Healthy People.

Healthy Families.

Healthy Communities.

Welcome to Oregon State University’s College of Health. Part of Oregon’s largest research university, with a history stretching back to 1889, we passionately believe that health is for all people, regardless of background. Our world-leading faculty and committed students take on our greatest challenges to health and well-being through a lens of equity and by working hand-in-hand with our communities in Oregon and beyond.

We offer four main degree programs – Human Development and Family Sciences, Kinesiology, Nutrition, and Public Health – and enjoy living, working and playing in the beautiful Willamette Valley, perfectly situated between the mountains and coast and a short drive to Portland or Eugene. We are a close-knit community of learners who collaborate across disciplines, value diversity and train the next generation of public health and human sciences professionals, who are increasingly in demand.

We are the perfect choice for students interested in the health professions, including athletic training, nutrition and dietetics, medicine, nursing, public health, physical and occupational therapy, counseling, health administration and policy and more. In addition to the health professions, we also train students in early childhood and physical education, as well as social services.

Name change! The College of Public Health and Human Sciences is changing its name to the College of Health. You’ll likely see both names for the next few months. We’re also reorganizing. Here's what you need to know to navigate this process.

Dean's Health Heroes

Health Heroes stand out among their fellow students and alumni. They are doing incredible and impactful work in our community, exemplifying our vision to bring health and well-being within reach for all. Get to know all of the Dean's Health Heroes.

Human services student has a passion for youth mental health.

Faith Bowen is an Indigenous Americas-Mexico student studying human development and family sciences, human services option. "I have learned the importance of prevention, empowerment and creating trauma-informed spaces for adolescents."

Meet Faith

Love science but want to apply what you’re learning to human health?

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By the numbers | Fall 2022

  • Among all of our students, 4.2% percent are international students
  • Among domestic students in our college, 18% identify as part of a racial/ethnic group that attend college at lower rates than their proportion of the US population
  • Among domestic students in our college, 32% identify as a minority
  • 2,371 total students enrolled | 2,057 undergraduate, 314 graduate students
  • 163 students at OSU-Cascades | 118 undergraduate, 45 graduate
  • 60 students in OSU Honors College
  • $400,000+ in fellowships and scholarships each year
  • $24,552,208 in research funding for FY23
  • 12+ student clubs and organizations
  • HDFS is consistently in the top 10 U.S. programs and is the No. 1 undergraduate program in Oregon
  • Public health is the 5th largest graduate program at OSU
  • Kinesiology is the 7th largest undergraduate program at OSU
  • 28,700+ alumni across the globe
  • 64+ tenured/tenure track faculty
  • 12 endowed faculty

Our good news

College of Health faculty, staff and students are doing exceptional work to create a healthier future for all. Learn more through our good news highlights.

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The college is accredited at the highest level by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

In addition, many programs carry their own accreditation.