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Health & Physical Education at American University

What traits are you looking for in a phys ed school? To help you decide if American University is right for you, we've gathered the following information about the school's phys ed program.

The American University is located in Washington, District of Columbia and has a total student population of 14,001.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Health & Physical Education section at the bottom of this page.

The American University Health & Physical Education Degrees Available

  • Master’s Degree in Phys Ed

Online Classes Are Available at The American University

If you are a working student or have a busy schedule, you may want to consider taking online classes. While these classes used to be mostly populated by returning adults, more and more traditional students are turning to this option.

The American University does offer online education options in phys ed for the following degree levels for those interested in distance learning:

  • Master’s Degree

The American University Health & Physical Education Rankings

Note: Rankings don't always give a complete picture of a school's strengths and weaknesses, so it's a good idea to extend your research and also look at other factors when trying to decide if the school is right for you.

Phys Ed Student Demographics at The American University

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the phys ed majors at American University.

The American University Health & Physical Education Master’s Program

8% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2020-2021 academic year, 25 phys ed majors earned their master's degree from The American University. Of these graduates, 92% were men and 8% were women.


The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from American University with a master's in phys ed.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 2
White 11
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 11

Careers That Phys Ed Grads May Go Into

A degree in phys ed can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for DC, the home state for American University.

Occupation Jobs in DC Average Salary in DC
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 1,040 $56,670
Coaches and Scouts 640 $66,650
Athletic Trainers 70 $68,470


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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