Faculty

IWU's Sports Ministries major is a joint venture between the School of Theology and Ministry and the Health and Human Performance division. This major is designed to prepare students to use athletics as a platform for gospel proclamation and Christian discipleship. Mike Fratzke, the Health and Human Performance chairperson, and Scott Burson, who has worked with several sports ministry organizations, advise students within the major.

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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