48 months
29706 USD/year
29706 USD/year
10806 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


In the Applied Health and Fitness program from Portland State University, you will explore and apply the most current research and science in the field of exercise, physical activity, and health. 

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The OHSU-PSU School of Public Health is an innovative structure, in which we bring the best of two universities to you. Our design is a product of our innovative spirit and values: we bring that approach to you, working to chart your path into clinical, educational, policy, and direct-service health careers.

With three specialized focus areas (Fitness and Exercise, Health Coaching, and Fitness for Special Populations), we provide you with a core foundation in public health and specialized skills in exercise science that positions you to excel in the career path you seek.


Our alumni build careers in the fitness industry, corporate wellness, and in recreation facilities, as well as in health coaching. They are also well prepared to enter into graduate teacher education programs to earn licensure to teach physical education in a school setting.

With a Applied Health and Fitness program from Portland State University , alumni have found work in community- based organizations and facilities, schools, and health and rehabilitative settings, including:

  • Personal Trainer
  • Health and Wellness Coach
  • Health and wellness program manager
  • Fitness Instructor
  • Fitness Center Manager
  • Weight loss coach
  • Sports Coach
  • Physical Education teacher
  • Health promotion specialist
  • Health promotion program coordinator
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Physical Therapy Assistant

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Our Community: Our Health
  • Basic Biomechanics
  • Research in Health and Fitness
  • Nutrition for Health
  • Care and Prevention of Injuries
  • Communicable Diseases and Chronic Health Problems
  • Applied Kinesiology
  • Physiology of Exercise

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You must have a cumulative (overall) grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 when converted to the U.S. 4.0 grading scale.
  • Meet the English Language Proficiency Requirement. You may be admitted to Portland State University and an Intensive English Language Program (IELP) pathway if you do not meet PSU's English Language Proficiency Requirement. Learn more about PSU’s English language programs.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29706 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29706 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    29706 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29706 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    10806 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10806 USD per year during 48 months.

Washington Border Discount (WBD): $11,706

Living costs for Portland

1271 - 2262 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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