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Gary Knecht, M.A.

Associate Professor of Physical Education
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 4423
Fax: (626) 815-5084
Coach Gary Knecht has been involved in coaching and teaching at APU for nine years now. Prior to his experience at APU he taught and coached for more than 40 years at the high school, junior college, and four-year college level. He held positions such as physical education department chair and athletic director. He is currently an associate professor for the Department of Physical Education at APU.


M.A. - Physical Education, University of California Santa Barbara
B.S. - Physical Education, University of California Santa Barbara


  • School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences
    • Department of Exercise and Sport Science


  • Coaching
  • Physical Fitness
  • Sport Psychology

Courses Taught

  (not found in course database)
PE 321 – Organization and Administration of Physical Education, Athletics, and Recreation
PE 451 – Methods in Physical Education, 7-12
PE 474 – Practicum in Coaching (F, S)
PE 578 – Sport Psychology