About the Fisher Institute

In 1986, Ball State University founded the Institute for Wellness. The proposal for the development of this Institute included the following two primary objectives:

  • To promote scholarship and interdisciplinary research in wellness-related academic disciplines
  • To benefit the health and well-being of all citizens of the state of Indiana and the country.

In 1993, the Institute was renamed the John and Janice Fisher Institute for Wellness to recognize and honor these two prominent members of the Muncie community who contributed significantly to Ball State University.  

The Fisher Institute is schedule to join the new College of Health at Ball State University beginning in July of 2016.  




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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
Fax: 765-285-8237