Graduate Assistantships in The Fisher Institute for Wellness and Gerontology

You can apply to work as a graduate assistant at The Fisher Institute to gain important practical application and research experiences. Graduate assistants work 20 hours a week and receive a tuition waiver (some fees still apply) plus a stipend. An assistantship is awarded for one academic year (fall and spring semesters) and renewable for a second year based on satisfactory academic and work performance.

Assistantships Include:

  • research, applied practice in wellness management, and gerontological service delivery
  • coordinating initiatives, developing partnerships, and creating copy for the health tools and products that can be used with multiple media outlets
  • working with older adults in Delaware County through programming and informational seminars

Additional Graduate Opportunities

As a student at the Fisher Institute, you will have the opportunity to:

  • engage in researching, writing, editing, and finalizing text on a number of topics that are incorporated into consumer-based publications
  • attend numerous professional workshops, seminars, and programs
  • work with aging adults on various levels
  • develop and present workshops
  • obtain an internship

Cognate (concentration in a doctoral program)

Our cognate options allow you to tailor your classes to your interests and earn credits that can be applied toward a doctoral degree.

  • Gerontology
  • Wellness Management


The Fisher Institute for Wellness and Gerontology
Health and Physical Activity Building (HP), Room 302
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Phone: 765-285-8259 or (toll free) 888-935-5278
Fax: 765-285-8237