Departments & Centers

The School of HPER 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 Health and Safety Studies
  • Center for Minority Health
  • Center for Sexual Health Promotion
  • Heartland OSHA Training Institute and Education Center
  • Health Behavior Laboratory
  • Indiana Prevention Resource Center
  • Institute for Drug Abuse Prevention
  • Nutrition Science Laboratories
  • Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention
  • Tobacco Control and Wellness Research Working Group


  • Adapted Physical Education Lab
  • Aquatic Institute
  • 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
  • Women in Science Program
  • 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
  • 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 Karl F. Schuessler Institute for Social Research, the Kinsey Institute, and the Department of Economics, among many others.

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