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SPORT AND EXERCISE SCIENCE 451

The Science sequence must include a total of 60 credits of course work, of which at least 24 credits must be earned in one of the following fields: Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Mathematics, or Technical area. Six credits of this total may be earned prior to admission to this program. A minimum of eight credits must be taken in each of the science or math fields (excluding math and Environmental Science). The Gannon University – Duquesne School of Law, 3+3 Early Admissions Program has been designed for qualified students to earn an undergraduate and a law degree in six years rather than seven. Under the early admissions program students may receive a Bachelors Degree in specific majors after three years of undergraduate work and the successful completion of the first year of full time study at the Duquesne School of Law. The student would then receive their Law Degree after successful completion of the second year at Duquesne School of Law. Qualified students may wish to pursue this option.

SPORT AND EXERCISE SCIENCE Department Chair: JASON P. WILLOW, Ph. D. FACULTY: Associate Professor: Dawna T. Mughal; Assistant Professors: Kory Stauffer, Jason P. Willow, Ms. Abbey Bower, Ms. Tania Flink; Instructor: Ms. Suzanne Kitts. The Sport and Exercise Science Department offers a Bachelor of Science degree through the Morosky College of Health Professions and Sciences. The program is designed to prepare students for employment and/or graduate training in many areas including, but not limited to, exercise physiology, physical and occupational therapy, nutrition, health and wellness program administration, medicine and allied health professions, kinesiology, and exercise science. Students can use their skills in a variety of health and fitness positions, including becoming a research assistant, a health/fitness technician, a personal trainer, or a fitness specialist. Additional employment opportunities may include becoming a strength and conditioning professional, an athletic coach, a physical activity project coordinator, entry level positions in pharmaceutical sales, or positions in corporate fitness. The department also prepares the student for possible certification by national governing bodies such as the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Strength and Conditioning Association, among others. In general, students in the department take courses in the basic sciences (biology, chemistry and physics) during the first two years of the program, in addition to the humanities and social sciences (to satisfy the University’s liberal arts requirements). During the final two years of study, majors take advanced sequences of courses in human anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, nutrition, exercise physiology, sociology and psychology of sport and exercise, motor development, learning and performance, and athletic injury care and prevention. Admission into the Undergraduate program: Recommended standards for high school students for consideration for acceptance to the undergraduate Sport and Exercise Science Department include: 1. Overall high school GPA of 3.0 or higher. 2. SAT score of 1000 or higher or ACT score of 21 or higher. 3. Completion of college prep biology and chemistry with labs and three years of college prep mathematics.

Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013  

Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013

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