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School of Health,
Physical Education,
and Recreation
Academic Bulletin

HPER Program
School of HPER
1025 E. 7th St.
Bloomington, IN 47405-7109
Local (812) 855-1561
Fax (812) 855-4983
Contact HPER Office

School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation

Mission of the School
A History of Leadership
Organization of the School
HPER on the Internet
Curriculum and Degrees
HPER Library
HPER Alumni Association
Assessment of Student Learning
Student Services within the School

Mission of the School

The mission of the School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation is to facilitate research and scholarly inquiry, the preparation of professionals, and the provision of services in health, kinesiology, and recreation. Collectively, the departments focus on prevention of disease, achievement of high-level wellness and quality of life, and exploration of the human ecology or the life experience from birth to death. We embrace lifelong opportunities for discovery, learning, and participation that contribute to healthy lifestyles for Living Well.

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A History of Leadership

Established in 1946 as the first School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (HPER) in the United States, the school and its programs have grown to encompass a broad spectrum of academic interests and professional fields. As a result of the scholarship and service records of the faculty and the unparalleled professional contributions of the school’s worldwide alumni, the School of HPER has earned an enviable reputation for excellence both at home and abroad. As one of the most active and influential alumni groups in the United States, School of HPER graduates continue to provide a loyal support network for current programs and students.

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Organization of the School

The school is composed of the Department of Applied Health Science; the Department of Kinesiology; the Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies; and the Division of Campus Recreational Sports. Several research and service centers operate within the school, including:

Applied Health Science
  • Center for Minority Health
  • Center for Sexual Health Promotion
  • Health Behavior Laboratory
  • Indiana Prevention Resource Center
  • Industrial Hygiene Laboratory
  • Institute for Drug Abuse Prevention
  • Nutrition Science Laboratories
  • Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention
  • The Children’s Door
  • Tobacco Control and Wellness Research Working Group
  • Adapted Physical Education Lab
  • Biomechanics Laboratory
  • Counsilman Center for the Science of Swimming
  • Counsilman Center Indiana Swim Team
  • Human Performance Laboratory
  • President’s Challenge Physical Activity and Fitness Awards Program
  • Sports Medicine Facilities
  • Underwater Science Laboratory
  • Wynn F. Updyke Center for Physical Activity
Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies
  • Aquatic Institute
  • Bradford Woods
  • Center for Sport Policy and Conduct
  • Center for Student Leadership and Development
  • Hilltop Gardens and Nature Center
  • Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands
  • Executive Development Program
  • Great Lakes Park Training Institute
  • Leisure Research Institute
  • National Center on Accessibility
  • Tennis Center

Close working relationships are maintained with other schools, institutes and centers on the campus, and programs on other IU campuses. Examples include the Institute for Social Science Research, the Kinsey Institute, and the Department of Economics, among many others.

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HPER on the Internet

Visit us on the Internet at www.hper.indiana.edu for a comprehensive description of degree programs, courses, faculty, research institutes, laboratories, and other aspects of the School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation. Apply online for undergraduate admission at www.indiana.edu/~iuadmit. Apply for admission to School of HPER graduate degree programs at www.gradapp.indiana.edu.

The School of HPER offers courses using distributed education technology over the Internet and over the Indiana Higher Education Telecommunications System. Register online for these courses at www.indiana.edu/~hperweb/de/registration.html

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Curriculum and Degrees

Each of the three academic departments offers degrees ranging from the Bachelor of Science to the doctorate over a wide variety of majors and specializations. Separate degree programs have been designed to fit the needs of students who anticipate careers in research, education, public service, or private enterprise. Particular attention has been given to the development of a curricular structure that will meet the most stringent contemporary academic criteria while maintaining sufficient flexibility to accommodate individual requirements.

The degrees and majors offered within the School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation are as follows:

Certificate in Martial Arts
Certificate in Safety Management
Certificate in Underwater Resource Management
Associate of Science in Safety Management
Bachelor of Science in Applied Health Science
  Health Education—Secondary Teacher Preparation
  Human Development and Family Studies
  Nutrition Science
  Public Health
  Safety Science
Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology
  Athletic Training
  Athletic Training—Teacher Preparation
  Exercise Science
  Fitness Specialist
  Sport Communication—Broadcast
  Sport Communication—Print
  Sport Marketing and Management
  Teacher Preparation—All Grade
Bachelor of Science in Recreation
  Outdoor Recreation and Resource Management
  Park and Recreation Management
  Recreational Sport Management
  Therapeutic Recreation
  Tourism Management
Graduate Certificate in Gerontology and Health
Graduate Certificate in Health Studies
Graduate Certificate in Therapeutic Outdoor Programs
Master of Public Health
Master of Science in Applied Health Science
  Health Promotion
  Human Development and Family Studies
  Nutrition Science
  Safety Management
  School and College Health Programs
Master of Science in Kinesiology
  Adapted Physical Education
  Applied Sport Science
  Athletic Administration/Sport Management
  Athletic Training
  Exercise Physiology
  Fitness Management
  Motor Learning/Control
Master of Science in Recreation
  Outdoor Recreation
  Recreation Administration
  Recreational Sports Administration
  Therapeutic Recreation
  Tourism Management
Director of Recreation
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
  Health Behavior
  Human Performance
  Leisure Behavior

The Ph.D. is administered by the School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation and awarded through the University Graduate School.

