Job Opportunities

The fields of physiology and health science provide a wide variety of career paths in many different areas. As a service to both our students and alumni, below is a list of current job opportunities noted to our department.

Survey Administrator Indiana State Department of Health

The Indiana State Department of Health is currently seeking individuals to administer the Indiana Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) in approximately 50 Indiana high schools. The YRBS is part of a nationwide surveying effort led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to monitor students’ health risks and behaviors in six categories: weight management and dietary behaviors, physical activity, injury and violence, tobacco use, alcohol and other drug use, and sexual behavior.

As a survey administrator, you will be responsible for driving to Indiana high schools, administering the YRBS, and ensuring that all survey protocols are followed. To become an administrator, you will be required to participate in a brief training (which will also be made available on-line). Survey administrators will be paid a stipend and reimbursed for mileage.

If you are interested in becoming a YRBS survey administrator, please contact Katie Ferguson  at (317) 234-6158.

If you have a position that you would like to include here, please contact our department.


Health Educator -  Part time and On Call positions available Jasper, Indiana

Apply Online at the Memorial Hospital and Health Care CenterWebsite –
Provide the planning, implementation and evaluation of customized health education and wellness programming for the customers we serve following researched health education models and strategies, using telephonic, written, and face-to-face education approaches. 6 months experience in education or health-related work is desirable. Educational background in worksite health promotion desired.
A Bachelor's Degree in a health-related discipline or a Nursing Degree. Other degrees will be considered when presented in conjunction with relevant work experience in health education. If not already certified, the Health Educator will be encouraged to achieve CHES or certification directly related to the services of the department. Appropriate industry certifications (WC, ICF, ACSM, ACE, CHES, etc.)  

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Department of Physiology & Health Science
Cooper Science Building, CL 325
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Phone: 765-285-5961
Fax: 765-285-3210