Barry University's commitment to the School of Human Performance and Leisure Sciences is evidenced by its $4.5 million Health and Sports Center and Landon Hall annex. The Health and Sports Center is fully equipped with an 1,800 sq. ft. Athletic Training Room and research-oriented 2,100 sq. ft. Human Performance Laboratory, an arena for basketball and volleyball, a 2,200 sq. ft. Strength and Conditioning Room, classrooms, locker rooms, and offices. The Landon Annex offers a full-service cafeteria, a Student Union Center and grille, a 5500 sq. ft. Fitness Center, and offices for Student Services and Public Safety. There are also quality outdoor facilities for baseball, softball, soccer, beach volleyball, swimming, tennis, racquetball, and a host of other intramural activities.
Health and Sports Center
The Health and Sports Center houses the Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences which offers several graduate and undergraduate programs of study designed to prepare you for a career in sport, health and wellness, physical education, human performance, rehabilitation, clinical research, and the diving and golf industries, among others. In addition, the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is housed here. The facility accommodates teams, spectators, students, faculty, coaches, and state-of-the art laboratories.
Athletic Training Room
Barry's newly remodeled Athletic Training room serves its Intercollegiate Athletic Teams and coaches by providing high quality treatment of sport-related injuries. The facility boasts state of the art equipment including a Biodex machine, Modality Units, Hot and Cold Whirlpools, Game Ready equipment, Hydrocollator, 2 new ice machines, and a host of other therapeutic equipment.
Athletic Training Laboratory
Barry's Athletic Training Laboratory located in the HPLS Annex serves students enrolled in our CAATE Accredited Athletic Training Education Program by providing a site for high quality clinical instruction by our expert faculty. The facility is arrayed with all the required equipment used in the practice of Athletic Training including modality units, hot and cold therapeutics and a host of other therapeutic modality and rehabilitation equipment.
Barry's new Biomechanics Lab contains the latest equipment and computer software programs used for analyzing human movement. Hands-on experience in our state-of-the-art laboratory will enable you to gain the skills necessary to apply movement analysis techniques to activities in daily living, sport, and the workplace. Some of the equipment includes:
- high speed cameras (used for 3D High Speed Videography)
- force measurement devices (Biodex)
- computer software such as Labview
Human Performance Laboratory
This superb laboratory is equipped for cycle ergometer and treadmill exercise testing, oxygen uptake measures, body composition assessment, blood analyses, pulmonary function analyses, and 12-lead EKG assessment. The student majoring in the Exercise Science Program can be assured extensive training and experience within this facility.
Strength and Conditioning Room
In addition to its use by student-athletes, the 2,200 sq. ft. Strength and Conditioning Room is open to students, staff, and faculty during certain hours of the day, evening, and weekend.
Health and Sport Center Gymnasium
Barry's Health and Sport Center gymnasium is home to NCAA Division II basketball and volleyball games. The facility is also used by The Department of Campus Recreation & Wellness for on-campus activities.
Outdoor Sports Complex
Barry's outdoor sports complex offers softball and soccer fields as well as outdoor basketball, tennis and racquetball courts. The courts are utilized by Barry's athletic teams, students, faculty, and staff.
Landon Fitness Center
The Landon Fitness Center (BUCS Gym) is only available to students, faculty, staff, and alumni and is found on the second floor of Landon Hall. This 5500 square foot facility houses state of the art fitness equipment including: elliptical machines, stair-masters, treadmills, spinning bikes, rowing machines, and a full complement of free weights and cybex resistance equipment. Certified and trained supervisors are on the floor at all times. Personal Training packages are available for students, faculty and staff, as well as free fitness testing every Tuesday.
Sports Psychology Laboratory
This unique facility houses a state of the art Performance Behavior Lab, two clinical settings, a private computer lab, faculty offices, and two classrooms. Students can conduct research on psycho-physiological measures including:
- Electroencephalography (EEG)
- Evoked Related Potentials (ERP)
- Electromyography (EMG)
- Electrocardiogram (EKG)
- Photo Plethismography (PP)
- Galvanic Skin Response (GSR)
- Respiration Breathing (RB)
- Skin Temperature (ST)
The Clinical settings allow students to conduct private counseling sessions with athletes, which can be videotaped and recorded. In addition, the lab's video editing system allows students to compile a video compilation of a student's counseling sessions.