The following School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation subject areas are recognized as nonteaching minors at the baccalaureate level:
  Exercise Science
  Fitness Instruction
  Fundraising and Resource Development
  Human Development and Family Studies
  Human Sexuality
  Outdoor Recreation and Resource Management
  Public Health Education
  Recreation and Park Administration
  Recreational Sport Management
  Safety Management
  Sport Marketing and Management
  Tourism Management
  Youth Sport Management

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HPER Library

The HPER Library is conveniently located on the ground level of the HPER Building and collects resources that support the learning, instruction, and research of students and faculty in the School of HPER. As a part of the vast IU Libraries network, the HPER Library holds more than 22,000 titles in its collection, provides access to a multitude of electronic resources, reference books, videos in DVD and VHS, and more than 250 periodical subscriptions. The HPER Library’s computer cluster has 16 computers loaded with all standard software supported by the campus and two networked printers. Services include interlibrary loan, reference assistance, reserves, request delivery, and photocopying. For further information on the HPER Library, visit the IUB Libraries Web site at www.libraries.iub.edu/hper

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HPER Alumni Association

The School of HPER maintains contact with alumni through the HPER Alumni Association, a constituent society within the parent Indiana University Alumni Association. The school’s alumni magazine, HPER Dimensions, is published by the Office of Development and Communications and mailed annually to more than 17,000 HPER alumni in all 50 states and 41 foreign countries. The HPER Alumni Association contributes to the cost of publishing this magazine, through which alumni, faculty, and students are able to maintain contact as well as keep abreast of changes in the school. The HPER Alumni Association also sponsors receptions at the annual conferences of the National Recreation and Park Association; American School Health Association; American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance; and the National Intramural–Recreational Sports Association. These receptions offer alumni an opportunity to renew old friendships, meet new friends, and visit with faculty. In addition, the HPER Alumni Association hosts local events at Indiana University, including December and May graduation send-off luncheons for graduates and their families; local sporting event gatherings; the Patty, Endwright, Aldrich, and Mobley Alumni Awards program. The Alumni Association also assists with the Healthy Living Conference. The HPER Alumni Association is governed by a board of directors, including student members and lifetime members. For more information about Alumni Association activities, visit www.hper.indiana.edu/alumni.

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Assessment of Student Learning

In preparing students to face the important individual and societal wellness challenges and demands of tomorrow, the faculty of the School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation strives to provide the highest-quality undergraduate and graduate academic programs available in the nation. Assessment of student success is a formalized, ongoing, dynamic process that demonstrates accountability in the achievement of the school’s academic mission. The assessment process helps students and professors judge the mastery of the learning outcomes that are specified in the school’s assessment plan for each HPER academic program. In addition to knowledge of content, other outcomes assessed by faculty involve the student’s skills in oral and written communication, analysis, critical thinking, judgment, problem solving, decision making, valuing, interaction, and leadership. The faculty values assessment as a basis for improvement of the curriculum, courses in the majors, and enhancement of the quality of teaching. The central test of teaching is learning.

Student Services within the School

Student Organizations
School of HPER Awards and Scholarships
School of HPER Awards
Kinesiology Awards
Applied Health Science Awards
Recreation and Park Administration Awards
Division of Recreational Sports Awards

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Before registering each semester, the student must meet with an assigned academic advisor for ongoing assistance in academic and career planning. During each of these meetings, a student and advisor identify the courses in which the student will enroll for the following term. The resulting semester schedule is written on an Academic Advisor Registration Approval Form and signed by the advisor. The student must submit the signed form to the Records Office in HPER 115 to receive clearance to register. Paper copies of the Advisor Registration Approval Form may be picked up in HPER 115, or the form may be downloaded from: www.indiana.edu/~hperwww/academics/forms/index.shtml. (Additional registration information is available in the Enrollment and Student Academic Information Bulletin.) Students are responsible for tracking their own academic progress.

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Each academic department actively gathers placement opportunities and information for students in their fields. Career planning and placement opportunities are also available through the school’s student organizations. Contact your major department office or your academic advisor for more details.

