Kinesiology Graduate Programs

Kinesiology Graduate Programs at Oregon State

Study human movement and its effect on health

The Oregon State kinesiology graduate program offers Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Master of Science (MS) degree programs.

Master's degree in Kinesiology

In the master's degree in kinesiology, you'll incorporate the sciences — including anatomy, physiology, sociology and psychology — when looking at the effect of movement on the body.

Doctorate in Kinesiology

In the kinesiology PhD program, you’ll focus on the theoretical and practical study of human movement for the promotion of optimal health and disease prevention.

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Kinesiology research

As a student in the kinesiology graduate program, you will collaborate with world-class faculty members on interdisciplinary research. Faculty study a broad range of areas, including:

  • Molecular and cellular basis of metabolic disease and lifestyle interventions
  • Movement in children with disability
  • Improving access to play, sport and physical activity in children and adolescents
  • Exercise energy metabolism, athletic performance and body composition
  • Biomechanics and motor control
  • Bone health and reducing fractures
  • Sports injury prevention

Graduate assistantships are available in teaching and research to highly qualified candidates.

Annual support ranges from $9,595-$22,176 and includes a tuition waiver.

Kyle Derosia

Kyle DeRosia, MS, CSCS

Kinesiology PhD student

Kyle is pursuing a PhD in kinesiology and is studying the effects of preparation time and strength on agility performance. He received a Challenge Scholarship from the National Strength and Conditioning Association Foundation.

Choose your area of concentration

Biophysical kinesiology

Includes disciplines such as biomechanics, exercise science and/or motor control.

Psychosocial kinesiology

Includes disciplines such as motor development, sport and exercise psychology and/or sociology of sport.

Contact us

David Cortez, MEd

Our graduate recruiter can answer your questions about Oregon State graduate programs and chat about your interests, the application process and more.

Email David or call 541-737-5616.