Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences, BS

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

About the Program Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences, BS

In the Bachelor of Science program in Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences (SESA), you will be exposed to a foundation in the movement sciences, preparing you for multiple options within the fields of sport, exercise, fitness and wellness fields. 

The program allows for multiple elective options to provide you with a broad, high-quality academic experience. The Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences program takes a personal, holistic approach, so you can create your path to success based on your individual interests and needs.

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With concentrations in coaching, fitness specialist, and sport, exercise, and performance psychology.

Program Highlights

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    The Program

    The Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences program develops students who are adaptive to the physical needs of others, creative, collaborative, culturally sensitive, empathetic, knowledgeable, proactive, reflective, ethical, and professional. The program prepares you to examine and apply the knowledge and skills learned in the program to sport, exercise, and fitness and wellness settings while working to improve current fitness challenges prevalent throughout society.
  • Experiential Learning

    Hands-On Experience

    The major requires a total of 120 credits, including hands-on experience before you graduate. The curriculum includes practicums in each of the three concentration areas: Coaching, Fitness Specialist, Sport, Exercise, And Performance Psychology. From there, you participate in a 6-credit internship within your chosen specialization. The practicum and internship experience takes what you’ve learned in the classroom and applies it directly to real-world situations.
  • Certification

    Possible Certifications

    A major in Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences will help to prepare you to obtain certifications in American College of Sports Medicine – Certified Personal Trainer Certification, American Council of Exercise (ACE) Personal Trainer, and Florida Department of Education Coaching Endorsement.
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    Career Options

    With a degree in Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences, you prepare for professional opportunities in a variety of sport fields and physical activity/wellness settings in the community, corporate, health-related, and recreation areas.

The Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences program strives to have its graduating students:

  • Describe and summarize the legal, moral, social, cultural, and ethical issues affecting and impacting diverse individuals and groups in sport, fitness, wellness, exercise and recreation.
  • Describe and apply motor and psychology behavior theories related to skillful movement, physical activity and fitness.
  • Apply concepts of movements performance, health-related fitness, and nutrition to promote healthy lifestyles for diverse populations.
  • Apply scientific and theoretical concepts to help diverse populations move safely and effectively within sport and recreational activities (Coaching Concentration).
  • Implement fitness testing and develop appropriate sage and effective exercise prescriptions and training programs that meet specific needs of diverse populations as set forth by professional standards (Fitness Specialist Concentration).
  • Engage the sport and exercise sciences communities at the local, regional, national, and/or inter-national level through participation in service activities that promote aspects of physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.

Sport & Exercise Sciences Programs Minors

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Sport & Exercise Sciences Programs Faculty

The odds are definitely in your favor at Barry University. Our student-faculty ratio is only 15:1. That means you get personal attention and guidance, and nobody gets lost in the shuffle. Even more impressive, over 80 percent of our faculty hold a PhD or the highest degree available in their field of expertise.
We seek out professors who are not only great teachers, but who love what they do. Their passion, enthusiasm, and inspiration are contagious, and there's no better way to keep young minds excited about learning and discovering. Beyond each teacher's area of expertise, our faculty is committed to promoting equality, social justice, altruism, diversity, and humility. Through education, everyone can have a voice.

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As part of Barry's diverse, close-knit community of 3,000 undergraduates, you’ll grow and build lifelong relationships. With a 15:1 student to faculty ratio, you'll thrive thanks to individualized instruction and professors who are experts in their fields. The best part? You’ll leave college with the skills you need to succeed and little debt; we work to make school affordable through merit-based scholarships and financial aid.

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