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Advising and Special Options

Advising Each student in the School of Physical Education and Tourism Management is assigned an academic advisor from the Office of Student Success and a faculty mentor from their department for the duration of the student's time in the school.  Both will assist students to make the most of their PETM experience.  The academic advisor will guide students through their academic experience, while the faculty mentor will help students explore their chosen field and plan their career path.  Students are expected to meet with their advisors at least once a semester to make sure they're on track to complete their degree and are prepared for their intended profession.

Forgiveness Policy Policy provides a fresh start to former IU students accorded to students transferring from other universities.  The policy applies only to former IU students, who have worked on a first undergraduate degree, but who have not attended any college for a minimum of three years.  Students must invoke this policy upon application for admission to the School of Physical Education and Tourism Management or submit a notification of intent to petition for academic forgiveness if not yet accepted by a school.  Forgiveness policy applications are located in the School of Physical Education and Tourism Management.

If the forgiveness petition is accepted, all courses previously taken will remain on the transcript, but only courses with grades of A+, A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, P and S may be counted toward degree requirements, though these grades will not count in the student's GPA.  In effect, the student will start with a cumulative GPA of 0.0, after which all the rules of academic probation and dismissal will apply.  Forgiveness may be invoked only once and it does not preclude a student from using other grade replacement options available for course work taken after forgiveness is granted.  Forgiveness is available only for courses taken at Indiana University.  Visit the IUPUI Registrar's Office website to see the entire policy.

Independent Study Work may be accomplished in absence for credit through the School of Continuing Studies. A student must have satisfied the entrance requirements of the School of Physical Education and Tourism Management, however, before registering for such work if it is to be applied toward a degree. Special permission from the dean is required. Students may apply up to 18 credit hours of correspondence work from the School of Continuing Studies toward a degree in the School of Physical Education and Tourism Management.

Pass/Fail Option Students may elect to take one course each semester with a grade of P (Pass) or F (Fail), with a maximum of two such courses each school year, including summer sessions. The student must elect to exercise this option early in the semester or summer session, per the timeline contained in the Registration Guide and Academic Information. Courses that satisfy school or degree program requirements may not be taken under this option.

Excessive Withdrawal Policy After eight withdrawals, a mandatory meeting among the student, the student’s advisor and department chair will be held to identify the reason(s) for the withdrawals, discuss alternatives for course scheduling and review the student’s plan of study to determine if satisfactory progress is being made toward the degree objective. After 10 withdrawals, a mandatory meeting with the dean of the school will occur. A review of the previous meeting and reason(s) for subsequent withdrawals will determine if the student will be allowed to continue in the School of Physical Education and Tourism Management.

Special Credit Opportunities See department chair for procedures on special credit.

Academic Expectations Student work in general education and major courses will include content and learning activities supporting the principles of undergraduate learning as defined by the faculty of the School of Physical Education and Tourism Management. These principles relate to students’ competencies in the following five areas: core skills (reading, writing, speaking, quantitative analysis and use of information technology); critical thinking; intellectual depth, breadth, and adaptiveness; understanding society and culture; and integration and application of knowledge. These general education principles are defined on course syllabi. Faculty expect students to use software applications to prepare assignments, to use electronic mail to enhance communication and/or submit assignments, and to develop competencies with various campus technology resources. Written work is to be of high quality (focused, organized, and with an introduction, purpose, sense of audience, thesis and conclusion; appropriate sentence structure; variety; and correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation). Writing should reveal the student’s ability to develop ideas with balanced and specific arguments. Papers should follow APA style unless another style is specified and should give credit to original sources when ideas or materials of others are used.

Academic Integrity Students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with the school’s regulations concerning cheating and plagiarism, which appear as follows in the IUPUI Faculty Handbook:

Cheating is dishonesty of any kind with respect to examinations, course assignments, alteration of records or illegal possession of examinations. It is the responsibility of the student not only to abstain from cheating but, in addition, to avoid the appearance of cheating and to guard against making it possible for others to cheat. Any student who helps another student to cheat is as guilty of cheating as the student who was assisted. Students should also do everything possible to induce respect for the examining process and honesty in the performance of assigned tasks in or out of class.

Plagiarism is the claiming of the work of someone else as one’s own. Honesty requires that any ideas or materials taken from another source for either written or oral use must be fully acknowledged. The language or ideas taken from another may range from isolated formulas, sentences, or paragraphs to entire articles copied from books, periodicals, speeches, databases, or the writings of other students. The offering of materials assembled or collected by others in the form of projects or collections without acknowledgement also is considered plagiarism. Any student who fails to give credit for ideas or materials taken from another source is guilty of plagiarism.

