Frequently Asked Questions

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Most courses within the Movement Science program range from 8-45 students in size, depending on the nature of the class. Classes are small enough to promote student interaction and discussion. Some lecture courses can be larger depending on the course and content of the class.


"Full-time'' status is accorded to students registered for 12 or more semester points perterm. Students enrolled for fewer than 12 semester points (0-11 semesterpoints) are considered "part-time.''*

*Please view the TC Catalog for the most accurate information regarding full-time status.


Please visit the Office of International Students & Scholars for more information on maintaining your status.

Most classes take place in from 5:10 PM – 6:50 PM, and from 7:20 PM – 9:00 PM (Monday till Thursday; no classes on Friday). However there are required laboratory and other classes that begin as early as 1 pm. Typically, during the Spring and Fall semesters, one class (of 1 hour 40 minutes) a week is held for a 3-point course. In addition, each class involves out of the classroom work (studying, writing papers, etc.) on average of 6 – 10 hours a week--or more--for a 3-point course.


Yes, health insurance is available. Full time students must prove they have health insurance or otherwise enroll in the university plan. Insurance is available to part-time students. During registration all students have the option to enroll. More information about the plans are available through the Office of Student Activities.


Teachers College does have subsidized housing. It is recommended that if housing is needed that students apply as far in advance as possible as space is limited. International students are given consideration first. More information can be obtained from the Office of Residential Services. Students may also wish to consider the nearby International House, a vibrant community of more than 700 graduate students and trainees who represent more than 100 countries.


Our students come from all over the United States, including the New York Metropolitan area, and from all over the globe. There are quite a few international students. Our student body is diverse with respect to race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, and background. We encourage all with interest in our programs to apply.


Students come from a variety of backgrounds. Currently we have musicians, dancers, artists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, teachers, and physical education professionals, exercise physiologists, personal fitness consultants, nutritionists, business specialists, among others. We encourage all with interest in our programs to apply.


Yes, we strongly encourage all potential students to come and visit the department. This allows the future student to meet the current students and meet some of the faculty. It may be possible to sit in on a seminar or other class depending on schedule and the nature of the classes. These visits are arranged with the program coordinators or individual faculty member.


Students are accepted for all semesters of study, so course work can begin in the fall, spring or summer. We have a rolling admissions policy-there is no deadline. Students may also enroll in up to 8 credits before matriculating, with all credits being applied toward the degree. It is recommended that prospective students apply as early as possible to be considered for financial aid and housing, if desired.


There are several parking lots near campus. Meters are available on city streets, however they are subject to NYC parking rules and regulations. TC is easily accessible by bus M4 and M104 and subway (1). A ride board also exists within the commuter's lounge.


Morningside heights is among the police districts with the lowest crime rate in New York City. The area is full of activity at all hours of the day and night, and it is well patrolled.


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