• Master of Sport and Exercise Science, Ruskin, Florida Virtual Information Session

    February 18 and March 5 from 5-6 p.m.

    Gannon University in Ruskin, Fla. invites you to learn more about pursuing a graduate program in Sport and Exercise Science. Join us for a virtual information session either February 18 or March 5 from 5 - 6 p.m. EST. Students entering the M.S. in Sport and Exercise Science program will gain knowledge and experience not only in improving the performance of elite athletes, but also addressing the concerns of both recreational movers as well as those who are currently sedentary. Individuals with advanced degrees in exercise science, human performance and related fields are at the forefront of initiatives aimed at combating obesity and the health ramifications associated with the global epidemic. 

    Expert faculty will detail your journey by reviewing program curriculum and clinical education requirement, as well as employment opportunities. Admissions representatives will review the application process and admissions requirements, as well as financial aid and graduate assistantship opportunities. We invite you to join us by video or phone. Registration is required and a virtual link will be sent via email before the session. Please call 814-871-7474 or email graduate@gannon.edu to register for either session. 


  • Ruskin Campus Tour


  • Physical Therapy Lab

     Physical Therapy Lab

    About the Campus

    The Florida site is an innovative response to the increasing demand for high-quality graduate education in disciplines that serve the rapidly expanding health care sector of the Florida economy. The additional site increases the opportunity for Gannon University students, prospective students and faculty to help meet the need for health professionals in a state where the population of both older persons and school-age persons is growing.

    Our extensive market research spanned the country and several states with growing populations. The west coast of Florida had the optimal balance of growing population of college-age students, a growing need for health care professionals combined with a limited number of graduate health care professional programs and an extremely welcoming community. 

    The additional site was also chosen for its congruence with Gannon University's Mission and Catholic Identity. The University was encouraged to find open and eager partners within the Ruskin community, the Catholic Diocese of St. Petersburg and at potential sites for clinical and field placements.

    Our high quality graduate programs can be offered effectively at the new site and can contribute to growth, both in Ruskin and on the flagship Erie campus. Indeed, the integration of additional sites and the synergies they will generate are vital to the continued momentum and success of the Erie campus.

    Gannon University recently welcomed its largest enrollment in 23 years at a time when many colleges and universities in the northeast are facing enrollment declines.

    "The Ruskin campus leverages Gannon's program strengths and capacity to deliver high-quality education," said Gannon President Keith Taylor, Ph.D. "This initiative speaks to the academic, financial and organizational health of Gannon and our Erie campus into which we have invested $60 million in the last six years and intend to invest an additional $20-$25 million in the next three years."

    Among the current investments are the $14.5 million project to modernize the Recreation and Wellness Center, the opening of the Center for Communication and the Arts and the opening next spring of the Center for Business Ingenuity, which will house the Dahlkemper School of Business, the Erie Technology Incubator and the Small Business Development Center.

    "This investment is about our students and ensuring their access to exceptional education," Taylor said. "In 1944, we received permission from the Commonwealth to offer degrees in Pennsylvania. Seventy years later, we are moving forward in the spirit of our founder, Archbishop John Mark Gannon, by offering graduate degrees in Florida."

  • Dedication and Blessing


  • Dedication and Blessing Photo Gallery



Gannon University Institute for Health and Cyber Knowledge (I-HACK)

Gannon University announces the launch of the Institute for Health and Cyber Knowledge (I-HACK).