Career Options

Careers for Physical Education Majors

  • Physical Education Teacher (elementary, secondary, high school)
  • Athletic Coach
  • Sports and Recreation Manager

Starting Salary*

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

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
Note: This information is current for the 2016-17 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.