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Exercise scientists study human motion to understand and foster safe, active and healthy lifestyle behaviors in others. Gannon University's applied exercise science program will prepare you to become a leader in preventing diseases, enhancing athletic performance, rehabilitating injuries and making life truly enjoyable for those in your community.
Learn in two of our innovative laboratory spaces:
Gain real-world knowledge through key courses including:
Sport Psychology: Learn psychological factors related to sports involvement and performance including elite athlete motivation and performance, intervention and performance enhancement, and anxiety and skill performance.
Human Motor Control: Explore the nature and control of movement and identify solutions for those with movement disorders.
Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries: Gain the foundational knowledge and skills needed to recognize, evaluate and treat athletic injuries to the head, face, spine, torso and extremities.
Achieve the Possibilities
Students will gain advanced knowledge and skills in applied exercise science that will enable career success. Our program will let you:
Collaborate with organizations and agencies to complete a 100+ hour practicum in a setting reflective of your career interest.
Secure highly sought-after careers in a wide array of fields including athletic training, coaching, corporate wellness, medicine, sports nutrition, strength and conditioning and more.
Earn a median annual wage of $51,000, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
“My program experience has been one I feel I could not get anywhere else. The Gannon faculty and staff have taken me in and treated me like family since day one. It is an indescribable feeling to be surrounded by an army of people that wish nothing but success for me and my future.”
Phone: 814-871-7240Toll Free: 1-800-426-6668
Office Location:Gitnik Manse162 W. Sixth St.
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Suzanne KittsAssistant ProfessorChairpersonDrct, Nutrition & Hum Perfor
John MosinskiAssistant Professor
Elizabeth StarnsAssistant Professor
Kory StaufferAssociate ProfessorGraduate Program Director
Jason WillowAssistant Professor
Megan GoodrichAdjunct Lecturer
Mary McDadeAdjunct Lecturer
Rhonda MooreAdjunct Lecturer