Welcome to the College of Health!

Healthy People

Healthy Families

Healthy Communities

Rick Settersten

Dean's Message

I warmly welcome you to the College of Health, where we are united by a profound commitment to nurturing healthier lives and communities and ensuring the next generation of globally minded health professionals.

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We passionately believe that health is for all people. Our world-leading faculty and committed students work to prevent disease and injury, identify factors that affect health and well-being, inform policy, and shape environments that improve lives and help everyone, from children to seniors, thrive.

We serve others, enjoy meaningful careers and lives, innovate, approach health and well-being through a lens of equity, and co-create knowledge and solutions to pressing health challenges in the far corners of Oregon, the nation and world.

Our four main degree programs – Human Development and Family Sciences, Kinesiology, Nutrition, and Public Health – are offered in Corvallis, and a few of our programs are offered at OSU-Cascades. A number of online degrees, minors, certificates and microcredentials are taught by our faculty via OSU Ecampus to meet the needs of a variety of learners.

Our graduates are part of the next generation of high-demand health professionals and a family of more than 29,000 college alumni around the globe.

In 2023-24, we underwent a name change and reorganization. Change is hard, but we do hard things, and we’re excited about a prosperous future.

Our vision

Lifelong health and well-being for every person, family and community in Oregon, the nation and world.

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Creating health equity, finding real-world solutions, building community and helping students create a meaningful life are part of our mission. These goals are reflected in our passion, commitment, collaboration and innovation and are reflected in the joy we bring to our work.


We offer four programs in three schools, which include 12 endowed faculty and nearly 2,500 students in Corvallis and at OSU-Cascades.

By the numbers


~1,800 undergraduates
~265 graduate students


~200 students at OSU-Cascades


~26% first generation


3% veterans


$24.5 million in research funding


29,000+ alumni around the globe


~36% of domestic students identify as a race other than white


12 endowed faculty


$425,000+ in fellowships and scholarships each year


Good news

Good news and high fives to celebrate our faculty, staff, students and alumni.


Stories of news, teaching, research and outreach.

Health Heroes

Our students and alumni are doing incredible and impactful work in our community, exemplifying our vision to bring health and well-being within reach for all.

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Are you on the right path to make the world a healthier place? The first step is important - and your journey begins here.


Many of the programs in the College of Health hold program-level accreditations.