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.

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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.

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MS in Health Education


Office of Field Placement


Joseph Del Gais

Joseph Del Gais, Program Director and Adjunct Instructor of Specialized Programs in Education, received his M.S. from Touro College in 2009 after completing his first M.S. from LIU Post in 1993 and his B.S. from Upper Iowa University in 1986.

Meet Joseph Del Gais
Joseph Del Gais

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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