirements.

Apply to Health and Physical Education programs at Hofstra at any time with our rolling admissions policy.

The MS in Physical Education is 36 - 39 credits. The MS in Health Education is 33 credits.

Visit the program pages to learn more.


MS in Physical Education

This 36 - 39-credit program is designed to prepare individuals to meet New York state initial teacher certification in grades preschool through 12 physical education.

Learn More about the MS in Physical Education

MS in Health Education


Office of Field Placement

The Office of Field Placement will connect you with field observations, clinical experiences, and student teaching in a variety of local schools, businesses, and programs.
Office of Field Placement

Office of Educational Support Services

Receive the information, support, and resources you need to engage in initial and professional school-based programs for classroom, pupil services, and educational leadership roles through the Office of Educational Support Services.
Educational Support Services

Office of Professional Development Services

Participate in a variety of workshops and conferences in your respective field through events sponsored or co-sponsored by the Office of Professional Development Services (OPDS) at Hofstra.
Professional Development Services
Office of Field Placement
Office of Educational Support Services
Office of Professional Development Services


Michael Ludwig

Dr. Michael Ludwig, Associate Professor and Program Director for the MS Health Education, received his Ph.D. in Health Education from The Pennsylvania State University. His research interests include the relations that exist between and among culture, education, health, and politics.

Meet Dr. Ludwig

Nancy Halliday

Dr. Nancy Halliday is Associate Professor Emerita and Program Director for the MS Physical Education. Her research focuses on developmentally appropriate activities for children, outdoor leisure and adventure activities, motor learning, risk management and activity safety, and leadership and administration.


Meet Dr. Halliday
Michael Ludwig
Nancy Halliday

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How to Apply

Earn the professional recognition and personal achievement you seek with a graduate degree from Hofstra University. Whether you study online or on campus, full or part time, you will benefit from small class settings with nationally recognized faculty and a community of peers all contributing to a transformative learning experience. Questions? Call 516-463-4723 or email our graduate admission team at