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Phone: 765-494-3159


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West Lafayette, IN 47907

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Cassandra Ledman

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Health and Kinesiology

Areas of Expertise

  • Health Coach Prep Course Instructor
  • Clinical Exercise Physiologist, IU Health Ball Memorial
  • Exercise Physiologist, Cleveland Clinic
  • Purdue Exercise is Medicine on Campus referral program coordinator

HHS Signature Research Area(s)

  • Developmental Health and Wellness
  • Healthy Lifestyles and Vital Longevity

Department of Health and Kinesiology Research Area(s)

  • Exercise Physiology


Professor Ledman joined the Department of Health and Kinesiology as a Clinical Assistant Professor in July 2016. Professor Ledman teaches courses primarily within the clinical exercise physiology concentration.  She is the chair faculty advisor with Exercise is Medicine on Campus, and dedicates a lot of her efforts to bringing a culture of physical activity and health to Purdue’s campus.  Prior to arriving at Purdue University, Mrs. Ledman worked in the clinical setting as an exercise physiologist rehabilitating and educating patients with chronic conditions, specializing in cardiovascular disease.  Mrs. Ledman also served an adjunct faculty member at Ivy Teach for 3 years teaching anatomy and physiology and fitness classes, prior to her time at Purdue.

Professor Ledman is a Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist (RCEP) and Certified Health and Wellness Coach (CHWC).  She is an active member of several professional societies: American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), Clinical Exercise Physiologist Association (CEPA), American College of Exercise (ACE) and Wellcoaches.


  • MS, 2008, Ball State University
  • BA, 2006, Purdue Univesity
  • Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist, American College of Sports Medicine
  • Certified Health and Wellness Coach, WellCoaches
  • Certified Health Coach, American Council of Exercise

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

  • Department of Health and Kinesiology DEI (Diversity Equity and Inclusion) committee member
  • Practicing Equity, Diversity and Inclusion as an Exercise Professional Training (ACE)

Current Courses

  • HK 222 - Foundations for the Health and Fitness Professional
  • HK 318 - Strength and Conditioning and Exercise Instruction
  • HK 485 - Electrocardiogram, Cardiovascular Disease & Exercise
  • HK 424 - Health and Fitness Program Management
  • HK 490 - Health Coaching
  • HK 490 - Clinical Applications in Sports Performance
  • PES 114 - Exercise and Fitness

Selected Honors/Awards

  • Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award, Department of Health and Kinesiology - Spring 2021

Professional Affiliations

  • Midwest American College of Sports Medicine, Member at Large
  • Midwest American College of Sports Medicine, membership committee chair
  • Clinical Exercise Physiologist Association, continuing education and conference committee member
  • American Council of Exercise, certified instructor
  • American College of Sports Medicine, member and Purdue EIM-OC leadership team

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