From here on out, everyone will feel your impact.
The Northern Vermont University-Lyndon exercise science program offers a deep scientific foundation and hands-on experiences. That combination and the preparation you'll get for certifications means you’ll be pursuing your professional and graduate school goals before you graduate.
You'll take courses in anatomy and physiology, care and prevention of injuries, kinesiology, research methods, chemistry, physics, and other subjects. And depending on your concentration, you can graduate with up to two years of professional work experience with our unique undergraduate opportunities. Students in our challenging program benefit from small class sizes with personal attention, department tutors, student mentors, and supportive faculty with open-office hours.
Aim Higher with National Certifications
You will set yourself apart with national certifications that will open up career options and are valued by most graduate school programs. Our Department of Exercise Science holds national distinction with dual accreditations by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs in coordination with the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s Education Recognition Program.
All degree concentration areas offer one or more of the following national certification examination preparation courses:
- American College of Sports Medicine Certified Exercise Physiologist (ACSM-EP)
- National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
- National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT)
Prepare for Your Career with Real-World Opportunities:
- Personal training in our campus fitness facility
- Strength and conditioning with Lyndon's NCAA athletes
- Lyndon Health/Fitness Intervention Program (a clinical exercise program for older adults)
- Design your own research study and collect data in our state-of-the-art exercise physiology laboratory
- An increasing number of internship opportunities
- Attendance at regional and national conferences