The School of Physical Education and Tourism Management and the Indiana University Natatorium share a $21.5 million facility located at 901 West New York Street on the main campus of IUPUI. The complex is divided into deck, concourse and bridge levels, covering approximately 200,000 gross square feet.
The deck level features weight-training and conditioning rooms, a 50-meter competitive pool, a diving pool, and a 50-meter instructional pool; the instructional pool is equipped with moveable bulkheads and floor so that the water depth may be adjusted to aid in instruction and recreation. A research suite for exercise physiology and biomechanics is also located on the deck level.
The concourse level of the physical education wing has a large gymnasium, an auxiliary gymnasium, racquetball courts and Informal Learning Laboratory.
The bridge level houses the administrative and faculty offices. From this level, an enclosed overhead pedestrian walkway connects the physical education complex with the Education/Social Work building across New York Street, where the three schools share classroom space.
Adjacent to the Physical Education/Natatorium building is an Olympic-caliber 400-meter track and field stadium, plus outdoor fields for instructional, recreational and competitive athletic events. The 28.7-acre outdoor facility also includes fields for softball, soccer and touch football.
The National Institute for Fitness and Sport (NIFS) was created in 1985. Dedicated to promoting healthy, active lifestyles through research, education and service, this nonprofit organization currently works in conjunction with the School of Physical Education and Tourism Management and other departments of the university. It occupies a $12 million, 120,000 square-foot facility located on the IUPUI campus and in White River State Park.