To create a healthier world out there,
start here.

Find your place in the world of health and well-being.

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Human Development and Family Sciences

Make a difference in the health of people and families.


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Use physical activity to improve health and well-being.


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Study nutrition for a fresh take on food.


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Public Health

Take on the world’s most pressing health challenges.


Be surrounded by those who believe health is a human right


Become a champion of health equity

Our faculty and students are problem-solvers who care about the health of all people, regardless of economic means, cultures or communities.

They also think about issues affecting us across our lives, from early childhood education to living better, longer.

We’ll prepare you to dig deep into the greatest health challenges facing people in Oregon and beyond.

Are you ready? Then let’s get started!

Opportunities are here. Will you seize them?

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The right path for you

Our college degree programs and public health and human sciences courses will put you on a path to the career you always wanted.

Your career possibilities are bright:

  • Health care occupations are expected to grow 14%
  • Community and social service occupations are expected to grow 11%
  • 250,000+ public health workers are needed to meet the world’s current needs

Is a career in medicine, nursing or allied health in your future?

Your OSU degree can launch your health care career.

If you plan to attend nursing or medical school, or are interested in other health care training, such as physical therapy or occupational health, you’re in the right place!

We’ll pair you with an academic advisor to ensure you meet your health care education goals.

Your pre-med and health education path starts here.

Pre-med public health major Ammara Molvi is committed to social justice

Nursing school is next step for Logan Weeks, ’18

Emily Burney, ’18, used an international internship to prepare for med school

How will you improve your community?


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As Oregon’s first accredited College of Public Health and Human Sciences, we take on our greatest challenges to health.

We’re a full-time and part-time public college, and offer online university courses through top ranked Ecampus.

Oregon is for explorers

Marys Peak
45 minutes to the highest peak in the Oregon Coast Range
Oregon Coast
60 minutes to the beauty of the Pacific Ocean
90 minutes to one of the top destination cities in the country

Ready to make the world a healthier place?