A.H. Ismail Center

Lyles-Porter Hall, West Lafayette, IN 47907
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The A.H. Ismail Center for Health, Exercise and Nutrition is a collaborative effort between the Departments of Health and Kinesiology and Nutrition Science at Purdue University. It was opened in April 1999 but has its roots in the 1960’s with the inception of the Adult Fitness Program. The Center provides faculty a centralized facility for conducting multidisciplinary research in health, exercise and nutrition; students a clinical laboratory for acquiring and polishing technical and leadership skills; individuals a wellness center for achieving and maintaining a maximal degree of health; and the local community a resource for increasing physical activity and exercise participation. A highlight of our center is the Adult Fitness Program (AFP). In the AFP members can enjoy a relaxed exercise environment filled with modern, state-of-the-art equipment. The membership also provides students with opportunities to practice and refine skills learned in the classroom such as health and fitness testing, exercise prescription, exercise leadership, counseling and management. The fitness center is open to anyone. Daily passes are also available. Vision Optimum quality of life through regular physical activity. Mission To provide a learning laboratory dedicated to the practice of physical activity to prevent and manage chronic diseases across the life span. Through continued innovation, we engage in lifestyle related interventional strategies serving students, researchers and the community.