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
$346 Based on current tuition rates. No additional charge for nonresident students. Does not include course materials and associated fees and expenses.
Delivery
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

Curriculum

The coursework in Oregon State’s online bachelor’s in kinesiology degree program applies the College of Public Health and Human Science’s vast knowledge and expertise to an interactive and dynamic learning environment. You’ll learn from OSU faculty who are leaders in practice and research in their fields, developing hands-on skills through online labs.

Gain an in-depth understanding of the role of physical activity in health and wellness, and learn how to apply scientific concepts toward assessing and promoting physical health and fitness. The courses will also help you acquire a scientific foundation of chemistry, anatomy, physiology, nutrition and public health.

Degree requirements

A minimum of 180 quarter credits — at least 60 of which must be upper-division credits — are required to graduate with your kinesiology degree, including:

Sample course topics

  • Motor behavior
  • Sociocultural dimensions of physical activity
  • Adapted physical activity
  • Biomechanics of human movement
  • Exercise physiology
  • Psychology of sport and physical activity
  • Critical issues in kinesiology
  • Nutrition for exercise
  • Injury management
  • Power and privilege in sport

Additional program features

Experiential learning

As a kinesiology major, you will complete 3 credits of experiential learning that enable you to use and practice skills in a hands-on setting. You will work one-on-one with the program’s experiential learning coordinator to identify an opportunity that meets your learning goals and career aspirations. Read more about experiential learning as a kinesiology student. 

Transfer credits

Some degree requirements may be transferred from other institutions. Please note that a minimum of 45 credits of the last 75 credits in this degree program must be completed at Oregon State (online or on campus) to meet the academic residency requirement.

Previously earned credits will need to be reviewed upon admittance to OSU for appropriate articulation. Additional information about transferring credits is available through OSU’s Transfer Credit Central.

Add a minor

As an OSU Ecampus student, you'll have the ability to add a minor to your bachelor's degree program. Oregon State offers a diverse selection of minors online. Combine kinesiology with a minor in public health, or merge your major studies with a minor in environmental and occupational health to create an even more powerful résumé fit for today's job market.

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Notice: Oregon State University students may now take part in internships anywhere in the United States. Read more about Ecampus’ authorization and compliance.

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