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Sport and Exercise Sciences (SES) Student Engagement

Numerous HPLS undergraduate and graduate courses are offered to develop programs that enhance glocal communities and further student educations.

Gobble Wobble 5K Fitness Run/Walk

The Annual Gobble Wobble 5K Fitness Walk/Run is a student driven event designed and carried out by students in the Sport & Exercise Sciences Department enrolled in the graduate course, SES 618 (Wellness & Fitness Promotion), in cooperation with the Department of Campus Recreation and Wellness. All proceeds from this event are donated to FLIPANY (Florida Introduces Physical Activity and Nutrition to Youth) a local non-for-profit organization, which promotes the consumption of nutritious foods and physical activity to youth. Participation in the Gobble Wobble is open to the public, including the Barry community. On November 9, 2013 the 7th annual Gobble Wobble was held. The event drew 130 participants and over $3,000 was donated to FLIPANY.

Make-a-Wish Foundation

On April 26, 2013 Barry University completed its quest to raise funds for the Make-A-Wish Foundation organization with a check for $10,000. Organized by Barry’s Departments of Intercollegiate Athletics and Sport and Exercises Science (SES), the funds will be used to sponsor the wishes of two children. The SES 686 graduate students organized and planned the event as part of their course on Facility and Event Management. Barry’s student athletes also raised money as part of the NCAA DII Student-Athlete Advisory Committee’s (SAAC) partnership with the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Since Division II paired with the Make-A-Wish Foundation in 2003, Barry University has raised more than $70,000 for the program. Since beginning the alliance with Make-A-Wish, NCAA Division II has raised more than $3 million toward granting the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.

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