College of Health and Wellness
Your journey to success in today’s evolving healthcare environment starts here.
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Prepares the APRNs at the doctoral level to deliver safe, competent, and ethical anesthesia for surgical procedures.
Our MS in Biomedical Sciences is for students who wish to improve their overall academic profile to become more competitive for admission into professional school.
Health Services Administration
Health Services Administration programs are designed to prepare students for leadership roles in organizations that provide health care services.
Clinical Laboratory Sciences / Clinical Biology
Clinical Biology describes occupations with responsibility for facilitating or complementing physicians in delivering healthcare services to patients.
From BSN and NP, through to our PhD in Nursing, Barry offers the full spectrum of nursing practice, including preparation for future nursing faculty.
Occupational therapy programs prepare students to become health and rehabilitation professionals helping people develop skills for independent functioning.
The Physician Assistant program enables students to develop competencies required to meet the health care needs of contemporary society.
The School of Social Work at Barry University is committed to advancing and protecting the human rights of all individuals, with an emphasis on those most marginalized, through teaching, research, advocacy, and practice rooted in social justice
Sport and Exercise Sciences
Sport & Exercise Sciences facilitate the transformation of human potential through sport and physical activity.
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- Decades of leadership and respect in preparing healthcare professionals.
- Hands-on, highly regarded faculty with strong clinical backgrounds.
- High employment rates and proven outcomes from patient care and diagnostics, to community service, to high-ranking corporate positions.
- A nurturing faculty that represents and respects diversity and inclusivity.
- An integrated and collaborative learning environment across all healthcare professions.
- Compassion, ethics and inclusivity are intrinsic throughout our courses.
- Seamless programs that will help you move from entry level to advanced degrees.
- Ample opportunities for research, and hands-on clinical practice at renowned South Florida hospitals.
You can expect excellence from our faculty. And we will expect excellence in your health care practice.
The AANA Names Dr. Tony Umadhay a 2023 Fellow September 07, 2023
The American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology (AANA) has awarded Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) Dr. Tony Umadhay, Dean of the School of Nursing at Barry University, the designation of Fellow of the AANA (FAANA).
Excellence Rewarded: Dept. Research Team Wins Rare Dual Awards May 22, 2023
The American College of Sports Medicine held its Spring conference on April 22 in NYC. The Department of Health Promotion and Clinical Practice made waves with exceptional research presentations, including Dr. Papadakis' winning research team in both undergraduate and graduate poster competitions.
Barry Earns 2023 Exercise is Medicine ® Silver Award April 24, 2023
Barry University's Sport and Exercise Sciences programs awarded 2023 Exercise is Medicine Silver Award for promoting wellness initiatives on campus, led by Prof. Papadakis. Previous wins include Bronze Awards in 2021 and 2022, highlighting Barry's commitment to holistic health for students, faculty, and staff.
Barry University Nurse Practitioner Students to Host Free Community Health & Wellness Fair April 19, 2023
On Saturday, April 22nd, Barry University’s graduate nurse-practitioner students invite the community to the Miami Shores campus for a day of free health screenings, educational workshops, and entertainment.
Dr. Inshan Ali Advances Arbovirus Research in New Study April 10, 2023
The Barry professor and master’s candidate recently published the results of his research into the lesser-known arboviruses of the Caribbean in the peer-reviewed journal Viruses.
Zacharias Papadakis Named Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine December 13, 2022
The Sport and Exercise Sciences Professor received the prestigious distinction after serving as a longtime member within the organization.
Clinical Biology Senior Earns Baptist Health Allied Health Scholarship December 09, 2022
Victoria Pryor will receive a tuition grant and begin her clinical rotations as a Medical Laboratory Sciences Scholar.
Newly Relaunched School of Nursing will be led by Dr. Umadhay September 23, 2022
Tony Umadhay, Ph.D., CRNA, APRN has been named Dean of the School of Nursing at Barry University. Dr. Umadhay brings nearly thirty years of experience to the position, having served as a clinician, hospital manager, and educator.
Nursing Scores Largest LPWF Scholarship in History August 31, 2022
The Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation award of $184,000 from the Foundation represents their largest donation to Barry. The gift will be distributed into 32 nursing scholarships.
Introducing the College of Health and Wellness August 25, 2022
College of Nursing and Health Sciences is now the College of Health and Wellness to promote a more holistic approach to healthcare.
Locations Miami is not the only location!
Aventura Hospital and Medical Center Clinical Site
20900 Biscayne Blvd Aventura, FL 33180
Academics Healthcare Leaders are Made Here
Barry University’s guiding principles to study, reflect and serve the community are evident throughout our wide variety of programs. Our goal is to prepare inspired and compassionate healthcare leaders in the delivery of high quality, accessible, culturally discerning care within an ever-evolving, highly technological, global environment.
The Barry Touch makes us different – while many university programs can prepare you intellectually, our faculty trains your hands to touch with compassion and expertise, trains your heart for the ongoing care for others, and trains your mind to react with agility. As patients and hospitals can attest, there are healthcare providers, and then there are Barry providers. The very best healthcare practitioners and providers are made here.
We’re always happy to chat with you about your career goals and the academic programs to get you there. Our team of admissions experts offers many communication options from chat or text to online meetings and email options.
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College of Health and Wellness Our Faculty are Passionate Healthcare Experts
At the College of College of Health and Wellness at Barry University, you’ll be inspired, guided and pushed to excel by a vibrant and dynamic faculty who are at the forefront of society’s evolving healthcare needs. We seek out professors who are not only great teachers, but who love what they do. As working practitioners, our faculty members maintain positions at hospitals and clinics, or have independent practices – keeping them fully up to date on the latest technology, patient care practices and legislation.
Beyond each teacher's area of expertise, our faculty is committed to promoting equality, social justice, altruism, diversity, and humility. Here, you will experience The Barry Touch. Our faculty will train your hands to touch with compassion and expertise, will guide your heart for the ongoing care for others, and will train your mind to react with confidence and agility. In the skillful hands of our respected faculty, will you become an extraordinary healthcare leader.
College of Health and Wellness Accreditation
Barry University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctorate degrees.
Questions about the accreditation of Barry University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).
Support our Health & Wellness Students
There are many ways to support our students in the College of Health and Wellness. Whether it is to help students succeed through academic and clinical experiences, enhance the simulation environment, or invest in latest technologies in physical and psychological patient care.
Your gifts are an investment in the future of healthcare. Every philanthropic investment makes a lasting impact and supports our healthcare and wellness programs.
At Barry University we take pride in offering our students the opportunity an interprofessional collaborative approach to develop healthcare students as future interprofessional team
members. Training future healthcare providers to work in teams will help to facilitate improved healthcare outcomes for patients.