Health Science, B.S.

Prepare to support others as they move toward greater health and well-being. In the B.S. in Health Science program at Vermont State University, you’ll take courses in nutrition, health, fitness, psychology, biology, chemistry, and more that will lay a foundation for a range of paths within the allied health professions.

You’ll then choose one of four concentrations, including an accelerated pre-athletic training program, to add specialized knowledge to align with your career goals. Whether you plan to continue your training in a professional allied health program or launch out as a wellness coach, personal trainer, health educator, or other helping professional, abundant hands-on experience and a supportive environment will give you skills and confidence for what’s next.

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Why Study Health Science at Vermont State?

  • Versatile Foundation: Prepare for a future in health care. A bachelor’s degree in Health Science provides you with professional knowledge and skills essential for future employment, whichever direction you take. All Health Science majors complete an internship, clinical, or research experience, allowing you to gain hands-on experience before you graduate. 
  • Growing Field: With an aging population and a greater focus on quality of life and longevity, jobs in health and wellness are plentiful, both locally and nationally. Eight out of the top 20 fastest-growing occupations are allied health careers. 
  • Meaningful Impact: When you graduate, you’ll be equipped with tools to improve the quality of life of those in your community, regardless of the path you pursue. Our curriculum focuses on wellness promotion and injury and disease prevention in diverse populations. 
  • Excellent Grad School Preparation: Open the door to advanced training. Our graduates frequently receive preferred admission to several schools, including Vermont State’s Master of Athletic Training, Russell Sage College Graduate School, and Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences. 

    Students can go on to earn a Master’s in Occupational Therapy (MS-OT), a Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) from Russell Sage, or participate in the 3+4 Pharmacy Degree with Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences. 

Concentrations in Health Science, B.S.

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Sample Courses

  • Nutrition in Health & Performance 
  • Current Health Issues 
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology I & II 
  • Introduction to Psychology 

Student Stories

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“The professors know who you are, even in lecture classes like anatomy or chemistry. That connection really made me not want to disappoint them and try that much harder to do well in their classes.” 

Grandon Smith
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“My advisors have been super helpful about everything, from classes to more personal help — which I wouldn’t have received at a bigger school. Here, I’m not just a number.” 

Jocelyn Pellerin

Meet Our Faculty

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Professor / Program Director

  • Castleton Campus

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Exercise Science Program Coordinator

Assistant Professor, Health Science Co-Coordinator

  • Castleton Campus

Associate Professor

  • Castleton Campus


  • Castleton Campus

Assistant Professor

  • Johnson Campus

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