5250 17th Street,
Sarasota, FL 34235
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Flexible Learning

Many programs have flexible learning formats-evening, weekend and online courses-so you can continue your education while keeping your current job.

Develop Your Skills

Our coursework is designed to develop valuable teamwork and interpersonal skills alongside academic learning for your career development.

Career Resources

Argosy University provides an array of career services and advisors to help you reach your career and employment goals.***

Graduate Programs

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Master's Degrees

Doctoral Degrees

Undergraduate Programs

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Bachelor's Degrees

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Library Information


The Argosy University, Sarasota Library provides a variety of printed resources to support campus curricula and encourage life-long learning. It maintains a specialized collection of books, scholarly journals, audiovisuals, reference materials, dissertations, theses, and more. There is also access to electronic full-text journals, books, and other content specific to our program offerings. Library staff are available to answer questions and assist with research questions during operational hours.

Regular Hours

Regular hours
Monday – 9:00a.m.–5:00p.m.
Tuesday – 9:00a.m.–8:00p.m.
Wednesday – 9:00a.m.–8:00p.m.
Thursday – 9:00a.m.–8:00p.m.
Friday – 9:00a.m.–5:00p.m.
Saturday – closed
Sunday – closed

Intersession hours
Monday – 7:30a.m.–8:00p.m.
Tuesday – 7:30a.m.–8:00p.m.
Wednesday – 7:30a.m.–8:00p.m.
Thursday – 7:30a.m.–8:00p.m.
Friday – 7:30a.m.–8:00p.m.
Saturday – 7:30a.m.–8:00p.m.
Sunday – 7:30a.m.–3:30p.m

Argosy University, Sarasota Library adjusts its hours to accommodate student needs. If there are no classes on campus, the hours are reduced. During intersessions, students are on campus for 3 to 5 days and the hours are extended.

Contact Info

Argosy University, Sarasota Library
5250 17th Street
Sarasota, FL 34235

Stephen Kanaval, Librarian / LSS
Office Phone: 1-941-554-1513
Circulation Desk Phone: 1-941-554-1537

Online Library

All Argosy University students can access the Online Library from the Campus Common, which allows full-text searches in over 100 databases that support every academic program. The Online Library provides access to electronic journals, books, multimedia, reference materials, research guides, and instructional webinars. Interlibrary loan is available to procure resources not available in the Argosy University collections.

Student resources

Our Student Services Department offers a variety of resources to help you during your time as a student at Argosy University. Contact us for more information about each of these services.


Tutors are available (at no charge) to provide ancillary support and help with select classes. Computer and software tutorials are also available 24/7 via the Campus Common.


Available counseling services may include short-term counseling, consultation, and referral to community agencies. Local referral lists may also be available for counseling services we do not provide.

Health insurance

Optional health insurance is available to students through an outside agency. Students should contact our Student Services Department for information about obtaining this insurance.

Student activities

Argosy University offers a wide range of personal and professional opportunities designed to support educational programs and learning needs that are not available through courses or practicum. Offerings may include student government associations, lecture/workshop series, and special-interest groups.

Disability services

Argosy University provides accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. The Disability Services office assists qualified students with disabilities in acquiring reasonable and appropriate accommodations and in supporting equal access to services, programs and activities.

Students who seek reasonable accommodations should notify the Disabilities Services Coordinator in the Student Services Department of their specific limitations and, if known, their specific requested accommodations. Students will be asked to supply medical documentation of the need for accommodation. Classroom accommodations are not retroactive, but are effective only upon the student sharing approved accommodations with the instructor. Therefore, students are encouraged to request accommodations as early as feasible with the Disability Services Coordinator to allow for time to gather necessary documentation. If you have a concern or complaint in this regard, please contact the Disability Services Coordinator located in our Student Services Department. Complaints will be handled in accordance with the school’s Internal Grievance Procedure for Complaints of Discrimination and Harassment.

News & Events

Provides Mental and Behavioral Health Counseling to People of All Ages

Dr. Ambroes Pass-Turner
2015, Doctor of Education in Counseling Psychology
Argosy University, Sarasota
Counseling Psychologist/Business Owner at APT Counseling Services, LLC

“The faculty was always willing to listen and help when needed.”

Provides Mental and Behavioral Health Counseling to People of All Ages

Dr. Ambroes Pass-Turner is the owner of APT Counseling Services, LLC, an agency that provides mental and behavioral health counseling psychology to adults, children and families. She also teaches courses at Grand Canyon University and Georgia Military College. She frequently serves as a subject matter expert on the topics “Why some survivors minimize their abuse: When this coping mechanism can be a good thing” and “How survivors’ advocates can avoid burnout.” Dr. Pass-Tuner’s areas of expertise include working with behavioral and emotionally disturbed children, adults and families.

