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About the Program

Mission Statement

The Master of Science in Physical Education program at Azusa Pacific University comprises a Christian community of scholarly believers who seek to advance the work of God in schools of all levels by effectively training physical educators, coaches, athletic administrators, and exercise science professionals in knowledge and skills through academic excellence and a Christian perspective of truth and life.

Emphasis in Sport Management and Integrated Leadership

Azusa Pacific’s M.S. in Physical Education program also offers an emphasis in Sport Management and Integrated Leadership, designed for those seeking entry or advancement in the growing field of sport management. Candidates explore a range of topics relevant to the industry, including the sociology of sport, legal issues in athletics, and facility and event management. Further coursework in leadership theory and physical education is enhanced by an internship experience in a sport management setting.

Candidates who select this program option have varied course requirements.

Career Outcomes

Azusa Pacific graduates enjoy a reputation as comprehensively prepared professionals who bring fresh perspective to their workplaces. Many physical education students move into leadership roles after starting or completing their degree program.

The physical education degree program prepares candidates to advance their careers, increase their marketability, and gain opportunities in a range of positions connected to physical education, athletics, and exercise science. Enrolled students and recent graduates include:

Those who earn their master’s degree with an emphasis in Sport Management and Integrated Leadership also find management, administration, and teaching opportunities in a variety of areas, including:

Note: This information is current for the 2013–14 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.