About the Department

Mission Statement: As a leader in professional preparation, scientific inquiry and applied technology, the School of Physical Education, Sport, and Exercise Science will provide high-quality educational experiences for our students, contribute to the scholarly advancement of our academic disciplines, and serve our professional societies and the community-at-large.

SPESES Vision: The School of Physical Education, Sport, and Exercise Science at Ball State University will be a positive, energized, and collaborative work environment, with distinctive SPESES programs sharing important values such as commitment to academic rigor, critical thinking, creative problem solving, and lifelong learning. Core content will emphasize how physical activity enhances health and well-being throughout the life span. Experiential learning will develop professional behaviors expected in real-world employment situations.

Across the Ball State campus, students gain from a healthy blend of academic knowledge and practical application of that knowledge. The School of Physical Education, Sport, and Exercise Science is no exception.

We are committed to delivering an exceptional educational experience at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, while also furthering the respective disciplines through scholarly activity. We strive to serve the university, the profession, and the community. With our practical and immersive focus, we embody the Ball State’s strategic plan.

We are part of the College of Applied Sciences and Technology (CAST), which delivers practical education to students in six professional areas, including nursing, family and consumer sciences, military science, wellness and gerontology, and technology. As the college’s name suggests, its schools and departments focus strongly on applied and highly practical knowledge.

Learn more about academic programs at the School of Physical Education, Sport, and Exercise Science.

School of Physical Education, Sport, & Exercise Science
Health and Physical Activity Building (HP), Room 360
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: 8 a.m-5 p.m. Monday-Friday (Summer Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Phone: 765-285-8746
Fax: 765-285-8254