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Gannon Exercise Science Programs Receive Initial Accreditation

Robert H. Morosky Academic Center

Robert H. Morosky Academic Center

Gannon University’s Bachelor of Science in Applied Exercise Science Program in Erie and Master of Science in Sport and Exercise Science Program in Erie and Ruskin, Fla. have received initial accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. The programs have received accreditation for the maximum period of five years, effective beginning March 20, 2020.

CAAHEP establishes standards and guidelines for academic programs that facilitate the preparation of students seeking employment in the health, fitness and exercise industries.

Initial accreditation is the first status of accreditation granted to a program that has demonstrated substantial compliance with CAAHEP Standards. Initial accreditation remains in place until another action is taken by the CAAHEP Board.

“The commission commends you and your colleagues for your commitment to continuous quality improvement in education, as demonstrated by your participation in program accreditation,” reads a statement from CAAHEP.

Suzanne Kitts, program director of applied exercise science, spoke to the significance of the programs.

“The Department of Applied Exercise Science is dedicated to educating students on the utilization of exercise and nutrition, promoting life-long health and enhancing athletic performance. In addition, undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to gather real life experiences through internships and participate in community-based service learning,” Kitts said.

Find out more about our Bachelor of Science in Applied Exercise Science and Master of Science in Sport and Exercise Science programs.

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