A.H. Ismail Center
The Ismail Center has reopened on Monday, October 18, 2021.
- Group fitness classes will not be offered during Spring of 2022
- Holiday Hours
Hours of Operation
Mondays to Fridays 7:00 am to 7:00 pm
Closed on Saturdays and Sundays
Ismail Center and COVID-19 News
In alignment with Protect Purdue policies, the Center will encourage and expect individuals to take personal responsibility for understanding and implementing the PROTECT PURDUE PLAN. Protect Purdue policies and procedures will be followed to help maintain a healthy environment and decrease the risk of the spread of COVID-19. Please note, these guidelines may need to be modified as the COVID-19 situation and corresponding Protect Purdue and CDC guidance evolve. Visitors to the Center will:
- not be allowed to enter the Center if they are ill or experiencing sign/symptoms of COVID-19;
- follow the Protect Purdue Fall 2021 Visitor Guidelines;
- be asked to review and adhere to the Protect Purdue guidelines in place on campus;
- be required to wear a face mask in the Ismail Center;
- be asked to wash their hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer upon entering the Center;
- be asked to review and follow the CDC indoor activity guidelines August 19, 2021;
- be asked to clean and disinfect the equipment, locker, and bench in the locker room before and after use with COVID-19 approved wipes.
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.