Faculty

You can follow in their footsteps

For Applied Health and Fitness (AHF) faculty, the path to the front of the university class was paved with a variety of real-world educational experiences. What they learned while teaching health and wellness and physical education in the public school system, developing health promotion and wellness programs, and providing care in outpatient orthopedic clinics will benefit you as you anticipate the workday world of wellness and fitness.

Balancing their professional, civic and spiritual lives, AHF faculty contribute to their professional organizations, give back as community volunteers and are active in their church communities.

Melissa Cook; MS, EdD Assoc Prof; Exercise Science melissa.cook@indwes.edu Department - Physical Education Division - Health & Human Performance

Biography

Dr. Cook has been at IWU since the fall of 2007. She is the department coordinator for Exercise Science. She has taught a variety of classes, but her main focus is Exercise Physiology, Kinesiology and Biomechanics. In addition to teaching, she helps to coordinate the activities in the Human Performance Lab. Dr. Cook is also a member of ACSM. Dr. Cook lives in Marion with her husband Ben and two children, Tyler and Michaela. She enjoys anything outdoors, such as sports, gardening, hiking, etc.

  • B.A., 1997, University of the Pacific
  • M.S., 2002, California State University of Fullerton
  • Ed.D., 2005, Ball State University

Interests

Evaluation of IWU's Wellness Program and the impact of Title IX on female faculty that were in Division I athletics.

Contact Us

1-866-GO-TO-IWU

Visit Campus

Discover Campus Life for Yourself