Position: Sports Lecture
“My philosophy is to always be open to new challenges and opportunities. In doing so, I feel that I will maintain a fresh perspective and continue to grow professionally and personally. My goal as an educator in the undergraduate program is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to become professionally competent in their chosen pathways.”
I possess extensive experience in the area of sport, health and fitness. I have enjoyed success working in a premium health club setting and operating my own personal training business. Furthermore, I have also worked with Munster Rugby’s Academy as a strength and conditioning coach and nutrition advisor.
Educated to master’s degree level, having completing the MSc Sports Performance in the University of Limerick, I am also a REPs registered personal trainer and fitness instructor. In addition, I have constantly sought to continue his professional development by completing the National Qualifications in Suspension Training, Pre & Post Natal Exercise, Indoor Cycling and Kettlebell Training and attained further qualifications with the IRFU, U.K. Anti Doping, ISAK and Les Mills.
Prior to turning my passion for exercise and sport into a career, I completed an undergraduate degree in Marketing and possess almost a decade’s experience in marketing, media and finance. Although this was not the path for me, I gained invaluable experience and skills that are transferable to any role. My experience has taught me that it is never too late to make a change and pursue a career that you are truly passionate about.
Barry’s Teaching Philosophy
My teaching philosophy takes a student-centric approach. I strive to create a collaborative and interactive learning environment; one that allows our diverse student body to share their own unique experiences and perspectives. My overall aim is to equip my students with the skills and confidence to make a seamless transition from their academic studies into their chosen careers.