University of Vermont

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Weight Management Program Helps Adolescents

A program run by Connie Tompkins, assistant professor of exercise physiology, relies on established weight loss practices, such as caloric intake as part of a healthy overall nutritional plan and exercise regime, to transform the way participants look and feel.

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Department of Rehabilitation and Movement Science

A learning community of teachers, scholars and practitioners in athletic training, exercise and movement science and physical therapy

The University of Vermont's Rehabilitation and Movement Science degree programs cultivate the knowledge, skills, and behaviors essential to participation in health promotion and the management of injury and disability.

Rehabilitation and Movement Science program graduates influence individuals across the life span by fostering wellness, preventing injuries and disease, facilitating high levels of skill, maintaining or restoring fitness, and providing rehabilitation for injuries, diseases, chronic conditions, and disabilities. Meet College of Nursing & Health Sciences people >>

Dedicated faculty. Rehabilitation and movement science faculty are committed to education, research and scholarship, service to the community, and clinical practice to improve health. Learn more about our faculty >>

An integrated curriculum. Students benefit from interdisciplinary coursework, diverse clinical experiences, and individual attention. Foundational study in anatomy and physiology, nutrition, and rehabilitation and movement science complements specialty courses in each major. Curriculum >>

A foundation for the future. Professional academic advisors and faculty mentors work directly with our students from the time they arrive at the University, utilizing a unique four-year career plan to match experiential learning opportunities with student aspirations. Our graduates take jobs in in a variety of settings in high school, collegiate, and professional sports, outpatient orthopedic rehabilitation clinics, fitness settings, corporate wellness, research labs, adaptive sports programs, and more. Learn more about clinical opportunities >>

Practical experience, hands-on opportunity

The University of Vermont's clinical affiliations with collegiate and high school sports teams, outpatient orthopedic rehabilitation clinics, and the University of Vermont College of Medicine directly involve students with patients and athletes, parents, coaches and administrators, and offer interactions with athletic trainers, physical therapists, and other health care professionals. These connections also provide opportunities to observe surgery and conduct faculty-mentored research. Our programming is strengthened through partnerships with the University of Vermont Athletic Department and the UVM College of Medicine's Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation.

Degree Programs

We welcome your inquiries and visits. Contact the College of Nursing and Health Sciences Office of Student Services at or (802) 656-3858.

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