At a Glance

Program units


Average completion time

18–24 months

Cost per unit


Base cost


Areas of Study

  • Sport Management and Integrated Leadership



*Base Cost (cost per unit x program units) is provided to aid in program comparison only.

All stated financial information is subject to change. View additional tuition information.

Physical Education Degree

APU's Master of Science in Physical Education equips candidates with the knowledge and skills needed to instruct physical education, administrate athletic programs, and coach at the K–12, junior college, and four-year university levels. This physical education degree molds students into change agents, mastering the professional skills and knowledge needed to integrate teaching, coaching, and administrative techniques and strategies.

Once earned, the M.S. in Physical Education positions the educator as a leader within the school and the district, with opportunities to develop and implement important physical education programs tailored to the 21st-century student.

The university also offers this program online, providing an added measure of flexibility and convenience.

Candidates also have the option of earning their degree with an emphasis in Sport Management and Integrated Leadership.

Program Highlights

  • Benefit from a proven curriculum that blends relevant coursework and research with practical training in the field.
  • Enjoy small class sizes and a rich learning community as you progress through the program with a cohort of peers.
  • Graduate eligible to instruct K–12 physical education, administrate athletic programs, and coach at the junior college and four-year university levels.
  • Choose to add a highly marketable emphasis in Sport Management and Integrated Leadership.

Learn more about the program and our faculty.

Professional Accreditation

APU’s School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences values the importance of developing programs of distinction and academic integrity. The university is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Azusa Pacific University offers teacher education programs approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC), authorizing elementary and secondary school teaching, and the National Council for the Accreditation for Teacher Education (NCATE).

University Reputation

Azusa Pacific University secured a place in the most prestigious category of U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges 2016 rankings, placing in Tier One at No. 175 in the National Universities category. In addition, The Princeton Review named APU as 1 of 124 institutions in the 2016 Best Colleges in the West, and G.I. Jobs named APU a Military Friendly School for 2016, placing APU among the top 15 percent of schools in the country helping military students reach their educational dreams.

Note: This information is current for the 2015-16 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.