Faculty

At Indiana Wesleyan University, our Exercise Science program is designed to offer a Christ-centered approach to improving your knowledge and application as you prepare for graduate school and other careers. Our faculty members are recognized leaders in the field by ACSM, NSCA, and NATA; many of them currently practice the trade, conduct research, and contribute to scholarly literature. Your learning experience here will take you far beyond the classroom by utilizing hands-on experiences in the human performance lab to bring that book knowledge to life application.

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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.

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