Graduate Programs

The School of Physical Education, Sport, and Exercise Science at Ball State University consists of an Exercise Science and a Sport and Physical Education program.

Exercise Science Graduate Programs: 

Graduate degrees offered in Exercise Science are a Doctor of Philosophy in Human Bioenergetics, and Master's degrees in Biomechanics, Clinical Exercise Physiology, Exercise Physiology, or Sports Performance.

See Exercise Science Graduate Programs for an overview of the programs. 

Physical Education and Sport Graduate Programs:

The Physical Education and Sport Graduate Programs are housed in The School of Physical Education, Sport, and Exercise Science at the Health and Physical Activity Building.

Graduate degrees offered in Physical Education and Sport are a Master of Arts and a Master of Science. Students complete a specialization in one of the following areas: Coaching, Sport Administration, and Sport and Exercise Psychology.

For an overview of the Physical Education and Sport Graduate programs and additional information about the application process, click on the program of interest below. 

Athletic Coaching Education 
Sport Administration
Sport and Exercise Psychology

Wellness Management Graduate Program:  

The Wellness Management graduate programs are housed in The School of Physical Education, Sport, and Exercise Science at the Health and Physical Activity Building.  

As one of only a few programs in the country that combines wellness (major) and business (minor) degrees, the Wellness Management program continues to fill a niche in the educational spectrum. In 2012, the program received recognition as the National Wellness Institute’s Distinguished Academic Program.

Graduate degrees offered in Wellness Management include a Master of Arts and a Master of Science. Students complete 15 credit hours of core courses, a six-credit hour internship, a research option, 12 hours of elective courses, and a 12 credit-hour business minor (for those coming in without a business background).  

For additional information about the program and the application process, click on the following link:  Wellness Management Graduate Program.    

Applied Gerontology Graduate Programs:  

The Applied Gerontology graduate programs are housed in The School of Physical Education, Sport, and Exercise Science at the Health and Physical Activity Building.  

Our program has been recognized by the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education for offering the most comprehensive graduate gerontology program in the state.  

Graduate offerings in Applied Gerontology include a Master of Arts degree and a certificate in Gerontology. For the degree, students complete 15 credit hours of core courses, a three credit-hour research methods course, and 18 hours of elective courses. For the certificate, students complete nine credit hours of core courses and nine credit hours of electives.  

For additional information about the program and the application process, click on the following link:  Applied Gerontology Graduate Program.

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