Program Description


Lyndon’s Exercise Science program is one of very few institutions in the country to be both CAAHEP Accredited and NSCA Recognized, and it is the only accredited Exercise Science program in Vermont or New Hampshire.

Why Exercise Science at Lyndon State College?

National Accreditation/Recognition, Unique Hands-On Experience, with a Small School Feel

  1. National Accreditation and Recognition: The Lyndon State College Department of Exercise Science holds national distinction as the 24th institution in the country to receive accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (2009-present) in coordination with the American College of Sports Medicine. The department is also recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s Education Recognition Program (2005-present).
  1. Unique Undergraduate Hands-On Experiences: Learn by doing – you can graduate with up to 2 years of professional work experience in the field by taking advantage of the unique undergraduate opportunities below.
  • Personal Training in the Lyndon fitness facility
  • Strength and Conditioning with NCAA athletes on campus
  • Lyndon Health/Fitness Intervention Program administration (a clinical exercise program for older adults)
  • Design your own research study and collect data in our state of the art Exercise Physiology Laboratory
  • Ever expanding internship opportunities
  • Attendance at regional and national conferences
  • Diverse faculty who are active and credentialed in the field
  • All degree concentration areas contain one or more of the following national certification examination preparation courses, embedded in the curriculum:
  • American College of Sports Medicine Certified Exercise Physiologist (ACSM-EP)
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT)

National certifications provide additional job opportunities and are valued by most graduate school programs—set yourself apart!

  1. Small School Feel and Support for Your Success: The average class size at Lyndon State College is less than 20 students, and our laboratory sections are composed of 9-12 students. This means we get to know you, and you have an opportunity to ask your questions! We also understand that exercise science is a challenging major and support your success in the following ways:
  • Department tutors are available for the majority of exercise science courses.
  • Department student mentors are available to assist new students in being successful.
  • Department faculty hold open office hours each week.
  • Lyndon State College provides excellent academic support services.

About Lyndon State College

In 1911 a one-year “normal” school for teacher training was established by the Vermont legislature at nearby Lyndon Institute. The Lyndon of today, which has grown gradually and naturally from its roots as a teacher education institution, is committed to student success, and to helping each student achieve his or her full potential. At the same time, the College continues its commitment to the community at large, striving to respond to the needs of the region and to serve as the educational, intellectual, and cultural hub of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. Serving a near-record enrollment of 1,450 students, Lyndon now focuses not only on the academic dimension of student experiences, but on the entire learning process, which includes many activities that take place outside the classroom. Lyndon State College offers two- and four-year degrees and graduate degrees in education and liberal arts. Looking to further your education without pursuing a degree? You can take many courses from our comprehensive course selection without being enrolled in a degree program.