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Health & Physical Education at Temple University

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

Temple is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and approximately 37,236 students attend the school each year. In 2021, 218 phys ed majors received their bachelor's degree from Temple.

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.

Temple Health & Physical Education Degrees Available

  • Basic Certificate in Phys Ed (Less Than 1 Year)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Phys Ed
  • Master’s Degree in Phys Ed
  • Doctorate Degree in Phys Ed

Temple Health & Physical Education Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the phys ed progam at Temple compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

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.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The phys ed major at Temple is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Health & Physical Education. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Best Value Health & Physical Education Basic Certificate Schools 12
Most Popular Health & Physical Education Master’s Degree Schools 20

In 2021, 73 students received their master’s degree in phys ed from Temple. This makes it the #20 most popular school for phys ed master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 2 students who received their doctoral degrees in phys ed, making the school the #36 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Earnings of Temple Phys Ed Graduates

The median salary of phys ed students who receive their bachelor's degree at Temple is $30,914. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 8% higher than the national average of $28,522 for all phys ed bachelor's degree recipients.


Phys Ed Student Demographics at Temple

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

Temple Health & Physical Education Bachelor’s Program

39% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 218 phys ed students who graduated with a bachelor's degree in 2020-2021 from Temple, about 61% were men and 39% were women.


About 65% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in phys ed at Temple are white. This is above average for this degree on the nationwide level.

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 8
Black or African American 38
Hispanic or Latino 11
White 141
International Students 5
Other Races/Ethnicities 15

Temple Health & Physical Education Master’s Program

44% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
The phys ed program at Temple awarded 73 master's degrees in 2020-2021. About 56% of these degrees went to men with the other 44% going to women.


Of the students who received a phys ed master's degree from Temple, 52% were white. This is typical for this degree on the natiowide level.

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 14
Hispanic or Latino 3
White 38
International Students 14
Other Races/Ethnicities 4

Temple also has a doctoral program available in phys ed. In 2021, 2 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

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 PA, the home state for Temple University.

Occupation Jobs in PA Average Salary in PA
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 12,450 $35,420
Coaches and Scouts 7,200 $41,820
Athletic Trainers 1,690 $48,310
Recreation and Fitness Studies Professors 1,040 $67,100
Athletes and Sports Competitors 800 $48,710


*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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