At a Glance
*Base Cost (cost per unit x program units) is provided to aid in program comparison only.
Careers for Physical Education Majors
- Physical Education Teacher (elementary, secondary, high school)
- Athletic Coach
- Sports and Recreation Manager
A physical education major’s typical starting salary is $40,500. The typical salary after 10–19 years is $50,000.
*Note: Salary information is provided for general reference only. APU does not guarantee the accuracy of the figures listed, and cannot predict or promise a specific salary for any graduate. For the most current salary estimates, please visit payscale.com.
Job Titles of People with Physical Education Degrees
- Recreation Leader, San Diego Recreation Department
- Fitness Teacher and Volleyball Coach, Olympia High School
- Wellness Coach, YMCA Ventura
- President, My Life Fitness
- Physical Education Teacher, Countryside Elementary School
- Operations Coordinator, Golden Dome Athletic Center, Rutgers-Newark