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Program Descriptions

The Program of Movement Sciences and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University excels in graduate education and research in the sub-disciplines of Movement Sciences and Education and Kinesiology. The program links below offer detailed program descriptions:

Each of these Movement Science and Education specialties has five components:

  1. Substantive study of theory and research as embodied in lecture and laboratory courses.

  2. Development of clinical or educational skills in laboratory and fieldwork courses.

  3. Research training to enable students to read and interpret original research and to carry out educational, clinical, or laboratory research.

  4. Seminars to discuss theory and research, identification of research problems, and clinical/educational applications.

  5. Elective courses to meet specific student needs which may be taken throughout the College and University in such areas as Anatomy, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Computer Science, Health Education, Higher and Adult Education, Neurosciences, Nutrition, Physiology, Psychology, Public Health, and Science Education. A list of recommended elective and related courses is available to students in the Movement Science office. At least two courses (for a total of at least 6 points) outside of the program area are required.


Visit Next Step TC to request program information. You can send specific program questions to the program's academic secretary: Erynn Lowery or the program coordinator listed on the specialization of interest.


General Admissions Requirements

See the interactive program guide on the Teachers College Admissions website for detailed program admissions and financial aid requirements and deadlines. Information for International students may be found at the Office of International Student Services.

Applicants for the M.A., Ed.M. and Ed.D. degrees are reviewed on an ongoing basis throughout the academic year. However, consideration for general and diversity awards is given to those applicants who meet the early application deadlines. See the Office of Admissions webpages for further information. Prior to formal admission, enrollment in up to 8 points of study as a non-matriculated student is permitted. Applicants for the Ph.D. in Kinesiology are reviewed once a year subsequent to the December 15th application deadline.

At Teachers College, there are four specialties in Movement Science and Education including Applied (Exercise) Physiology, Motor Learning and Control, and Physical Education.