Students have the option to complete an unparalleled, hands-on internship experience with one of Gannon's 23 athletic teams or to complete a clinical experience with any one of the many rehabilitation settings in the Erie area.
Students in our Master of Science in Sport and Exercise Science program receive advanced training in human performance consisting of knowledge, skills and abilities in biomechanics, nutrition, psychology and physiology. Additionally, students have the opportunity to choose either a thesis or a non-thesis option. In the thesis option, students complete 30 credits of coursework as well as 6 credits of research-based scientific study that will prepare them both for midlevel employment in the field and also entrance into doctoral programs should they choose to continue their education beyond the master level. In the non thesis option, students complete 30 credits of coursework followed by 6 credits of an academic-year-long internship, many with one of the University’s athletic teams.
Lead the Way
Students entering the 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. The goal of the Master of Science in Sport and Exercise Science degree is to prepare experts and role models in the sport, physical activity and health professions.
What Makes Us Different
- Courses are offered primarily in the evenings to accommodate students who are currently in the workforce or wish to attain full-time employment while completing their graduate degree
- Students have the option to complete an unparalleled, hands-on internship experience with one of Gannon’s 18 athletic teams
- All faculty teaching in the program possess doctoral degrees and are experts in their respective fields
About Gannon University
Gannon is a Catholic, Diocesan university dedicated to excellence in teaching, scholarship and service. Our faculty and staff prepare students to be global citizens through programs grounded in the liberal arts and sciences and professional specializations. Inspired by the Catholic Intellectual Tradition, we offer a comprehensive, values-centered learning experience that emphasizes faith, leadership, inclusiveness and social responsibility.