Guide Others Toward Fitness with the Master’s in Physical Education Degree

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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.

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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.

This program is also available online, providing an added measure of flexibility and convenience. If you are interested in the possibility of enrolling in this program at one of APU’s regional campuses, contact program manager Sarina Bautista at sbautista@apu.edu.

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

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 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.

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 WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). 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), which is transitioning to the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

University Reputation

Azusa Pacific University secured a place in the most prestigious category of U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges 2019 rankings, and also ranked No. 22 for First-Year Experience, No. 23 in Service Learning, and No. 31 in Campus Ethnic Diversity. In addition, Forbes and The Princeton Review included Azusa Pacific in their America’s Top Colleges 2019 and 2020 Best Western Colleges rankings, respectively. Azusa Pacific is also a military-friendly Yellow Ribbon University, serving more than 500 military-connected students and families, and is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as an R2 Doctoral Research University.

Note: This information is current for the 2020-21 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.