Physical Education Colleges and Universities in the U.S.

Physical education degree programs train future teachers to help students maintain their fitness and well-being. Common topics of study in a physical education degree program can range from sports history and ethics to sports program management.

Schools with Physical Education Programs

Below is a list of schools that provide students with a variety of physical education studies.

College/University Location Degrees Offered Tuition (2015-2016)*
Arizona State University Tempe, Arizona Bachelor's, Master's $10,158 (in-state), $25,458 (out-of-state)
The University of Texas at Austin Austin, Texas Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral $9,806 (in-state), $34,676 (out-of-state)
Texas A&M Austin, Texas Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral $10,176 (in-state), $28,768 (out-of-state)
California State University-Long Beach Long Beach, California Bachelor's, Master's $6,452 (in-state), $17,612 (out-of-state)
University of Houston Houston, Texas Bachelor's, Master's $8,759 (in-state), $20,519 (out-of-state)
San Diego State University San Diego, CA Bachelor's $6,976 (in-state), $18,136 (out-of-state)
The University of North Texas Denton, TX Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral $9,730 (in-state), $19,090 (out-of-state)
Brigham Young University-Provo Provo, Utah Bachelor's $5,150
Liberty University Lynchburg, VA Bachelor's $20,109

Source: NCES

College Selection Criteria

Considerations in choosing a quality physical education program may include:

  • Make sure the PE program aligns with your career goals and objectives, whether you want to teach, coach or work in fitness instruction and personal training.
  • Check whether the degree program prepares you for your state teaching licensure if you plan to work in a public school.
  • See what kind of student teaching or classroom experiences the program includes.

Students interested in studying physical education can find bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs. When choosing a school, prospective students may want to keep in mind tuition costs, career goals in this broad field and teaching licensure prep.

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