About the Concentration in an Individualized Program of Study
This unique NVU-Lyndon exercise science concentration is reserved for students who want advanced study in the field of exercise science. The areas you could choose from include pre-professional occupational therapy*, pre-professional physician assistant, pre-professional nursing, pre-professional dietetics, and other related allied health professions.
Set Yourself Apart
You will pursue a bachelor’s degree in exercise science from NVU and then apply to a graduate program of your choice. You will also prepare for one or more national certification examinations, such as the American College of Sports Medicine Certified Exercise Physiologist (ACSM-EP) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and/or Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT) exams. You’ll work closely with your faculty advisor to create a proposed individualized program of study, which must be approved by department faculty before you enter the concentration program.
*Doctor of Physical Therapy/Master of Occupational Therapy Articulation Agreement:
The Department of Exercise Science has an agreement with Methodist University of North Carolina. The top two graduating students, as voted by department faculty, in both pre-professional physical therapy and the individualized program of study (pre-professional occupational therapy) will be granted admission to the respective graduate programs at Methodist University, pending meeting all admissions criteria and a successful on-campus interview.
- Physician Assistant
- Occupational Therapist
- Registered Nurse
- Fitness Center Owner/Manager
- Littleton Regional Health Care
- Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital
- Trace Therapeutics