A.H. Ismail Center
- April 2021 – Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Center remains closed. Check out what the Center will have to offer when we reopen. Find out the benefits of becoming a member, located under the membership tab!
Hours of Operation
In response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, our center will be closed until further notice.
Ismail Center launching new programs
The nation’s annual health care expenditure is approximately $3.5 trillion, of which, 90% is spent on chronic diseases and mental health issues. Program goals will be achieved with individualized fitness assessments & exercise prescriptions and improving lifestyle modification adherence through accountability and education.
- "Prediabetes and Exercise" will be a yearlong program using resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to support and encourage exercise and a healthy lifestyle. The course will look at eating, ways of becoming active, stress, healthy shopping and eating out. Participants will also receive an individualized exercise program.
- Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Program is a primary and secondary cardiovascular preventive program, which meets for supervised exercise sessions twice a week for one semester. The goal of the program is to reduce cardiovascular risk factors, mortality, morbidity, and health care costs.
- Call the Center for details about the program, 765-496-1015.
The A.H. Ismail Center has moved and is now located in the new Lyles-Porter Hall. Lyles-Porter Hall has been designed as a state-of-the-art Learning, Discovery, and Engagement facility which houses the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences; the IU School of Medicine, Lafayette Campus; and clinics for Clinical Psychology, Nursing, Nutrition Science, Speech and Hearing, and the Ismail Center.
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.
Optimum quality of life through regular physical activity.
MissionTo 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.