The Exercise Science program at UVM provides hands-on experience and early engagement in campus- and community-based settings that will prepare you for professional practice in health and fitness, performance, and prevention and rehabilitation of injuries in individuals across the lifespan and health continuum.
As a graduate of UVM’s Exercise Science program, you will be prepared for careers in sport and fitness centers, employee wellness programs, community rehabilitation clinics, and other health-related positions.
Why Choose UVM?
Laboratory-based coursework. UVM provides experience with state-of-the-art body composition technology, metabolic cart and fitness testing, and cardiorespiratory outcomes assessment tools.
Hands-on practice. You will apply new skills in UVM’s Human Performance Center and Adapted Physical Activity labs.
Professional experience. UVM’s affiliations with UVM Medical Center, Burlington YMCA, VASTA Physical Therapy and Performance, Special Olympics and many other community settings provide opportunities for observation, knowledge application, and important professional skill practice.
Strong foundation for graduate study. Students often pursue advanced study in a variety of health professions including physical therapy, occupational therapy, chiropractics, public health, and clinical exercise physiology.
What You Will Learn
As a student in UVM’s Exercise Science program, you will develop an in-depth understanding of the theory and application of exercise to health, fitness, and the prevention of disease. The Exercise Science degree requires:
- 43 credits of core coursework
- 15 credits of general education coursework
- 16 credits of foundational sciences (biology, chemistry, anatomy and physiology)
- Related coursework in nutrition, public health and health promotion, professional seminars
- Optional minor or certificate