This unique Exercise Science Concentration in Individualized Program of Study prepares you to move on to graduate study on your way to a career as a Physician Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Registered Nurse, Fitness Center Owner/Manager, or one of many other possibilities. You’ll earn a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and prepare for one or more national certification examinations, such as the American College of Sports Medicine Certified Exercise Physiologist (ACSM-EP) or the National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA-CSCS) and/or Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT) exams. You’ll work closely with your faculty advisor to create a proposed individualized program of study, which must be approved by department faculty before you enter the concentration program.
We understand that the cost and value of your education is important to you. That’s why we’re committed to being one of the most affordable colleges in Vermont and why more than 80% of our students receive aid. We're here to help you fit this program into your unique financial picture. Contact this program's Admissions Counselor any time to discuss what types of financial aid are right for you.
Combined with scholarships and aid, a Vermont State education is within reach for students from all financial backgrounds. Speak with our Admissions Counselor to estimate what your true out-of-pocket costs might be for this program.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition for Exercise Science, B.S.
$9,984 Full Time Annual
$19,992 Full Time Annual
Total Mandatory Fees
Undergraduate (In-Person / In-Person Plus)
$1,416 Full Time Annual
Housing and Food
$7,830 Full Time Annual
Standard Food Plan
$5,068 Full Time Annual
For complete information on tuition and fees across all programs and locations, as well as indirect costs of attendance, visit the complete tuition and fees page.
Why Study Individualized Program of Study at Vermont State
Multiple Career Options: Prepare for pre-professional occupational therapy, pre-professional physician assistant, pre-professional nursing, pre-professional dietetics, and other related health professions.
Close Relationships with Faculty: You’ll work one-on-one with our expert faculty on the topics that interest you most – for a deeply fulfilling educational experience.
Unique Hands-On Experience: Learn by doing and graduate with up to two years of professional work experience in the field through unique undergraduate internship experiences.
What You’ll Learn
You’ll gain a broad foundation in exercise science and combine it with specialized knowledge in your chosen area of emphasis.
We offer numerous internship opportunities, at these and many other sites:
Chiropractic Associates of Bedford
Littleton Regional Health Care
Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital
Our research quality exercise physiology laboratories provide a location for laboratory activities, faculty research, and student research, and contain specialized equipment including metabolic carts, a military-grade treadmill with harness, electrocardiograms, a Veletron cycle ergometer, and a BodPod.
Our on-campus fitness facilities provide a location for students to train, practice, and apply techniques and programming learned in the classroom.
Our athletic training rooms provide an opportunity for students to assist our head athletic trainers and gain unique hands-on experience.
American College of Sports Medicine Certified Exercise Physiologist (ACSM-EP)
National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA-CSCS)
“Dr. Justin Carlstrom motivated me to work to my full potential and encouraged me to take on any opportunities that came my way, no matter how small. It is that mindset, of being open to experiences, that got me where I am today.”