Guide Others Toward Fitness with the Master’s in Physical Education Degree
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 MS 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Candidates also have the option of earning their degree with an emphasis in Sport Management.
- 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.
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).
U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges 2023 edition named Azusa Pacific to its list of top national universities and several other significant lists, including First-Year Experiences and Top Performers on Social Mobility. The Princeton Review designated APU as 1 of 126 institutions in the “Best Western Colleges” section of its 2023 Best Colleges guide. APU’s School of Nursing was named a top nursing school in California for 2023 by College Factual and Niche. APU was included as a top-100 degree producer by Diverse: Issues In Higher Education and is a designated Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI). Azusa Pacific is also a Military Friendly School and 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 2022-23 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.