Health and Human Performance

Welcome, prospective IWU students, to the Division of Health and Human Performance. We are pleased to share this information with you as you plan your educational and career path and endeavor to follow God's call upon your life.

If you desire to experience a supportive Christian academic community that includes both seasoned and young, upcoming professors, then Indiana Wesleyan University is the place for you. We invite you to experience IWU and become engaged in spiritual growth, leadership development, character shaping and scholarly endeavors.

Outstanding Faculty

Melissa Cook
Prof; Exercise Science | MS, EdD

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.

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Indiana Wesleyan has been really proactive in helping me learn about myself and about my calling.

Morgan | 2016

Our Outlook

In the Division of Health and Human Performance, we seek to impact all aspects of the whole person - providing opportunities for neuromuscular skills development, organic and physical fitness, intellectual advancement, the accumulation and interpretation of knowledge, social relationships, emotional health, and spiritual growth and enhancement. We believe that God created you as a whole person and that we should minister to you while keeping each of these components in mind.