September is National Cholesterol Education Month

The Clinical Exercise Physiology Program at Ball State encourages everyone to pay special attention this month to your Heart Health.  For more information about heart disease we encourage you to visit this site:

The Clinical Exercise Physiology Program will be holding a blood pressure and cholesterol screening on Thursday September 19th, from 6:00am- 8:00am

The screening will take place in the lobby of the Ball State University Human Performance Laboratory on McKinley Avenue. No appointments necessary.

The blood test will include measures of:

  • HDL (“good”) and LDL (“bad”) cholesterol
  • Triglycerides
  • Blood glucose
  • Indicators of liver and kidney function (important for many people taking certain medications)

No food or drinks for 10-12 hours prior to the testing, other than water and medications.

Results will be forwarded to you within 5 business days. Many people need these test results as part of a routine office visit with their physician.  We recommend that you inquire of your physician to determine if these results could be used for your medical evaluation, and thus you may be able to file for reimbursement from your insurance provider.

More advanced blood tests to evaluate cardiovascular risk are also available for an additional fee.  Please call Becky Collins at 285-1140 for more details.

The National Cholesterol Education Program recommends that all adults should know their current cholesterol levels by having them checked at least every 5 years (annually once it has been determined to be elevated).

The Clinical Exercise Physiology Program faculty and graduate students will be on hand to answer questions regarding blood pressure, cholesterol, heart health, and physical fitness.


      Adult Fitness Member Fee -                                    $ 15.00




The Adult Physical Fitness Program (APFP) was started in the late 1960s by Dr. Bud Getchell and has operated continuously since its inception. The mission of the APFP mirrors the educational, research, and service missions of Ball State University.

The Adult Physical Fitness Program Longitudinal Study

The Adult Physical Fitness Training Center is located in room 135 of the Ball State University Student Recreation and Wellness Center.  We have over 3,500 square feet of fitness space dedicated solely to our members. The APFP is designed for adults who can be classified as low or moderate risk for developing cardiovascular disease (according to national guidelines from health and medical organizations); however, the program does provide services for some individuals with chronic diseases. For specific information about eligibility, please contact the program office. 

The APFP provides daily exercise supervision and exercise counseling by trained staff. Members undergo comprehensive health screening and physical fitness testing, from which an individualized exercise plan can be implemented to help members achieve their health and wellness goals.