Online Physical Education Degree

The online physical education degree format offers convenience and flexibility—without sacrificing the comprehensive, relevant academics for which APU is known. Small, highly interactive courses enhance the online learning community as students progress through the program with a cohort of peers, and students can complete the online program in as little as 15 months.

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

Online Program Format

The dynamic format of the online program offers students the flexibility of taking courses wherever and whenever it works for them. For many, the online format is the most convenient way to balance work, school, and family.

Students also benefit from online courses designed to maximize their interaction with other students and professors, creating a rich learning community. Expand your network as you study alongside a group of peers from diverse regions and backgrounds in physical education, athletics, and exercise science.

Building on the strengths of the online learning environment, candidates are uniquely positioned to understand the growing impact technology has on the physical education and athletic fields.

Frequently Asked Questions

How often do I need to be online for this program?

You must be online sufficiently throughout each week to participate in threaded discussions and to complete all assignments by their designated deadlines. However, there is no prescribed amount of time or designated time that you will be required to be online, because assignments and their deadlines will vary throughout each course.

Will I have to complete any part of my program at an APU campus location?

No. You can complete your degree entirely online. No campus visits or meetings are required.

How do I get started?

For more information on how to get started in an APU online graduate program, contact one of our program representatives in the Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions at (626) 815-4570 or at

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.

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