2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jun 20, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Exercise Science (BS)

Program Description 

Exercise Science is the study of the acute and chronic physiological responses and adaptations to exercise. The Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science at Vermont State University offers specializations in four areas: Exercise Professional/Strength and Conditioning, Pre-Professional Athletic Training, and Pre-Professional Physical Therapy, and Individualized Program of Study. Coursework is designed to aid students in the preparation for health/exercise science related careers, graduate school, and nationally recognized certifications, including those offered by the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Strength and Conditioning Association.  

Program Outcomes 

  1. Master knowledge and concepts fundamental to the pursuit of their disciplines, including those drawn from other fields of study. 

  1. Locate, comprehend, assess, and apply the scholarly work of scientists.  

  1. Communicate scientific information both orally and in writing. 

  1. Demonstrate the ability to follow laboratory protocols, safety standards, and data collection procedures.  

  1. Connect their course content to an internship experience. 

  1. Administer tests and interpret results in accordance with the requirements of the American College of Sports Medicine. 

  1. Instruct patients, clients, and athletes as to the proper procedures for performing self-administered fitness tests and assessing their readiness for physical activity. 

Credits Required for Program: 89-92


To obtain a degree, students must fulfill the major-specific requirements as well as satisfy all other Degree Requirements  including the General Education Requirements .