College of Health and Wellness

Your journey to success in today’s evolving healthcare environment starts here.

The wide range of healthcare programs at Barry University and our unparalleled faculty and partner-hospital support will give you the edge for making an immediate impact from the very start of your healthcare career

  • Anesthesiology

    Prepares the APRNs at the doctoral level to deliver safe, competent, and ethical anesthesia for surgical procedures.

  • Biomedical Sciences

    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.

  • Counseling and School Psychology

    The Counseling and School Psychology programs are accredited and thoughtfully designed to prepare students for rewarding careers as Professional Counselors or School Psychologists.

  • Clinical Laboratory Sciences / Clinical Biology

    Clinical Biology describes occupations with responsibility for facilitating or complementing physicians in delivering healthcare services to patients.

  • Health Services Administration

    Health Services Administration programs are designed to prepare students for leadership roles in organizations that provide health care services.

  • Nursing

    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

    Occupational therapy programs prepare students to become health and rehabilitation professionals helping people develop skills for independent functioning.

  • Physician Assistant

    The Physician Assistant program enables students to develop competencies required to meet the health care needs of contemporary society.

  • Public Health

    The purpose of public health is to protect the health and improve the quality of life for all people. Public health is both a field of inquiry and an arena for action.

  • Social Work

    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.

Discover your path to success.

  • 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.
Message from the Vice Provost Our Mission

You can expect excellence from our faculty. And we will expect excellence in your health care practice.


Top Stories

  • Achieving Excellence: Barry University's Success at ACSM Event in New York November 17, 2023

    Barry University excels at recent ACSM event! Samuel Vilmeau and Vinicius Ribeiro awarded 2nd place for groundbreaking research in rowing and firefighting.

  • 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.

  • Admitted Students Day April 21, 2023

    Discover how Barry can help students break through: Join Admitted Students Day for Prospective Students and Families on April 21

  • 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.

Locations Miami is not the only location!

Main Campus


11300 NE 2nd Ave Miami Shores, FL 33161



421 North 21 Avenue, Hollywood, FL 33020



5650 Breckenridge Park Dr, Suite 108, Tampa, FL 33610



1101 SW 1st Avenue, Suite 202, Ocala, FL 34471



1415 Sligh Blvd, Orlando, FL 32806

St. Petersburg Pinellas


9200 113th Street N Seminole, FL 33772

St. Petersburg Physician Assistant Program


7200 66th Street North Pinellas Park, FL 33781

Shands at University of Florida Clinical Site


2000 SW Archer Road, Suite #4164 Gainesville, FL 32608

Broward General Medical Center Clinical Site


1600 South Andrews Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Broward Health Imperial Point Clinical Site


6401 North Federal Highway Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308

Broward Health Coral Springs Clinical Site


3000 Coral Hills Drive Pompano Beach, FL 33065

Broward Health North Clinical Site


201 E Sample Rd Pompano Beach, FL 33064

Tampa General Hospital Clinical Site


1 Tampa General Circle Tampa, FL 33606

Tampa Community Hospital Clinical Site


6001 Webb Rd Tampa, FL 33615

Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute Clinical Site


12902 Magnolia Drive, SRB4 - BMT Tampa, FL 33612

Advent Health Ocala Clinical Site


1500 Southwest 1st Avenue Ocala, FL 34471

Aventura Hospital and Medical Center Clinical Site


20900 Biscayne Blvd Aventura, FL 33180

Mercy Hospital Clinical Site


3663 S Miami Ave Miami, FL 33133

Mount Sinai Medical Center Clinical Site


4300 Alton Rd Miami Beach, FL 33140

Orlando Health System Clinical Site


52 W Underwood St Orlando, FL 32806

Nemours Children's Hospital Clinical Site


13535 Nemours Pkwy Orlando, FL 32827

Osceola Regional Medical Center Clinical Site


700 W Oak St Kissimmee, FL 34741

Good Samaritan Medical Center Clinical Site


1309 N Flagler Drive West Palm Beach, FL 33401

JFK Medical Center Clinical Site


5301 S Congress Ave Atlantis, FL 33462

Jupiter Medical Center Clinical Site


1210 South Old Dixie Highway Jupiter, FL 33458

Palms West Medical Center Clinical Site


13001 Southern Blvd Loxahatchee Groves, FL 33470

Morton Plant Hospital Clinical Site


300 Pinellas Street Clearwater, FL 33756

1700 South Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL Clinical Site


1700 South Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34239

Doctors Hospital of Sarasota Clinical Site


5731 Bee Ridge Rd Sarasota, FL 34233

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.

Contact Us

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 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.

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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 (

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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.

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Interprofessional Collabration

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.

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