Lauren Ryan, M.S.

“My goal as an educator is to help students realize their potential both in the classroom and in the real world. I always emphasize the importance of inclusivity and empathy in my teaching. We live in a diverse world and our students are the future! It is my hope to provide hands-on experiences and practical knowledge to prepare our students in the best way possible.” 


Instructor of Exercise Science

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Science-Indiana University Purdue University-Indianapolis, IN
  • Master of Science-Indiana University Purdue University- Indianapolis, IN
  • Master of Public Health candidate – Indiana University-Indianapolis, IN

Year Joined Franklin



Exercise physiology, exercise prescription with clinical conditions, and leadership/teamwork development

Selected Professional Accomplishments

I have experience working in the healthcare and fitness fields. I have been a trainer and group fitness instructor at multiple fitness facilities in the Indianapolis area since 2016. For three years, I was an Exercise Physiologist in Cardiopulmonary Rehab for Community Health Network. Giving students examples of real-world application has been a vital component of my teaching.

Honors and Awards

2020 Dance Educator of the Year – Indiana SHAPE 

In My Spare Time…

I love to make playlists on Spotify, socialize with friends, and spend time outdoors! I am a dancer for Create Freedom Arts Projects; a contemporary/modern dance company in Indianapolis! I am also the lead facilitator for Inspire Team Building and Leadership. Founded by Rachel Swinford, we provide workshops and programs to organizations and businesses in central Indiana.