Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington

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Coordinates: 39°10′20″N 86°31′06″W / 39.17218°N 86.51843°W / 39.17218; -86.51843

Indiana University
School of Public Health-Bloomington
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Motto Public Health Reimagined
Type Public school of public health
Established 2012
Parent institution
Indiana University
Dean David Allison
Students 2,790 (2015-2016).
Undergraduates 2,377 (2015-2016).
Postgraduates 413 (2015-2016).
Location Bloomington, Indiana, U.S.
Campus Small City
Website publichealth.indiana.edu
Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington
Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington

The IU School of Public Health-Bloomington is an undergraduate and graduate school at Indiana University Bloomington. Until 2012, it was the School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (HPER). Now, the School of Public Health on IU's Bloomington campus is the largest school of public health in the Big 10. With 2,790 undergraduate and graduate students, it offers 34 different degrees. It has five academic departments.

The mission of the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington is to promote health among individuals and communities in Indiana, the nation, and the world through integrated multidisciplinary approaches to research and creative activities, teaching, and community engagement.[1]

History[edit]

The precursor to the School of Public Health-Bloomington, the School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, was founded in 1946. In 2012, the school became the School of Public Health-Bloomington.[2] The school earned accreditation from the Council on Education for Public Health in 2015.[3] It has the oldest Master of Public Health program, established in 1969, in the state of Indiana.[4]

A history book, titled "A Legacy Transformed", about the school's origins and transformation into the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington, was published in 2016.[5]

Curriculum[edit]

The school offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees, all with various concentrations:

Bachelor of Science[edit]

  • B.S. in Environmental Health
  • B.S. in Public Health
  • B.S. in Kinesiology
  • B.S. in Recreation

Master of Science[edit]

  • M.S. in Applied Health Science
  • M.S. in Kinesiology
  • M.S. in Recreation
  • Master of Public Health

The Master of Public Health Program (MPH) offers eight degree fields of study:

  • Behavioral, Social and Community Health
  • Biostatistics
  • Environmental Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Family Health
  • Physical Activity
  • Professional Health Education
  • Public Health Administration

Ph.D.[edit]

  • Environmental Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Leisure Behavior
  • Human Performance
  • Health Behavior

Centers and institutes[edit]

Centers[edit]

  • Bradford Woods Outdoor and Leadership Center
  • Center for Research on Health Disparities
  • Center for Sexual Health Promotion
  • Center for Sport Policy and Conduct
  • Counsilman Center for the Science of Swimming
  • Indiana Prevention Resource Center
  • National Center on Accessibility
  • Study Design & Data Analysis Center
  • Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention
  • Wynn F. Updyke Center for Physical Activity

Institutes & working groups[edit]

Laboratories[edit]

  • Adapted Physical Education Lab
  • Applied Health Behavior Research Laboratory
  • Human Performance Lab
  • Industrial Hygiene Laboratory
  • Nutrition Science Laboratories
  • Oxidative Stress Environmental Analysis Core Laboratory
  • Underwater Science Lab

Affiliated programs[edit]

  • Academic Diving Program
  • Dick Enberg Distance Learning Studio
  • Executive Development Program
  • Great Lakes Park Training Institute
  • Counsilman Center Indiana Swim Team (CCiST)
  • Institute for Outdoor Leadership and Education
  • Outdoor Pool
  • The President's Challenge
  • Royer Pool
  • Sports Medicine Facilities
  • Tennis Center
  • Tourism Research and Education Consortium (TREC)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mission, Goals, and Objectives: About Us: School of Public Health: Indiana University Bloomington".
  2. ^ "IU School of Public Health-Bloomington formally named, celebrated: IU News Room: Indiana University". newsinfo.iu.edu. Retrieved 2016-05-10.
  3. ^ "The newly named Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington, has a long, proud history of outstanding achievements across an array of academic fields related health, wellness, and disease-prevention". www.publichealth.indiana.edu. Retrieved 2016-05-10.
  4. ^ "The newly named Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington, has a long, proud history of outstanding achievements across an array of academic fields related health, wellness, and disease-prevention". www.publichealth.indiana.edu. Retrieved 2016-05-10.
  5. ^ "New book details the history of the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington: News: School of Public Health: Indiana University Bloomington".