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Student Organizations

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Students are encouraged to participate in the student organizations of the School of HPER. For more information on organizations, membership eligibility, and activities, contact the department or division in which the organization is listed. Some of these organizations are:

School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation Graduate Student Advisory Council

This school council is composed of two representatives from each academic department, appointed annually by the departments to discuss issues of interest to their student constituents within the school. This council also serves in an advisory capacity to the dean.

School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation International Club
HPER International fosters academic and social support for international students and facilitates contact among School of HPER students, faculty, and alumni.

Applied Health Science
American Society of Safety Engineers
Eta Sigma Gamma—Nu Chapter (the national health science honorary)
Indiana University Dietetics Club

Association of Student Sport Management Professionals
Kinesiology Club
Student Athletic Training Council

Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies
Graduate Recreation Society
Hilltop Gardeners for Change
Outdoor Recreation Club
Recreational Sport Management Club
Therapeutic Recreation Club
Tourism Management Club

SRSA: Student Recreational Sports Association
The Student Recreational Sports Association is a student organization acting as an advisory and programming group to IU Campus Recreational Sports. The association is a communication liaison between students, the recreational sports staff, and IU Bloomington administration. SRSA is dedicated to monitoring, improving, and promoting recreational sport opportunities of students, faculty, and staff at Indiana University Bloomington. To achieve this mission, the association has participant advisory groups for each program area (aquatics/informal sports, intramural sports, club sports, fitness/wellness, special events) and special committees established to work on projects of common interest (alumni relations, facilities, special projects, relations/communication). Call (812) 855-2371 or visit www.iurecsports.org/srsa for additional information.

School of HPER Awards and Scholarships

A variety of awards and scholarships are available for admitted undergraduate and graduate students in the School of HPER. Eligibility criteria for these awards vary. Some of these considerations include demonstration of academic excellence, leadership in extracurricular activities, and financial need. Students are encouraged to discuss these award and scholarship possibilities with their academic advisors. Award amounts vary, based on funding availability. For more information, contact the Office of Development and Communications, (812) 855-4712, or visit www.hper.indiana.edu/cost/index.shtml.

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School of HPER Awards

Aquatic Institute Scholarship
Carter Littell Memorial Scholarship
Dean's Senior Recognition Award
HPER Alumni Board Scholarship
Richard D. Spear Memorial Scholarship
Ruth Clifford Engs Doctoral Research Fellowship
Student Research and Travel Grants-In-Aid (undergraduate and graduate)
Updyke/President’s Challenge Fellowship
William L. Yarber Professorship in Sexual Health Fellowship
W. W. Patty HPER Alumni Scholarship

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Kinesiology Awards

Academic and Extracurricular Excellence Scholarship
Curtis R. Simic Scholarship
Edna F. Munro Physical Education Scholarship
Gallahue-Morris Graduate Research Award
Graston Technique Research Grant
Hal Morris Research Award
Harry Dippold Scholarship
Jane Fox Dance Scholarship
John Cooper Scholarship
John R. Endwright Scholarship
Kate C. Remley Memorial Scholarship
Leroy “Bud” Getchell Scholarship
Marjorie R. Phillips Scholarship
Nancy Friedman Memorial Scholarship
NASPE Outstanding Physical Education Major of the Year Award
Phyllis Wood Undergraduate Award
“Spike” Dixon Athletic Training Award
Swift-Russell Scholarship

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Applied Health Science Awards

Archie M. and Eleanor Williamson Koon Scholarship
American School Health Association Scholarship
Crane Fund for Widows and Children
Donald J. Ludwig Scholarships
James W. Crowe Award
J. K. Rash Scholarship
Joan Weinberg Wolf Scholarship for Dietetics
Margaret Seberger Scholarship
Opal G. Conrad Scholarship
Pantaleoni Scholarship
Ron Hall Scholarship
Ruth Mary Griswold Scholarship

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Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies Awards

Bradford Woods Outdoor Adventure Therapy—Outdoor Therapeutic Recreation Award
Clinical Faculty Therapeutic Recreation Award
Distinguished Undergraduate Award
Garrett G. Eppley Scholarship
Hamilton Center Therapeutic Recreation Award
Hronek Family Scholarship in Recreation and Park Administration
John Andrew Jarboe Memorial Scholarship
Junior Recreation Scholarship Award
Lebert H. Weir Award
Lyle and Evelyn Beaver General Recreation Scholarship
Sharpless Family Hawaii Fieldwork Scholarship
Walter Jamieson Memorial Scholarship

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Division of Recreational Sports Awards

Hurst-Schlafer Scholarship
Jamison, Hillary, and Hannah Shell Fitness Inspiration Award
Jill Behrman Emerging Leader Scholarships
Richard F. Mull Outstanding Volunteer Awards
Robert Stumpner Outstanding Senior Award
Terry Clapacs Outstanding Manager Awards
William H. Lindley Jr. Participant Scholarship

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