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Joining forces to improve lives everywhere

For many years, the School of Physical Education and Tourism Management and the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences have collaborated to accomplish the same goal—to help people get the most out of life.

Now we’re restructuring our schools so that we can pool our resources and make an even bigger impact. As the School of Health & Human Sciences (SHHS), we’ll work to improve more lives in more ways, providing more academic opportunities for our students, more scholarship possibilities for our faculty, and making the most of the city around us.


PETM has a history that stretches back 150 years, making it the oldest unit at IUPUI—and the oldest physical education program in the nation.

Starting with one degree offering in physical education, PETM grew and evolved as the decades passed. At the time of the restructuring, its three departments offered five undergraduate programs, two graduate programs, and 17 minors and certificates.



SHRS can trace its beginnings back to 1941, when the IU School of Medicine first began offering allied health degrees.

It underwent a number of name changes as time went on and continued to add academic programs to its portfolio. By June 2018, it was home to five departments offering one undergraduate degree program, seven graduate degrees and four certificates and minors.

Looking ahead to a bright future

While they’re now united under one school, our eight departments remain unchanged—offering the same degree programs and engagement initiatives.&

That means SHHS is home to six undergraduate degree programs, ten graduate degree programs, and 17 certificates and minors. We have faculty members in three facilities, but still maintain our small student-to-faculty ratio and focus on personal attention.

As one school, we’ll make an even bigger on the world around us as we work to improve lives and educate the next generation of health and human sciences professionals.