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
$350 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.
Start terms
4 per year

B.S. in Kinesiology – Online

What can you do with a kinesiology degree?

Prepare yourself for a wide variety of careers and graduate and professional programs related to exercise science by first earning your kinesiology bachelor’s degree online with Oregon State University.

With the rising interest in holistic well-being, there is an increase in career opportunities in fields related to kinesiology. This program is designed for a broad health and wellness professional and those who plan to pursue certifications and advanced degrees in fitness and conditioning, including with the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Know your value

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, people with a bachelor's degree earn on average 64% more per week than those with a high school diploma. The difference in total earnings over the course of a person's career could be as much as $1 million.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs in exercise science are expected to grow at a rate that is much faster than average through 2029.

Most common jobs for kinesiology graduates

  • Exercise physiologist
  • Fitness entrepreneur
  • Fitness program director
  • Personal trainer
  • Physical education teacher
  • Research and education
  • Strength coach
  • Strength physiologist
  • Wellness/prevention program coordinator

Career services

An added benefit is that you’ll have access to Oregon State’s Career Development Center, which provides valuable resources to help you find lifelong career success and meaningful employment in a diverse world.


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