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.