Department of Health Promotion & Clinical Practice

Sport and Exercise Science Programs

College of Health & Wellness Sport and Exercise Sciences Programs

Sport & Exercise Sciences, through its program in Instructional Activities in Sport and Recreation, is committed to providing opportunities for all students, faculty, and staff to pursue healthy and active life-styles by offering activities which lead to the development of lifetime sports skills, recreational pursuits, personal fitness, and wellness.

The Sport and Exercise Sciences (SES) Programs contribute to research-based evidence, and generate new knowledge in their respective academic fields by producing high-quality research that is locally and internationally relevant and ethically responsible. Scientific inquiry within SES develops students’ perspectives about themselves and the world around them, while fostering new and creative ways of thinking. It is also the foundation upon which professional practice knowledge, essential for success in a career, is constructed.

SES programs offer professional preparation for students seeking career opportunities in human performance, and sport-related areas. Available undergraduate programs leading to the Bachelor of Science degree are Applied Sport & Exercise Sciences and Exercise Physiology. Minors in Coaching, Exercise Physiology, and Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology are also available. Seamless BS-to-MS programs are offered in Applied Sport & Exercise Sciences, and Exercise Physiology. Graduate degree offerings include Human Performance and Wellness, Athletic Training, Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology with Specialization in Human Performance and Wellness, and Sport, Exercise, and a Dual Degree - Master of Science in Performance Psychology and Master of Business Administration.

We aspire to be the program of choice for students majoring in sport and exercise sciences who desire an international, premium, ethically-based, and market-related education.

Exercise Is Medicine Silver-Level Designation

The Department of Sport and Exercise Medicine is known for its commitment to making health and wellness an integral part of campus culture. Barry University is one of only 156 university to be honored by Exercise is Medicine for its efforts in supporting and improving the well-being of faculty, staff, and students and has earned a silver-level designation from the Exercise is Medicine On-Campus program.

Drs. Amasay and Papadakis created the Exercise Science Student Association (BESSA) which focuses on the Exercise is Medicine initiatives, especially in committing to making movement a part of daily campus culture.

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Sport and Exercise Sciences Programs

  • Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences, BS

    Prepares students to examine and apply the knowledge and skills learned in sport, exercise, and recreational settings while working to improve current fitness challenges prevalent throughout society.

  • Athletics Training, BS

    Acquire the theory and hands-on clinical experiences needed to become a certified Athletic Trainer and prepare for career opportunities involving the care, prevention, assessment, and rehabilitation of sport-related injuries.

  • Exercise Physiology, BS

    Develop the skills and knowledge necessary to develop and implement exercise programs for health promotion, sport performance and rehabilitation.

  • Human Performance and Wellness, MS

    The MS in Human Performance and Wellness program offers four areas of specialization: athletic training, biomechanics, exercise physiology, and Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology.

  • Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology, MS

    Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology can provide you with the basis for understanding the thought processes and attitudes of athletes and individuals involved in sport, exercise, and non-sport performance activities.

  • Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology, MS (Online)

    This 30-credit program can be completed in one year. The program begins every July, is fully online, and satisfies all eight (8) knowledge areas for CMPC Certification. Ideal for students who are already working in the industry, clinical, athletic training, coaching, etc. who are seeking a master’s degree in sports psychology to supplement their current work.


Top Stories

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Sport and Exercise Sciences Programs Recognized by Exercise is Medicine® April 25, 2022

    Barry University, College of Health and Wellness (CHW), Sport and Exercise Sciences Programs Recognized by Exercise is Medicine® for Efforts to Create Culture of Wellness on Barry Campus among 156 Campuses Honored Worldwide

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