Physical Education MA

Master of Arts in Curriculum & Teaching in Physical Education

Our M.A. in Curriculum & Teaching in Physical Education focuses on the area of movement sciences called physical education and culture.

Our work examines how sociocultural, political, and economic forces have an impact on the body, school PE, physical activity, fitness, and health. In today’s context of public health, we are particularly interested in understanding how health disparities, structural inequalities, and the materiality of the socio-educational and economic resources young people have access to in the local community contexts of their daily lives inform their physicality development and health.

A dance studio with out of focus participants

More about Physical Culture

Physical culture is about body movement and performance in spaces such as PPE class, sport, health/fitness, dance and more.

Physical Cultural Studies (PCS) encompasses the diversely focused field of scholarly work which is united by a commitment toward engaging varied dimensions or expressions of (in)active bodies or physical culture (Andrews & Silk, 2011). In this physical culture is understood as “cultural practices in which the physical body – the way it moves, is represented, has meanings assigned to it, and is imbued with power – is central” (Vertinsky, quoted in Silk & Andrews, 2011) Physical Cultural Studies is closely related to the fields of sport sociology, cultural studies, sociology of the body, body culture studies, queer studies and disability studies.

Visit our Physical Culture & Education Concentration page to learn more.

A graduate student has an animated conversation with his peers at TC.

Admissions Information

Master of Arts

  • Points/Credits: 32
  • Entry Terms: Fall Only


View Public Disclosure Notification

  • Non-Certification Track

Application Deadlines

  • Spring: N/A
  • Summer/Fall (Priority): January 15
  • Summer/Fall (Final): Rolling

* For details about rolling deadlines, visit our admission deadlines page.

Supplemental Application Requirements/Comments

  • None

Requirements from the TC Catalog

No Description Exists in the Catalog for this Degree

Back to skip to quick links