She’s published the books Childhood Sexual Abuse: Pathways to Mental Health Issues and Delinquent Behavior and Rex’s Journey: Helping Children Understand and Cope with Emotions. Rex’s Journey was published on June 5, 2018 in both the United States and Canada—and is available through most major booksellers. The book was also provided to the Library of Congress. “Rex's Journey is the first book in a series while Childhood Sexual Abuse is a resource for mental health professionals,” she says.

Pass-Turner mentions that her department chair looked out for her—especially during her last semester of school. “The faculty was always willing to listen and help when needed.” She adds that she chose to attend Argosy University, Sarasota because the school’s program best met her needs. “Because of Argosy University, my knowledge has been enhanced and I am considered an expert in the counseling profession. My doctorate also provided me with the opportunity to teach at Grand Canyon University and Georgia Military College.”

Her career high points include serving as a subject matter expert for Domestic and publishing her books.

Pass-Turner earned a Doctor of Education in Counseling Psychology from Argosy University, Sarasota in 2015. Prior to that degree, she earned a Master of Science in Counseling and Human Development and a Bachelor of Science in Human Services with a double minor in psychology and sociology from Troy State University. She holds credentials as a Licensed Professional Counselor, Board Certified Professional Counselor, Doctoral Addictions Counselor, National Certified Counselor, Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Clinically Certified Domestic Violence Counselor and Clinically Certified Forensic Counselor with specialties in child custody evaluation and forensic assessment/evaluation.

She is a member of the American Psychological Association, National Board for Certified Counselors, and National Association of Forensic Counselors and Delta Sigma Theta, Inc. Pass-Turner recommends that current students stay focused and take on life’s challenges. “Students have to find a way to accomplish their goals—success doesn’t come easy,” she mentions.

In addition to her work, Pass-Turner is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., where she serves on the physical and mental health and arts and letters committees. “I chair health fairs and other mental health events for the community. During Rex’s Journey promotional events, I’ve visited a bookstore, daycares, libraries, and schools to read the book and teach children healthy ways to cope with their emotions.” She seminars and workshops that focus on enhancing professional development and life skills. She serves as a board member on the Department of Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee.

Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Not all online programs are available to residents of all U.S. states.  Argosy University, Sarasota, 5250 17th Street, Sarasota, FL 34235. ©2018 Argosy University.  All rights reserved. Our email address is

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Sarasota’s Angela Brinton Holds Suicide Prevention Workshop for Students

Angela Brinton, who is working toward a Doctor of Education in Counselor Education & Supervision at Argosy University, Sarasota recently presented a workshop on suicide awareness and prevention. The talk was given to high school students, starting out by defining key terms that could indicate that someone is thinking of ending their life.

Brinton explained that suicide does not discriminate, and it can be an attempt to cope with intense emotional pain while experiencing impaired problem-solving skills. She also addressed myths versus facts in helping students to understand suicidal behaviors and warning signs.

Finally, she let students know that help is always available and provided resources and information on how to reduce the risk.

Students were encouraged to contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline if they need to talk: 1-800-273-TALK or

Argosy University, Sarasota student Angela Brinton works actively to promote suicide awareness and prevention in the Tampa, Florida area

Argosy University, Sarasota Doctor of Education in Counselor Education and Supervision student Angela Brinton works actively to promote suicide awareness and prevention in the Tampa, Florida area.

Brinton is contracted at Tampa Catholic High School where she provides mental health services to students and their families. The school recently performed the play Freak, (which centers on bullying, suicide and other teen issues). Following the play by Angela Hill, Brinton provided a psycheducational workshop for parents to discuss suicide awareness and prevention.

Suncoast Mental Health Counselors Association (SMHCA) then asked Brinton to conduct a workshop on the same topic for students and employees of Hillsborough Community College. She incorporated the performance of Freak by the students at Tampa Catholic High School into the workshop.

Brinton has been functioning in the capacity of a Licensed Mental Health Counselor since 2012 and has worked with a wide age-range and socio-economic level of children throughout her career. Her current specialization is in adolescent mental health in the Tampa area private school sector and private practice settings. She launched SCOPE-LLC in 2015 with the vision of bridging the gap between community and school by integrating services with a holistic body, mind, emotion, and spirit approach that focuses on developing an overall wellness.  Brinton committed seven years to the public-school system as an elementary school teacher at a Title I school, and developed a subsidized early childhood center in a high needs area that progressed successfully under her helm for six years. Her current research interests include adolescent grief and loss, and proposes the future direction of her research to incorporate complicated and prolonged grief.

Tampa and Sarasota Campuses Raise Money for Red Nose Day

Argosy University, Tampa and Argosy University, Sarasota reached their goals to raise over $500 for Rose Nose Day 2018. The two campuses created a series of fun-raisers including lectures, apple ad tomato sales and a four-floor scavenger hunt to meet their goal.

Red Nose Day raises money and awareness for underprivileged children. The organization’s mission is to end child poverty – one nose at a time. Red Nose Day supports programs that keep children safe, healthy and educated and has raised over $100 million and assisted over 8.3 million children in just three year’s time.

Red Nose Day is still taking donations for #TeamArgosyFlorida. Donate here.

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