Alysia Cohen, Ph.D., MPH, ATC


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  • Ph.D. in Exercise and Sport Science:  Oregon State University
  • Masters in Public Health (MPH):  Oregon State University
  • MA in Education, Curriculum and Instruction:  Boise State University
  • BA in Exercise and Sport Science (Athletic Training):  Oregon State University


Alysia Cohen is a Senior Instructor for the Department of Physical Activity and Health with emphasis on Health and Wellness and Exercise Science courses. Dr. Cohen’s professional experience began as Certified Athletic Trainer working with high school athletic programs and teaching Physical Education, Health, and Occupational Health classes. Her most recent professional experience includes serving as Associate Head Athletic Trainer at Northern Arizona University. A return to academics brought Dr. Cohen back to Oregon State University serving as an academic advisor for Public Health and Nutrition and Exercise Science undergraduate students. Shortly after she began her doctoral studies in Physical Activity and Public Health. Dr. Cohen’s research involves examining physical activity behaviors of youth participating in organized youth sports programs; the association between physical activity and contextual factors of physical activity in the youth sports setting, including factors related to experience, efficacy, and training of volunteer youth sports coaches. In addition, via her work with the Benton County Health Department, Dr. Cohen worked collaboratively with community organizations in developing and evaluating physical activity programs for youth with developmental and physical disabilities.

Beyond her academic work, Dr. Cohen is an avid outdoor enthusiast that enjoys running, mountain biking, skiing, gardening, and walking her dogs.