Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology

College of Health and Wellness

About the Program Exercise Physiology, BS

Barry's University Bachelor of Science of Exercise Physiology degree is designed as a preparatory program for graduate or professional school. The degree in Exercise Physiology is a science-based program of study that examines the effects of exercise and physical activity on preventing chronic diseases, improving of physical and mental health & well-being, and optimizing sport performance. A degree in Exercise Physiology can prepare graduates for a broad range of careers in medicine, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, chiropractic, physician assistant, physical therapy, dentistry, pharmacy, occupational therapy, exercise physiology, and strength and conditioning.

The undergraduate program includes courses in science, anatomy, physiology, nutrition, and psychology, with hands-on laboratories in exercise physiology, biomechanics, and sport psychology. Students will also complete up to 480-hours of clinical or research internship with emphasis in health and/or fitness. These activities also provide leadership opportunities. 

This degree program will prepare the new era professionals to face the myriad of career opportunities successfully.

Exercise Physiology in one the fastest growing career areas in the country with strong links to health and fitness in both public and private sectors. Related research has shown that more businesses and industries than ever are utilizing exercise as a mean to increase the work efficiency and reduce medical costs and absenteeism. General population wellness and fitness awareness is at an all-time high. Business and industry, hospitals and rehabilitation centers, fitness assessment clinics, fitness clubs, wellness programs, schools utilize exercise physiology to serve the wellness needs of their constituencies.

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Are you interested in science? Do you enjoy sports? Do you have a physically active life style? If so, an Exercise Physiology major could be the right choice for you.

Why Study Exercise Physiology at Barry University?

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  • Teamwork

    Hands-on experience

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    Educational planning

  • FL

    Ideal location

  • Leadership

    Respected faculty

  • Career Options

    American Kinesiology Association Member

Barry University's undergraduate Exercise Physiology program is designed to open doors to your professional career.

  • You will gain experience in our Human Performance Lab, and Motion Analysis Center Lab as well as gaining the solid academic background you need. The program is designed to help you develop the real-world skills that you need to succeed in this field.
  • Your academic advisor will help you establish an educational plan based on your specific career path. With direction from your advisor, you will choose the courses, extracurricular activities, and national endorsement exam ACSM exam and NSCA exam that fit the professional requirements for your future career.
  • Ideal location offering quality internships in a multicultural environment. Barry's South Florida location gives you access to incomparable internships (update the internships sites – include our in-house opportunities in the HPL, MAC and Athletics) in the field of Exercise Physiology. You might work with a high school or college team; a fitness center affiliated with a local hospital; a sport performance enhancement center; a corporate wellness program; or work with a faculty member performing cutting edge research. You'll work with and assist people from a variety of cultures, offering you a wealth of experience you may not find elsewhere in the U.S. And you'll get this experience in a subtropical climate that you can enjoy year-round.
  • Respected faculty who care about your success. Our faculty's first priority is teaching followed by innovative research. Barry's sport and Exercise Physiology faculty members possess strong academic and professional credentials, as well as experience in the field. They are available to answer your questions, to guide your progress toward completion of your Exercise Physiology degree, and to help as you set up a professional network.
  • The department is an active member of the American Kinesiology Association and promotes the discipline of kinesiology as a field of study and its applications to research to enhance people’s health.

Sport & Exercise Sciences Programs Minors

Professional Associations

  • Professional Associations American College of Sports Medicine

  • Professional Associations National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)

Experiential Learning Internships

In this exciting portion of the program, you will have the opportunity to integrate knowledge you have learned during course work and through on-campus experiences in actual practice situations. 

The 240-hour Exercise Physiology internship gives you the opportunity to have an in-depth field experience in a hospital-based wellness or cardiac rehabilitation program, a corporate fitness center, or other off-campus fitness/exercise facility.

Possible Internship Sites

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Broward General Hospital, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

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Memorial Hospital West, Pembroke Pines, FL

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Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, FL

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Michael-Ann Russell Jewish Community Center, Miami, FL

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Baptist Cardiac & Vascular Institute, Miami, FL

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Pritikin Longevity Center, Miami, FL

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Canyon Ranch Miami Beach Hotel and Spa, Miami Beach, FL

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New Fitness Concepts at Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd, Miami, FL

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Fast Twitch Performance Training, Miami, FL

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Bommarito Performance System, N. Miami & Davie, FL

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FIU Strength and Conditioning, Miami, FL

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Primal Fit Miami, Miami Shores, FL

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    Broward General Hospital, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

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    Memorial Hospital West, Pembroke Pines, FL

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    Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, FL

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    Michael-Ann Russell Jewish Community Center, Miami, FL

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    Baptist Cardiac & Vascular Institute, Miami, FL

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    Pritikin Longevity Center, Miami, FL

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    Canyon Ranch Miami Beach Hotel and Spa, Miami Beach, FL

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    New Fitness Concepts at Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd, Miami, FL

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    Fast Twitch Performance Training, Miami, FL

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    Bommarito Performance System, N. Miami & Davie, FL

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    FIU Strength and Conditioning, Miami, FL

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    Primal Fit Miami, Miami Shores, FL

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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