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Carol Kirkpatrick, PhD, MPH, RDN, CLS, FNLA

Director/Nutrition and Wellness Coach

Alyssa Hines, RDN, LD

Nutrition and Wellness Coach

Career Path Interns:

Joseph Frey, CPT

Certified Personal Trainer. Major: Exercise Science

Certified Functional Training Specialist 



The Wellness Center is a clinic in the Kasiska Division of Health Sciences that is focused on health promotion and disease prevention for members of the ISU community.

Eligibility of Programs

Current students, faculty, staff, and spouses with a valid Bengal ID card are eligible to participate in the Wellness Center's programs. ISU alumni with an Alumni card may also be eligible to participate in our programs.


Mission Statement

The mission of the Wellness Center is to promote a collaborative approach to personal and community health through health promotion, educational programming, and service to the ISU community. We are committed to provide opportunities that facilitate and support growth in the multiple dimensions of health: physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, social and environmental.


The goals of the Wellness Center are to:

  • offer programs and services emphasizing awareness, prevention, and positive health behavior change,
  • provide current and accurate information on personal and community health issues,
  • foster a campus environment supportive of a healthy lifestyle, and
  • provide knowledge and skills to improve and maintain health that may enhance academic and/or work performance.


The ISU Wellness Center operates in accordance with the Standards of Practice for Health Promotion in Higher Education developed by the American College Health Association.