Study Health at Oregon State University

Help others. Make a difference.

Study in the College of Health.

Shape the future of health for people, families and communities

As a graduate student at Oregon State, you’ll work closely with faculty and peers who share your passion and commitment to health equity and well-being for all.

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Graduate degrees in health

We offer graduate degree programs in Corvallis, at OSU-Cascades in Bend and online via Oregon State Ecampus.

  The GRE is not required. We have eliminated this barrier to promote a more equitable, diverse and inclusive student body.

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Adapted Physical Education (MAPE)

Adapted Physical Education (MAPE)

Earn a master of adapted physical education degree to become a K-12 physical education and adapted physical education teacher.

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Athletic Training (MATRN)

Athletic Training (MATRN)

As an athletic trainer, you will form unique relationships with athletes and patients, helping them prevent and manage injuries and illnesses to maintain physical and mental well-being.

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Nutrition (MS)

The Master of Science in Nutrition at Oregon State University is designed to provide you with advanced training in nutrition through course work and research.

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Nutrition (PhD)

Nutrition (PhD)

Pursue cutting-edge nutrition research focused on improving human health; and prepare for your professional career in academia, government or industry.

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Nutrition analyzing data

Nutrition - Professional Dietetics
(MS-PD)

This accredited program meets the new CDR graduate degree requirement, stating that after 2024, a graduate degree is mandatory to be eligible to take the RDN credential exam.

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Kinesiology (MS)

If you thrive on sharing your enthusiasm for health and physical activity with others, consider focusing that passion on a master’s degree in kinesiology.

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Kinesiology (PhD)

Kinesiology (PhD)

Dive deep into the theoretical and practical study of human movement for the promotion of optimal health and disease prevention. Choose to concentrate in biophysical kinesiology or psychosocial Kinesiology.

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MPH Online – Public health practice

Oregon State’s online MPH program prepares you to take on leadership roles informing public health action. With an emphasis on public health systems, policy and prevention intervention, you can look forward to jobs centered around program management and implementation in public health or allied health settings.

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Master of Public Health Program

Public Health (MPH)

Create meaningful solutions to complex health challenges. You can choose from seven different on-campus options, including epidemiology, biostatistics and more.

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Public Health (PhD)

Public Health (PhD)

Be prepared for a career in research, university teaching in graduate programs, policy analysis and development, or high-level public health positions.

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Human Development and Family Studies (PhD)

Human Development and Family Studies (PhD)

Get research-based training for an interdisciplinary understanding of individuals and families, preparing you for a successful career in research and teaching.

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Sam Ross PhD '19

Samantha Ross, PhD ‘19

Kinesiology

“OSU offered an exciting opportunity to study kinesiology and adapted physical activity. It was exciting to explore connections between the design and delivery of physical activity instruction for individuals with disabilities, and broader community-based health promotion.”

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Thomas Packebush

Thomas Packebush

Pursuing MPH in Epidemiology

“The faculty in the College of Health are extremely knowledgeable and highly supportive of students.”

“Additionally, Corvallis is a wonderful city to live in; there are countless opportunities to get involved in the community and explore the great outdoors that Oregon has to offer.”

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Alexis Merculief

Alexis Merculief, PhD student

Human Development and Family Studies

“I love the focus in our program and the emphasis and understanding about the importance of context in human development. The lab that I’m working in with Megan McClelland studies the cognitive skills that help young kids regulate their behavior and emotion.”

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Brooke Green

Brooke Green, MSN-PD ‘21

Nutrition

“My graduate courses deepend my knowledge of research, nutrition science and nutrition counseling. My internship gave me a broad view of what being a registered dietitian would look like. I currently teach culinary and nutrition at a middle school.”

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If you have questions about Oregon State graduate programs, the application process and requirements, or want to chat about your interests, our College of Health recruitment team is happy to help.

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