What is kinesiology?

Put your future in motion

Kinesiology is the study of movement.

With a kinesiology degree, you'll gain a scientific foundation in chemistry, anatomy and physiology, as well as nutrition and public health.

Kinesiology professionals help individuals get back to the movement they love, and help others with disabilities from infants through adulthood.

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What can you do with a kinesiology degree?

At Oregon State, we focus on exercise science and physical activity and its effect on human health, disease prevention and quality of life.

With a degree in kinesiology, you could become a personal trainer, physical education teacher, nurse, physical therapy aide, wellness/prevention program coordinator and more.

Advocate for physical activity for all

Learn about adapted physical activity and get hands-on experience with our nationally recognized programs.

Go from kinesiology to medical school

Earn a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology while setting yourself up for success for medical school.

Participate in research

Get your hands dirty and become more competitive in the job market and graduate school admissions.

Yulin Hu, ’21

Yulin Hu, ’21
Currently attending the University of Southern California’s doctor of physical therapy program

“Studying kinesiology helped me learn human movement science and injury properties. My career goal is to be a health care professional and help others get back to their daily functions.”