Research and Community Impact

The Fisher Institute for Wellness and Gerontology takes an active role on campus and in the community through various research projects, wellness programs and direct interaction with aging adults.

We offer educational experiences that support students as they design, implement, and evaluate wellness programs for individuals of all ages. Our programs take you within community agencies, health care facilities, businesses, and school corporations, where your ideas can help change lives. Our faculty and student research focuses on multidimensional approaches to health and well-being for individuals, families, and communities and on innovative techniques for achieving higher levels of wellness throughout individual lifespans.


Our research mission is to assist organizations in designing, implementing, and evaluating programs dedicated to life span wellness. Research topics have included development of a multidimensional systems model for life span wellness, applying the Ball State Model for Wellness assessment, and motivating the community to participate in wellness activities.

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