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The University of Vermont's Exercise Science program engages students in the theory and application of exercise science to the health, fitness and disease prevention of diverse populations.

Students benefit from low student-to-faculty ratios and a program that facilitates early engagement, hands-on experience, and applied interprofessional learning. Laboratory-based coursework introduces students to state-of-the-art technologies and tools, including 3D spatial kinematic modeling, metabolic cart and fitness testing, and DEXA Scan technology. View the Exercise Science curriculum >>

A wide range of clinical, research, and community experiences exist under the supervision of faculty researchers and clinicians in exercise physiology, adapted physical activity, pediatric obesity, biomechanics, kinesiology, motor control, and exercise psychology. Learn more about our research facilities >>

Major requirements

Beyond the classroom

Senior Capstone Experience

In the senior year, students participate in a capstone experience under the direct supervision of faculty or health and wellness professionals on campus or at an off-campus affiliate site. Senior capstone experiences include - but are not limited to - clinical internships in the community, research assistantships and independent faculty-mentored research, service learning projects, and teaching assistantships.

Research Opportunities

Clinical, research, and community experiences supervised by faculty researchers and clinicians in exercise physiology, adapted physical activity, pediatric obesity, biomechanics, kinesiology, motor control and exercise psychology are widely available to students.

Clubs and Organizations

Student organizations such as UVM Rescue, club and varsity sports and the Exercise Science Club provide additional opportunities for involvement.

Study Abroad

With thoughtful planning and communication with an advisor early in their academic career, exercise and movement science students have studied abroad in Spain, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, among other places. Students in the major have also participated in travel study courses to Iceland during academic breaks.

4 Year Plan for Career Success

Graduate employment rate

94%

Careers

  • Exercise physiologist
  • Fitness specialist
  • Strength and conditioning specialist
  • Corporate wellness director

Where alumni work

  • U.S. Paralympics
  • NHL's New York Rangers
  • YMCA