Credits required
180 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 180 quarter credits are equal to 120 semester credits.*
Cost per credit
$366 Based on current tuition rates. No additional charge for nonresident students. Does not include course materials and associated fees and expenses.
Online You can complete all or nearly all requirements of this program online. View the curriculum.
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4 per year

B.S. in Kinesiology – Online

The study of movement

Immerse yourself in the study of physical activity and movement — and their effect on human health, disease prevention and quality of life — by earning your Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology degree online from Oregon State University.

Kinesiology is the study of human movement, and this program’s broad focus examines physical activity across the lifespan, from children through older adults. As a student in the “helping major” of kinesiology, you’ll gain the skills needed to start a career in the health and wellness industry or prepare for professional programs for advanced training.

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Note: This program is not designed for those who want to pursue allied health careers including physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training, nursing, physician assistant or medicine.

Learn from a leading authority on public health

This program is offered by Oregon State’s prestigious College of Health, which is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health. The College of Health will introduce you to well-rounded public health perspectives that can impact your ability to reach people at all ages and activity levels.

Benefits of learning online with Oregon State

  • All classes are developed by OSU's world-class faculty, who are known for their research, expertise and innovation.
  • Oregon State is institutionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
  • Oregon State Ecampus is consistently ranked among the nation’s 10 best providers of online education according to U.S. News & World Report.
  • OSU Ecampus students receive the same diploma as on-campus students.

Get the support you need

Our goal is to help you succeed. That’s why, as an OSU Ecampus student, you’ll have access to vital resources like success coaching, library services, free online tutoring and career guidance – making your online learning experience collaborative and rewarding.

Upcoming Ecampus information sessions

Attend one of our upcoming events to talk with Ecampus about how to enroll and learn more about the online student experience.

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