Nationally Recognized

National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)

Lyndon is one of very few 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.

Program Endorsement

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 one of very few schools in the nation to be both CAAHEP accredited and NSCA recognized. Lyndon is the only accredited exercise science program in Vermont or New Hampshire.

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


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