Sport and Exercise Science

  • Program Overview

    Gannon University offers the Master of Science in Sport and Exercise Science with a concentration in Human Performance. This M.S. degree is a 36 credit-hour program that is designed to be completed in one calendar year. Students can expect to receive advanced education in many facets of human performance including the physiological, biomechanical, nutritional and psychological factors that both enhance and limit our movement capabilities. The program offers two degree options: a thesis option, and a non-thesis, year-long internship option. All classes are offered in the evening to accommodate working students and a part-time option is available for students who are unable to devote the time necessary to attend on a full-time basis. The program is designed to prepare students for gainful employment and/or further graduate training. 

    Features of the Program


    1. Academic year-long internship for non thesis students many serving as a strength and conditioning coaches with one of our athletic teams at the university
    2. All students will be expected to sit for certification exams offered through nationally recognized organizations at the conclusion of the summer session
    3. Courses offered primarily in the evenings to accommodate interested students who are currently in the workforce or wish to attain full-time employment while completing their graduate degree
    4. Entry to the program can be granted as a freshmen with the option of taking graduate course work as a undergraduate senior


    Program Options

    • Master of Science with a major in Sport and Exercise Science