- Undergrad Program
- Graduate program
- Adapted Physical Activity
- Kinesiology Faculty
- Kinesiology Labs
Study kinesiology to help others thrive.
Corvallis Ecampus Bend
In the kinesiology major, you’ll study physical activity and exercise science and their effect on human health, disease prevention and quality of life.
Help people gain confidence and strength as a personal trainer or physical education teacher. Bring comfort and care to others as a nurse.
Earning a bachelor of science degree in kinesiology from Oregon State creates opportunities to improve lives — in health care, the fitness industry and more.
OSU's kinesiology program is ranked 3rd in the far western U.S.
Internships are integrated into your kinesiology coursework so you can be prepared for a full-time position upon graduation.
Examples of internship types:
Current kinesiology student
When kinesiology student Hallie Baker stepped out of her comfort zone, she figured out the direction for her future – nursing school and teaching the importance of wellness.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, fitness and coaching jobs are expected to grow at 10-13% and allied health care jobs at 15-37% from 2016-2026.
*May require post-baccalaureate/graduate/professional education or additional certifications/credentials to qualify for employment.
Kyle Miller, ‘19
Currently attending the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing
"I chose to major in kinesiology because it has a very wide range of nursing prerequisites and I was also interested in exercise and movement. It was the best of both worlds."
For questions about the program, application process or requirements, contact our director of student recruitment and admissions, David Cortez, MEd.