The mission of the Adult Physical Fitness Program mirrors the educational, research and service missions of Ball State University. The APFP serves Ball State University's graduate and undergraduate exercise science students by providing educational laboratories for the application of physical fitness assessment, exercise prescription, and fitness program administration concepts learned in the classroom.

It also serves the program faculty and students by providing research opportunities for a wide variety of studies that focus on health and fitness related aspects of physical activity and exercise.

Finally, it serves the local community by providing a valuable service via a state-of-the-art comprehensive physical fitness program which assists individuals in improving and/or maintaining their health and functional ability.