Grace College launching Center for Movement and Well-Being
Grace College in Kosciusko County has announced the creation of the Center for Movement and Well-Being. The college says the center will provide exercise science students with opportunities to conduct assessments, analyze data, do research, and implement programming.
A grant from the Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc.’s Charting the Future initiative is funding the center. The college says the center is designed to give students hands-on experience in the field.
“For many years, I have hoped for an opportunity to better serve the community and engage students alongside this pursuit,” said Christina Walters, director of the Center for Movement and Well-Being and director of exercise science at Grace. “The center has so much potential to encourage real people in Kosciusko County to make real changes toward movement and well-being.”
Eventually, Walters envisions the center will provide learning opportunities for students outside of the exercise science major, such as the behavioral sciences, marketing, journalism, public health, business and more.
“These initiatives will also coincide with Grace’s emphasis on the sciences. I am confident this center will have a long and lasting impact on the residents of Kosciusko County.” said Dr. Kevin Roberts, provost at Grace College.
The center’s first event is an exercise science combine day for local high school students scheduled for June 2-3.
Walters has several ideas for the center to engage with the community, including working with homeschool co-ops, high school and middle school sports teams who need assessment and aging residents of Kosciusko County who need age-specific movement and well-being guidance.