Exercise Science, B.S. |
- Sports Medicine: Pre-professional Athletic Training 4+2 (in partnership with Plymouth State University
- Sports Medicine: Pre-professional Physical Therapy (Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, or Physicians Assistant)
- Health and Fitness – Strength and Conditioning
Sports Management, B.S. |
Minors: Exercise Science, Athletic Coaching Education
National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certifications
- Certified Personal Trainer
- Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certifications
- Certified Personal Trainer
- Health and Fitness Specialist
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) in coordination with the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). Lyndon is only the 24th institution to receive this distinction out of 408 Exercise Science programs nationally.
National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
Lyndon is one of only five programs in the US that is both accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs and recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Results Oriented Program Approval (ROPA) for teaching physical education, State of Vermont
Exercise Science at Lyndon
Lyndon’s Exercise Science Department combines fundamental interdisciplinary study in the natural sciences and liberal arts, with extensive laboratory, experiential and professional learning.
The Exercise Science Department has received recognition from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), which makes it 1 of only 5 schools in the nation to be both CAAHEP accredited and NSCA recognized.
All our students benefit from small class sizes and the personal attention of a dedicated faculty; Lyndon is a close-knit community of scholars. Students in the department partake in experiential learning on Lyndon’s campus, by way of the College’s fitness center and the department’s new laboratory space. Students and faculty members attend district and national conferences to present papers and network with other students, teachers, and professionals in the field.
As noted, hands-on learning is a cornerstone of Lyndon’s educational philosophy. In addition to on-campus opportunities, here are some of the workplaces where our students are learning by doing. In many cases these are paid positions.
- Bellows Free Academy-Fairfax High School
- Buxton (Maine) Recreation
- Dan Wyand Physical Therapy
- First in Fitness
- Freedom Physical Therapy
- Lyndon State College Sports Information Office
- Northern Physical Therapy
- Northeast Sports Network
- Porter Rehabilitation Center
- PT Health Connection
- University of Vermont
- Vermont Mountaineers Baseball Team
Accomplishments and Growth
- In 2005 the department joined in a nationwide campaign called You Can! Steps to a HealthierUS! As part of their coursework, students launched the campaign promoting nutrition and physical activity campus wide.
- In 2006, the initiative continued as part of a yearlong celebration of the President’s Council on Physical Fitness. The Green on Gold Movement Competition, the LSC Spring Triathlon and a 3-on-3 basketball competition were just some of the activities created by Exercise Science students as part of the program.
- These efforts culminated in a 2006 Vermont Governor’s Award for Work Site Wellness, Physical Fitness, and Sports.
- In 2010, the program received accreditation by the CAAHEP, one of only 24 programs in the nation accredited by that agency.
Careers in Exercise Science
Lyndon State College offers the undergraduate major in exercise science with a number of career opportunities to explore. Careers in exercise science and sports medicine incorporate a comprehensive team of health care professionals trained in a variety of disciplines such as:
- Athletic training
- Physical therapy
- Teaching physical education
- Exercise physiology
- Sports psychology
- Adrian Guyer, CSCS: Owner, XIP Performance Systems
- Christopher Dorsey: Assistant Coach Men’s Basketball, Daniel Webster College
- Jodie Greenwood (Utica College) and Tynisha Lacroix (University of New England): graduate students in occupational therapy
- Michael Paul, Alex Rheaume, and Lance Berry: graduate students in physical therapy at University of Vermont