A faculty member who has evidence that a student is guilty of cheating or plagiarism shall initiate the process of determining the student’s guilt or innocence. No penalty shall be imposed until the student has been informed of the charge and of the evidence upon which it is based and has been given an opportunity to present a defense. If the faculty member finds the student guilty, the faculty member assesses a penalty within the course and promptly reports the case, in writing, to the dean of the school or comparable head of the academic unit. The report should include the names of any other students who may be involved in the incident and recommendations for further action. The dean, in consultation with the faculty member if the latter so desires, will initiate any further disciplinary proceedings and inform the faculty member of any action taken. In every case, a record of the offenses remains on file in the dean’s office.

For further regulations, students should refer to IUPUI’s Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct by the Board of Trustees of Indiana University. Students may obtain a copy of the Code from the dean’s office or view the text on the IUPUI website at www.iupui.edu.

Academic Load

Semester Academic Load A typical academic load is 12–18 credit hours, with an average load being approximately 15 credit hours. A typical load in a summer session is 9 credit hours. Students expecting to carry more than 18 credit hours per semester or 9 credit hours for a summer session must have permission of the dean of the School of Physical Education and Tourism Management and should have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (B).

Returning Student

Repeating Classes Any former student returning after having been out of school for 5 or more years will be required to re-take all major's courses if they have only completed 55 total credit hours or less.  Any former student returning after having been out of school for 5 or more years and has completed 56 or more total credit hours will be required to re-take any upper level (300 or 400) major's courses.  {Exceptions/appeals for a specific course would be reviewed by a panel of faculty members from that student's major.}

Plan of Study Any returning student (having been absent from school for 1-4 years) applying for re-admission into the School of PETM will be placed on the plan of study (original or new) that is in their best interest provided they were not out of school for more than 5 years.

Student Files

Student hard copy files may be disposed of for those students who have not graduated and have not attended school for at least the last 5 years.

Academic Standing, Warning, Probation, Dismissal and Reinstatement

Academic Standing Students who consistently maintain a GPA of 2.0 or higher in both their cumulative and semester records are considered to be in good standing.

Academic Warning A student whose IU semester grade point average (GPA) falls below a 2.0, but whose IU cumulative GPA is a 2.0 or higher will be placed on academic warning.  Students on academic warning will be advised of their academic warning status via a letter from the PETM Director of Student Success.  An academic hold is not placed on the student's academic record and class registration is not prohibited.

Academic Probation A student whose IU cumulative grade point average (GPA) falls below a 2.0 will be placed on academic probation.  Students on academic probation will be advised of their academic probation status via a letter from the Director of Student Success.  An academic hold is placed on the student's academic record and the student will be unable to register for classes until after the student has met with the PETM Director of Student Success and signed a probation contract.

Once the IU cumulative GPA is at least 2.0, the student will be removed from probationary status.  Students removed from academic probation will be advised via a letter from the PETM Director of Student Success.

Academic Dismissal A student on probation, who has completed a minimum of 12 IUPUI grade point average (GPA) hours is subject to dismissal if the student fails to attain an IU semester GPA of at least 2.0 in two consecutive IUPUI semesters (fall and spring) and when the student's IU cumulative GPA is below a 2.0.  Students on academic dismissal will be advised of their academic dismissal status via a letter from the PETM Director of Student Success.  An academic hold is placed on the sudent's academic record and an academically dismissed student will not be able to register for classes.  A student dismissed for the first time must remain out of school at least one regular (fall or spring) semester and will not be allowed to take classes at IUPUI or any IU campus.  If a student is academically dismissed more than once, the student is not allowed to take classes at IUPUI or any IU campus for at least two regular semesters (fall and spring).  A student can also be dismissed from the university, if a student is not making academic progress towards a degree.

Reinstatement A student dismissed for the first time must remain out of school at least one regular (fall or spring) semester.  During the semester out of school, the student may petition the School of Physical Education and Tourism Management for readmission.  A student dismissed for a second time must remain out of school at least two regular semesters (fall and spring), but may petition for readmission during the second semester out of school.  Readmission after a second dismissal is extremely rare.  In order to allow sufficient time for considering a readmission petition, a student must submit a reinstatement application by June 15 for the fall semester, October 15 for the spring semester, or March 15 for either summer session.  Late readmission applications will not be accepted.  A student readmitted will be informed via a letter from the PETM Director of Student Success.  The letter will indicate any non-negotiable conditions and restrictions affecting readmission and continuance in the degree program.  Students who are reinstated are required to meet with the PETM Director of Student Success and sign a reinstatement probation contract before being able to register for classes.  A reinstated student will also be required to obtain a 2.3 semester GPA their first semester/summer session back and meet any additional academic conditions or be subject to dismissal for one year.  A student who fails to meet prescribed reinstatement standards will be dismissed again.

