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 year long 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.