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Morosky College of Health Professions and Sciences

Licensed by the Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education. Additional information regarding this institution may be obtained by contacting the Commission at 325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400, tollfree telephone number (888) 224-6684

Morosky College of Health Professions and Sciences Dean: Sarah Ewing, B.S., Ph.D. The Morosky College of Health Professions and Sciences is composed of the School of Health Professions and the School of Sciences. The curriculum offered by each program within the college is designed to prepare students upon graduation to meet professional responsibilities in their field of learning or to pursue graduate studies. The campus in Ruskin, FL expands the influence of the Mission of the College and University. Students are provided the foundation and learning experiences to prepare for life-long learning in a professional career. This career will serve each individual in meeting their physical and functional needs, and fulfilling the needs for that person to optimally participate in their community.

Mission To deliver exceptional academic programs that prepare students to become knowledgeable, innovative, and socially responsible professionals within their careers and communities.

Vision To address the health and scientific needs of a global society through education, scholarship, and service.

Goals • Continue to deliver and develop exceptional educational programs that complement MCHPS strengths and meet market and community needs. • Cultivate and increase collaboration between current and new academic programs and initiatives within the college, between colleges, and with external partners. • Support current and new initiatives that address the health and scientific needs of a global society. • Continue to foster a culture of engagement and professional and personal development.


Applied Exercise Science Master of Science in Sport and Exercise Science Program Director: Tania Flink, Ph.D.

Introduction 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 biochemistry, nutrition, psychology, physiology, and sport and clinical exercise 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 for mid-level employment in the field and/or 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. This M.S. degree is a 36 credit-hour program that is designed to be completed in one calendar year. The MSES program will offer internship opportunities in local hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, and other health and wellness environments to provide students with a variety of clinical experiences.

MISSION STATEMENT OF DEPARTMENT OF APPLIED EXERCISE SCIENCE PROGRAMS Our mission in the Department of Applied Exercise Science program is to instill in our students the knowledge, skills and abilities that make them leaders in the promotion of safe, active and healthy lifestyle behaviors. Through professional preparation of graduate students in exercise, sport and associated fields, our exceptional faculty strive for distinction in our respective fields at the local, regional, and national level. We pursue this goal through active engagement in novel and applied research activities that involve graduate students, through assisting students in making connections between theoretical concepts and real-life applications, through fostering a positive, engaging, and interactive learning environment, through the active promotion of advanced-level educational opportunities and through active participation in local and regional community health initiatives. It is with these initiatives in mind that we design our curriculum, advise our student body and guide our departmental activities.

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Gannon University Ruskin Catalog 2020-2021  

Gannon University Ruskin Catalog 2020-2021