One Dismissal Students who have been dismissed once for academic reasons may appeal for reinstatement subject to the conditions stated above.

Two Dismissals Students who have been dismissed twice for academic reasons may not appeal for reinstatement for any enrollment period during the next calendar year.

Student Grievance Procedures Students who feel they have been treated in an unfair or unethical manner by a member of the School of Physical Education and Tourism Management faculty are encouraged to resolve their differences directly with the faculty member. When informal solutions do not appear possible, the following procedures should be observed.

Appeal for Grade Change A student may request a change of grade in a School of Physical Education and Tourism Management course by filing a Change of Grade Petition with the Registrar's Office. The petition, along with supporting evidence that the grade was improper, must be submitted no later than 5 years following the final date of the term in which the course was taken.

Complaints of Unethical Treatment All academic personnel (faculty, part-time instructors and advisors) are expected to conform to the Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct published in the Indiana University Academic Handbook. Students who feel they have been treated unfairly by a faculty member may lodge a complaint by following the procedures outlined in the Code.

Student Advocate The Student Advocate provides impartial, objective and confidential assistance to students regarding problems or disputes that appear unresolvable through existing procedures or systems. By considering problems in an unbiased way, the student advocate strives to achieve a fair resolution of disputes. As an advocate for just and fair treatment, the office works to protect the rights of all parties involved. The student advocate investigates claims of unfair treatment or erroneous procedures and serves as an information resource, advisor and intermediary.

For many problems, a procedure is outlined by university rules or policies. Where practical, students should observe the policies and regulations of their school.

Courses that Do Not Count for Degree Requirements The following courses do not count for any credit toward any degree program in PETM:  ENG-G level courses, ENG-W001, MATH 015, MATH-M 010 and MATH 00100.  Note:  This is not a complete list.  The School and department/program reserve the right to exclude course credit when it is deemed as overlapping with other earned credit or it is determined to be remedial in nature.

In general, credit is not allowed for both of two overlapping courses.  Examples of course overlaps include (NOTE:  This is not a complete list):

BIOL-N212/BIOL-N213 and BIOL-N217

BIOL-N214/BIOL-N215 and BIOL-N261

CHEM-C101/CHEM-121 and CHEM-C105 and/or CHEM-C106

MATH-M119 and MATH 22100 or MATH 23100 or MATH 16300 or MATH 16500

MATH 15100 or 15900 and MATH 15300/15400

MATH 15100 and MATH 15900

MATH 22100/MATH 22200 and MATH 23100/MATH 23200

MATH 22100/MATH 22200 and MATH 16300/MATH 16400 or MATH 16500/MATH 16600

MATH 23100/MATH 23200 and MATH 16300/MATH 16400 or MATH 16500/MATH 16600

MATH 16300 and MATH 16500

MATH 16400 and MATH 16600

PHYS-P201/PHYS-P202 or PHYS 21800/PHYS 21900 and PHYS 15200/PHYS 25100

STAT 30100, PSY-B305, ECON-E 270, STAT-N 501, SPEA-K 300

In addition, any course that is retaken is considered an overlap.  Consult with your academic advisor regarding other overlapping courses.

Email as Official Correspondence with Students At Indiana University, each student is expected to set up a University email account for use during the time in which a student is admitted and enrolled at the University.

Email shall be considered an appropriate mechanism for official communication by Indiana University with IU students unless otherwise prohibited by law.  The University reserves the right to send official communications to students by email with the full expectation that students will receive email and read these emails in a timely fashion.  Official university email accounts are available for all registered students.  Official university communications will be sent to students' official university email addresses.

Students are expected to check their IUPUI email on a frequent and consistent basis in order to stay current with university-related communications.  Students must insure that there is sufficient space in their accounts to allow for email to be delivered.  Students have the responsibilty to recognize that certain communications may be time-critical.

Students who choose to have their email forwarded to a private (unofficial) email address, outside the official university network address, do so at their own risk.  The University is not responsible for any difficulties tha may occur in the proper or timely transmission or access of email forwarded to any unofficial email address, and any such problems.

FERPA In accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), IUPUI students are hereby notified of their rights with respect to their education records.  These rights include:

The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 45 days of the day the University receives a request for access.  A student should submit to the registrar, dean, head of the academic department, or other appropriate official, a written request that identifies the record(s) the student wishes to inspect.  The University official will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and place where the records may be inspected.  If the records are not maintained by the University official to whom the request was submitted, that official shall advise the student of the correct official to whom the request should be addressed.

