At a Glance

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APU’s physical education major prepares students to inspire others to higher levels of physical fitness. Students train to become “movement scientists” with the ability to effectively and innovatively create and teach physical education. Through in-depth, hands-on exposure to motor skill acquisition, movement analysis, and testing the physiological responses to exercise in both lab and real-world settings, physical education majors gain the instructional skills needed to be effective teachers.

Students also examine the intersection of their Christian faith with their goals as an educator, and develop a personal career plan. Physical education majors leave APU with the practical and conceptual tools they need to make a difference in their students’ lives.

The physical education major is a California Commission on Teacher Credentialing approved single-subject program.

Is This Major Right for You?

You’re a physical education major if you:

  • Desire to be an educator and/or coach.
  • Enjoy sports, exercise, and physical activity.
  • Are interested in helping others make healthy lifestyle choices.
  • Have a heart to inspire and educate youth.
  • Are a good verbal communicator.

Learn more about the program and required courses.

Note: This information is current for the 2014-15 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.