School of Kinesiology

The School of Kinesiology is celebrating 100 years at Ball State University! Our School continues to build on our commitment to excellence with our extraordinary and committed faculty and emeriti faculty, dedicated staff, highly successful alumni, and crucial external partnerships. We have five undergraduate majors, eight active Masters Programs, one Doctoral Program, and we deliver the Physical Fitness and Wellness University core requirement.

We are guided by our vision statement which includes on-going development of distinctive programs that share important values such as commitment to academic rigor, experiential learning which develops core professional behaviors expected in real-world employment, and faculty scholarship which attains national and international recognition for excellence and informs class content. The state of the art facilities at our disposal including the JoAnn Gora Student Recreation and Wellness Center, as well as seven teaching and research laboratories, ranging from the venerated Human Performance Laboratory to the Athletic Training Research and Education Laboratories, scheduled to open in the new Health Professions Building this year. Other highly equipped laboratories include the Biomechanics Laboratory, the Integrated Exercise Physiology Laboratory, the Undergraduate Exercise Science and First Aid Laboratory, and the clinical exercise physiology laboratory.


We are responsive to a new generation of learners, and so in the past year, we have created an interactive learning classroom, an updated contemporary computer lab, and comfortable student huddle spaces, all in our building. We enjoy a culture of teaching and research excellence in our School, a culture which has been established over the many decades since 1918. Your donation will support our mission and vision to help the School continue to foster a culture of excellence now and throughout the future.


Below is a sample listing of opportunities to help support student learning and research in the School of Kinesiology.

  • Athletic Training: Hi-Lo Traction Table to provide ample opportunity for student learning.
  • Biomechanics: Naming of the Biomechanics Laboratory to honor a donor and thereby strengthening its mission with financial resources.
  • Exercise Physiology: Naming of the Integrative Exercise Physiology Laboratory to honor a donor, and thereby strengthening its mission with financial resources.
  • Exercise Science: Student Travel Scholarships to annually provide travel support for undergraduate Exercise Science students.
  • Sport Administration: Professional Development initiatives such as job fairs specifically designed for sport administration majors.
  • Sport and Exercise Psychology: Travel funds to help prepare students for doctoral work through attending conferences to present research and network. 

Kinesiology: The study of the impact of physical activity on health, society, and quality of life.

Early Bird Challenge
Congratulations to Associate Professor, Elizabeth Agnew, for winning $2,000 to donate to Religious Studies!
1 / 1 Gifts
1,918th Gift
The 1,918th gift will unlock $20,000 for student scholarships!
1,918 / 1,918 Gifts
Ball State Unit or Org with the Most Gifts
The Ball State unit/org with the most gifts on April 9 will receive an additional $6,000 for their department/org 2nd place = $3,000 3rd place = $1,500
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $6,000 Theatre & Dance 747
2 $3,000 Athletics 623
3 $1,500 Ball State's Greatest Needs 168
4 Greek Life 119
5 Student Scholarships 88
Academic Dept Participation Leaderboard
Which academic department will have most gifts on One Ball State Day? Make a gift to your department to help keep them at the top of the leaderboard!
Rank Departments Gifts
1 Theatre & Dance 747
2 Center for Information & Communication Sciences 88
3 Communication Studies 68
4 Telecommunications 62
5 Journalism 60
Amount Raised Leaderboard
Which area will raise the most on One Ball State Day? Make a gift to your favorite area of the University to help keep them flying high at the top of the leaderboard!
Rank Campus unit/fund Raised
1 Athletics $66,023.77
2 Theatre & Dance $19,328.27
3 Ball State's Greatest Needs $16,322.32
4 Charles W. Brown Planetarium/Physics & Astronomy $11,680.00
5 Teachers College $10,963.32
Marilyn Buck Matching Challenge
To mark Marilyn's upcoming retirement, she will be matching every dollar up to $10,000 to benefit our future physical education programs and students. The scholarship will benefit outstanding freshmen who are physical education and health teaching majors. The travel fund will help physical education and health teaching majors attend the SHAPE America National Convention.
$1,005 MATCHED
1,000 Gifts
1,000 gifts will unlock a gift of $1,000 from ’06 grad, Scott Wenclewicz.
1,000 / 1,000 Gifts
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