The right to request the amendment of the student's education records that the student believes are inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student's privacy rights under FERPA.  A student who wishes to ask the University to amend a record should write the University official responsible for the record, clearly identify the part of the record the student wants changed, and specify why it should be changed.  If the University decides not to amend the record as requested, the University will notify the student in writing of the decision and the sudent's right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment.  Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the student when notified of the right to a hearing.

The right to provide written consent before the University discloses personally identifiable information from the student's education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.  The University discloses education records without a student's prior written consent under the FERPA exception for disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests.  A school official is a person employed by the University in an administrative, supervisory, academic or research, or support staff position (including law enforcement unit personnel and health staff); a person or entity with whom the University has contracted as its agent to provide a service instead of using University employees or officials (such as an attorney, auditor, or collection agent; the Indiana University Foundation and Indiana University Alumni Association; and vendors of services such as email or other electronic applications, enrollment verification, and so on); a person serving on the Board of Trustees; or a student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks.  A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibilities for the University.  Upon request, the University may disclose education records without consent to officials of another school in which a student seeks or intends to enroll.  Finally, "public information" may be released freely unless the student files the appropriate form requesting that certain public information not be releasd.  Public information is limited to name; address; e-mail address; phone; major field of study; dates of attendance; admission or enrollment status; campus; school, college, or division; class standing; degrees and awards; activities; sports; and athletic information.

The School of Physical Education and Tourism Management (PETM) does adhere to the FERPA regulations and though "public information" is listed in the FERPA guidelines as being information that can be "released freely", PETM is cautious when releasing academic information about students, even when disclosure of information to a third party has been granted.


Residency Requirements for Graduation Students must complete at least 30 hours of the last 60 credit hours required for a specific degree program while in residence at the School of Physical Education and Tourism Management at IUPUI. The 30 credit hours should include either one 12 credit hour regular semester or two 6 credit hour summer sessions.

Enrolling in Transfer Courses Last Semester Any student taking classes in their last semester of attendance is required to receive approval from their Department Chair if they are going to take any classes at a non-IU System School or the Consortium.  Approval must be done by the student and Department Chair completing the Transfer Course Last Semester Agreement form, which states that the student has been informed that this could cause his/her graduation date to be delayed by a complete semester.

Degree Application A candidate for graduation must file a formal graduation application for the degree with the School of Physical Education and Tourism Management.  Applications must be filed by the following deadlines:  December graduates file the application by May 15, May graduates file by October 15, and August graduates file by January 15.  Late applications may not be processed if submitted past the deadline for the student's graduate date.  Candidates for graduation will be notified approximately 6 weeks before the start of their graduation regarding if they have been recommended for graduation.  All graduating students should meet with their academic advisor to confirm that they are on track to graduate.

Graduation with Honors Indiana University recognizes high cumulative grade point averages by awarding degrees with the designations “Distinction,’’ “High Distinction,’’ and “Highest Distinction.’’ To graduate with academic distinction, baccalaureate and associate degree candidates must rank within the highest 10% of the graduating class of their respective degree-granting units.  Additionally, baccalaureate degree candidates must have completed a minimum of 60 hours at Indiana University.  The designated individuals are presented with honor cords to wear at Commencement exercises for IUPUI.

Dean's List The School of Physical Education and Tourism Management recognizes exceptional academic performance in baccalaureate degree problems before graduation from the university by honoring students with the Dean's List notification.  Full-time enrolled students (12 or more credit hours) who have a semester grade point average (GPA) of 3.50 or higher.

Other Kinesiology Department Information

Uniforms Students participating in any RISE or HPER activity related course must adhere to the stated uniform/dress policy posted in the class syllabus or stated by the course instructor.

Camp Brosius In 1921, the Normal College (presently known as the IUPUI School of Physical Education and Tourism Management) established Camp Brosius at Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, as a training camp for its physical education majors. Currently, the Indiana University School of Physical Education and Tourism Management operates the camp as both a College Camp (for academic credit) and Family Camp (for family vacations).  The Department of Kinesiology holds leadership, team building, critical thinking and personal skills development classes at Camp Brosius as a part of the kinesiology major's required curriculum.  The kinesiology major (once admitted to the Department of Kinesiology) is expected to attend camp early in their academic career with three sessions now being held every summer for this purpose.  Two sessions are held in mid-May and one session in mid-August.  Orientation to Camp is held on the IUPUI campus the week prior to going to Camp Brosius.  Students in the Department of Kinesiology receive 3 credit hours towards their degree for the Camp Brosius experience.