The Australian College of Physical Education is an independent specialist tertiary education institution in Sydney, Australia. The college offers degree programmes in physical education, sports coaching, health and fitness, dance education, and sports management. The institute was founded in 1917, and is located at the Sydney Olympic Park.The college was founded in 1917 , initially as a physical education training institution for young women . The college's founder was Frank Stuart – a swordsman, fencing instructor and physical training instructor, who had taught members of both the British and Russian Royal families, and went on to coach the Australian fencing teams for the 1950 Empire Games and the 1952 Olympic Games. The college was initially located within the premises of Normanhurst School in the Sydney suburb of Ashfield. It has an early connection with the Swords Club. , and in 1919 the club and the college were registered jointly as the ACPE and Swords Club Pty Ltd.