Beginning July 2023, Northern Vermont University will be part of Vermont State University.

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Northern Vermont University will join with Castleton University and Vermont Technical College to become Vermont State University on July 1, 2023.

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Jump in and Make a Difference That Lasts with a Degree in Health Sciences

As a student in our health sciences bachelor of science program, you will have incredible hands-on opportunities through internships and research. You’ll develop the real-world skills employers expect by working with multiple ages in diverse settings. When you graduate, you’ll be ready to excel in an exploding health education field.

With so many career choices in the health, medicine, and physical education fields for our graduates, we help you find and follow your direction by offering two concentrations for you to choose from:

  • Health and Wellness Coaching — Prepare for a career in personal training, corporate health and wellness, community health education, or health/wellness counseling. You’ll also be well-prepared for examinations and certificates recognized by the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching.
  • Pre-Professional Health Studies — You’ll be on the fast track for admission into a graduate program in nutrition, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistance, and related health disciplines.

North sees straight to the problem and gets straight to fixing it

Whichever path you decide on, you’ll gain valuable hands-on experience by working with supportive, collaborative faculty in our state-of-the-art labs. Students expand their skills by helping with nationally recognized research on nutrition and injury prevention. You’ll master the relevant sciences, explore health and disease, and use cutting-edge equipment and technology to gain an edge in the job market or graduate school.

Secondary Licensure

Students who earn a bachelor of science degree in health sciences are eligible to pursue endorsement for secondary education teacher licensure. Learn more about licensure requirements here. 

View Degree Requirements – Health and Wellness Coaching

View Degree Requirements – Pre-Professional Health Studies

Our Alumni

Our Alumni Work in these Occupations. Chief Executives, Massage Therapists, Exercise Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors, Coaches and Scouts, Registered Nurses, Radiologic Technologists and Technicians, Our Alumni Live in these Cities. Burlington, VT, Johnson, VT, Portland, OR, Colchester, VT, Keene, NH, Los Angeles, CA, Our Alumni Work Here. Stowe Mountain Lodge, The University of Vermont Medical Center Inc, Advanced Athletic Training Solutions, L.L.C., Aman Therapeutic Massage, LLC, Basketball Is Life Foundation Inc., Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center,


A young man poses in front of weight lifting equipment, smiling, looking at camera.

“It’s hard to believe how much we learned every semester. The faculty members were life-changing in the way they interacted with us and how knowledgeable they are in their field.”

– Michael Sigsbury ’17


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