Program Happenings

We enjoy sharing the news, accomplishments, and projects of current faculty and students in the Sport and Exercise Psychology (SEP) program as well as those of past students!  These are some of the high points for this academic year, but if you wish to look at the history of past happenings then click here!   

  • Dr. Razon (PI) and Dr Dieringer (Co-PI) were awarded the ASPIRE Junior Faculty Award for 10K this spring to research the effectiveness of active video-gaming in individuals with disabilities for improving energy expenditure and psychological precursors (perceived competencies, mood states) for long term exercise behaviors. Such an awesome accomplishment! 

  • Dr. Blom is the interim director of the Peace Center this semester, and the Center organizes an event each year to promote nonviolence and memorialize the victims of violent events. This year's event, jointly organized by the City of Muncie, BSU's Peace Center, and the Social Justice League, is a relay event on April 13th, Taking Back April: Relay for Non-Violence, similar to "Relay for Life”.  For more information or to register, click here

  • Two SEP students, Brianna Leitzelar and Matt Ladwig, presented at the AASP Midwest Regional Conference at Bowling Green this past February!  SEP program faculty member Dr. Razon, and fellow SEP students Bobby Hilliard and Kara Holtzclaw were in attendance as well!  Way to represent Ball State!

  • In an immersive learning class this past fall through Building Better Communities (BBC), Dr. Blom, second year SEP student Akanimo Akpan, and a team of students developed and piloted Values Through Sports.  VTS is a character education program that can be infused into youth sport leagues, check out their website here!    

  • Mike Stout and Stephen Woodward, BSU SEP alumni, each accepted a position in 2013 as a Master Resilience Trainer - Performance Expert (MRT-PE). They will be employed through DCS and will be working with the U.S. military soldiers out of Fort Knox. We wish you all the best Mike and Stephen!     

  • Akanimo Akpan, a second year in the program, was selected in October 2013 to receive the 2014 Midwest District Ethnic Minority Graduate Fellowship Award through AAHPERD (American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance). Congratulations on your great work Akanimo!    
  • In the fall of 2013, Dr. Blom and a team of Ball State faculty were awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of State to use soccer in order to encourage peaceful living and citizenship in Tajikistan.  Visit their Facebook page here

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