Sport and Exercise Science


  • Program Overview

    Sport and Exercise Science

    The Sport and Exercise Science Department prepares students for employment and/or graduate training in many areas including, but not limited to: 

    • exercise physiology
    • athletic training
    • strength and conditioning
    • sport nutrition
    • sport psychology
    • physician assistant
    • physical therapy
    • health and wellness program administration
    • medicine and allied health professions

     

    • kinesiology
    • exercise science
    • fitness technician
    • personal trainer
    • fitness specialist
    •  athletic coach
    • physical activity project coordinator
    • corporate fitness
    • pharmaceutical sales representative
    • biomechanics

     

     

    Recreation Center

    Dedicated labs in the recently renovated Morosky Academic Center will combine with the projected completion of the Human Performance Center in the renovated Recreation Center in the summer of 2014 to provide enhanced hands on learning with state of the art equipment such as a BodPod body composition analysis system, a wireless EMG system to assess muscle activity in real sport settings, a motion capture movement analysis camera system, gait analysis, stationary and mobile VO2max assessment, high end treadmills, a multi-rider Computrainer cycling system, stationary bikes and complete strength testing equipment. We attribute this, along with engaged faculty and representative coursework in the sciences and upper level courses such as exercise physiology, sport nutrition, exercise testing and prescription, biomechanics, kinesiology, motor development, learning and performance, and athletic injury care and prevention to our nearly 100% student placement rate in a field of their choice. 

    Program Options

    • Bachelor of Science in Sport & Exercise Science (Exercise Science Track, Pre-Physician Assistant Track, Pre-Medical Track)
    • Bachelor of Science in Human Performance & Nutrition
    • Accelerated 3+2 Bachelor of Science/Master of Athletic Training dual degree option (Qualified students begin the Master of Athletic Training graduate program in their 4th year of study. Successful students are awarded a B.S. degree in Sport & Exercise Science after their 4th year and a M.A.T. graduate degree after their 5th year.)
    • Accelerated 3+2 Bachelor of Science/Master of Science in Sport & Exercise Science dual degree option ( Qualified students begin coursework toward the Master of Science in Sport & Exercise Science in their 4th year of study. Successful students are awarded a B.S. degree in Sport & Exercise Science after their 4th year and a M.S. in Sport & Exercise Science after their 5th year.)
    • Accelerated 3+3 Bachelor of Science/Doctor of Physical Therapy dual degree option ( Qualified students begin the Doctor of Physical Therapy graduate program in their 4th year of study. Successful students are awarded a B.S. degree in Sport & Exercise Science after their 4th year and a D.P.T after their 6th year.)
    • 4+3 Bachelor of Science/Doctor of Physical Therapy Guarantee option ( Qualified students earned admission to the Doctor of Physical Therapy graduate program upon admission as freshmen and keep that guaranteed spot provided they meet academic requirements through 4 years of undergraduate education.)

    Liberal Studies Core

    The Liberal Studies Core Curriculum is one reflection of Gannon University's commitment to its Catholic identity. The Core's design offers students a defined, integrated, shared experience as the foundation for their undergraduate program.