Gannon University

Erie, PA

Gannon University

Erie, PA

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Health & Medicine Profile


A tradition of excellence in the health sciences

Gannon University’s Morosky College of Health Professions & Sciences prepares students to become knowledgeable, innovative, and socially responsible professionals. Our programs are founded on a long-standing tradition of excellence, rigorous and interactive coursework, and engaging faculty members who inspire students to secure meaningful health-related careers that improve communities across the globe.

Inspired by academic success
The Morosky College offers more than two dozen degree programs from the associate to doctoral level, including Nursing, Nutrition & Human Performance, Public Health, Radiologic Sciences, Respiratory Care, and Sport & Exercise Science. We also offer more than 25 accelerated programs in conjunction with medical, dental, veterinary, and pharmacy schools. These programs include 4+4 early acceptance Dental Medicine; 3+4 and 4+4 early acceptance Pre-medical options; and 2+3/2+4, 3+3/3+4, and 4+3/4+4 early acceptance Pharmacy programs with the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. Our accelerated program offerings and customized curricula will help you become a competitive professional school applicant and aspire to meaningful, in-demand careers. Programs such as Nursing, Radiologic Sciences, and Respiratory Care have placement rates for graduates at nearly 100%, and many of our students have job offers before they graduate. 

Gannon University’s campus in Ruskin, Florida, accommodates graduate-level programs in rehabilitative sciences. The Occupational Therapy doctorate and Doctor of Physical Therapy programs allow you to conveniently begin your education with a bachelor’s degree at the Erie campus before transferring to Ruskin to pursue your doctoral degree.

Classrooms get real
At Gannon, we emphasize a healthy blend of classroom instruction and real-world experience. Students can study Freshwater & Marine Biology in the Bahamas or Occupational Therapy in Ecuador. Others participate in our student-run pro bono pediatric occupational therapy or adult physical therapy clinics and conduct research alongside faculty in the lab, field, or clinical environment. 

The Human Performance Laboratory is a unique resource for Biomedical Engineering, Human Performance, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Sport & Exercise Science students to explore motion analysis using advanced technology. You can also study in the 5,800-sq. ft. Patient Simulation Center—the largest in the region. Other students pursue aquatic research opportunities on Lake Erie aboard the 48-foot vessel Environaut.

Begin your journey with Gannon University and prepare for a rewarding career. Apply today at gannon.edu/apply.

Location Is Everything

Gannon University is comprised of two vibrant campuses in Erie, Pennsylvania, and Ruskin, Florida. The Erie campus is central to many businesses and organizations that provide students with hands-on learning opportunities. This urban campus in the heart of downtown is within walking distance of restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and seven miles of Lake Erie beaches. It’s also within a two-hour drive of Cleveland, Buffalo, and Pittsburgh. Gannon’s Ruskin campus is a dynamic, beautiful area between Tampa and Bradenton that rates high on measures of livability and attractiveness. This campus puts you at the center of a rapidly expanding health care sector with opportunities to engage in educational outreach activities.

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “The academics at Gannon prepared me very well for my future career. Beginning in August, I’ll be attending Campbell University’s School of Osteopathic Medicine. I was able to achieve that due to Gannon University’s academic rigor. I gained valuable experience at Gannon through research and being a lab assistant. These experiences opened doors for me to have internships and fellowships at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. Overall, Gannon has helped me become a very well-rounded individual, and I’ll be able to use what I’ve learned at Gannon throughout my career as a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine.”

    • Christopher Adams
      Pre-medicine