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School of Health,
Physical Education,
and Recreation
2004-2006
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. 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 schoolís 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 comprises the Department of Applied Health Science, the Department of Kinesiology, the Department of Recreation and Park Administration, and the Division of Recreational Sports. Close working relationships are maintained with other schools and departments on the campus, including the Medical Sciences Program, the School of Education, and the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, as well as units on the Indianapolis campus such as the Indiana University Medical School and the National Institute for Fitness and Sport.

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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 https://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
  Dietetics
  Health Education—Secondary Teacher Preparation
  Human Development/Family Studies
  Nutrition Science
  Public Health Education
  Safety Management
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 Health Studies
Graduate Certificate in Therapeutic Outdoor Programs
Master of Public Health
Master of Science in Applied Health Science
  Health Promotion
  Human Development/Family Studies
  Nutrition Science
  Safety Management
  School Health Education
Master of Science in Kinesiology
  Adapted Physical Education
  Applied Sport Science
  Athletic Administration/Sport Management
  Athletic Training
  Biomechanics
  Clinical Exercise Physiology
  Ergonomics
  Exercise Physiology
  Motor Learning/Control
  Social Science of Sport
Master of Science in Recreation
  Administration
  Outdoor Recreation
  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:
  Coaching
  Dance
  Exercise Science
  Fundraising and Resource Development
  Gerontology
  Human Development/Family Studies
  Human Sexuality
  Kinesiology
  Leadership
  Nutrition
  Outdoor Recreation and Resource Management
  Public Health Education
  Recreation and Park Administration
  Recreational Sport Management
  Safety Management
  Sport Marketing and Management
  Tourism Management

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HPER Library

The HPER Library, conveniently located on the ground level of the HPER Building, collects materials that support the instruction and research of faculty and students in the School of HPER. As a part of the vast IU Librariesí network, the HPER Library provides access to a multitude of electronic resources, reference books, microfilm, and more than 250 periodical subscriptions. Services include interlibrary loan, reference assistance, reserves, and photocopying. For further information on the HPER Library, visit the IUB Librariesí Web site at: www.libraries.iub.edu and select the HPER Library from the list of libraries at IUB.

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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 schoolís alumni magazine, HPER Dimensions, is published by the Office of Development and External Affairs and mailed annually to more than 16,000 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 to 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; National Intramural≠Recreational Sports Association; and the National Athletic Training 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 tailgate events at Indiana University football games, as well as December and May graduation send-off luncheons for graduates and their families. The HPER Alumni Association is governed by a 20-member board of directors, including 3 student members and 3 lifetime members, which meets quarterly. 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 strive 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 schoolís academic mission. The assessment process helps students and professors judge the mastery of the learning outcomes that are specified in the schoolís assessment plan for each HPER academic program. In addition to knowledge of content, other outcomes assessed by faculty involve the studentís skills in oral and written communication, analysis, critical thinking, judgment, problem solving, decision making, valuing, interaction, and leadership. Faculty value 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.

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Student Services within the School

Advising
Placement
Student Organizations
School of HPER Awards and Scholarships
School of HPER Awards
Kinesiology Awards
Applied Health Science Awards
Recreation and Park Administration Awards
Indiana Park and Recreation Association Grants and Scholarships
Division of Recreational Sports Awards

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Advising

Before registering each semester the student must meet with an assigned academic advisor for ongoing assistance in academic and career planning. During this meeting the registration approval form must be signed by the academic advisor. The student may obtain a registration access code in HPER 115, after submitting this approved form. Students are responsible for tracking their own academic progress.

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Placement

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

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Student Organizations

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 department 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 and Nutrition Club
Indiana University Emergency Medical Services (for students who have or will have EMT certification)

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

Recreation and Park Administration
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 the division. The association is a communication liaison between students, the recreational sports staff, and Bloomington administration. SRSA is dedicated to monitoring, improving, and promoting recreational sport opportunities to 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 for additional information.

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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, or 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 External Affairs, (812) 855-4712, or visit www.hper.indiana.edu/financial.

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School of HPER Awards

Carter Littell Memorial Scholarship Deanís Senior Recognition Award HPER Alumni Board Scholarship Student Research and Travel Grants-In-Aid (undergraduate and graduate) Updyke/Presidentís Challenge Fellowship

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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
Harry Dippold 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
W. W. Patty Alumni Scholarship

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Applied Health Science Awards

American School Health Association Scholarship
Crane Fund for Widows and Children
Donald J. Ludwig Scholarships
J. K. Rash Scholarship
Margaret Seberger Scholarship
Opal G. Conrad Scholarship
Pantaleoni Scholarship
Ron Hall Scholarship
Ruth Engs Graduate Research Award
Ruth Mary Griswold Scholarships
William L. Yarber Professorship Fellowship
W. W. Patty Alumni Scholarship

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Recreation and Park Administration Awards

Bradford Woods Outdoor Adventure Therapy-Outdoor Therapeutic Recreation Award
Bruce and Sylvia Hronek Annual Award
Clinical Faculty Therapeutic Recreation Award
Distinguished Undergraduate Award
Garrett G. Eppley Scholarship
Hamilton Center Therapeutic Recreation Award
John Andrew Jarboe Memorial Scholarship
Junior Recreation Scholarship Award
Lebert H. Weir Award
Sharpless Family Hawaii Fieldwork Award
Walter Jamieson Memorial Scholarship
W. W. Patty Alumni Scholarship

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Division of Recreational Sports Awards

Hurst-Schlafer Scholarship
Jamison, Hillary, and Hannah Shell Fitness Award
Jill Behrman Emerging Leader Scholarship
Ora A. Wildermuth Recreational Sports Scholarship
Richard F. Mull Outstanding Volunteer Awards
Rubert Stumpner Outstanding Senior Award
Terry Clapacs Outstanding Manager Awards
William H. Lindley Jr. Award

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