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Kinesiology is one of the top choices among undergraduates at Oregon State, and our program is nationally recognized.
Physical activity plays an essential role in good health, disease prevention and increasing human performance.
As you prepare for your future career, we’ll equip you with both the classroom knowledge and hands-on experience needed to excel in a variety of fitness and professional roles.
In our program, you’ll be immersed in the interdisciplinary study of physical activity and its effect on human health, disease prevention and quality of life. You’ll acquire a scientific foundation of chemistry, anatomy, physiology, nutrition and public health, and gain an understanding of the physiological, psychological, biomechanical and motor-behavioral bases of physical activity, exercise and sport.
You’ll also be well prepared for professional certifications in fitness and conditioning — such as those from ACSM and NSCA — as well as for graduate study in the field.
Students interested in entry into professional schools of physical or occupational therapy, nursing, medical school or physician's assistant should take the Pre-Therapy and Allied Health (PTAH) option of the Kinesiology major, which has entry standards that must be met after completion of 90 credits.
If your GPA is over 3.75 (3.5 for current Oregon State students and transfer students), you’re eligible to earn your degree through the Honors College. This prestigious option means you get more faculty support and the opportunity for undergraduate research. It also gives you a leg up with future employers and graduate programs. Curious about how this works? Visit the Honors College to learn more.
*May require post-baccalaureate/graduate/professional education to qualify or certify for employment.