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School of Health,
Physical Education,
and Recreation
2004-2006
Academic Bulletin

HPER Program 
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Units in the School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation

Department of Applied Health Science
Department of Kinesiology
Department of Recreation and Park Administration
Division of Recreational Sports

Department of Applied Health Science

Faculty
Description of the Program
Areas of Specialization
Degree Programs
Careers
Scholarly Inquiry
Research, Instructional, and Service Projects

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Faculty

Chairperson
Chancellor's Professor Torabi

Assistant Chairperson
Associate Professor Lindeman

Professors
Kolbe, Torabi, Yarber

Associate Professors
Billingham, Cooper, Ellis, Fleming-Moran, Fly, Gilbert, Lindeman, Lohrmann, Shaw-Perry, Shier

Assistant Professors
Jones-McKyer, Obeng, Reece

Clinical Associate Professor
Kay

Clinical Assistant Professor
Sherwood-Puzzello

Lecturers
Applegate, Getty, Holmes, Pearson, Seo

Research Associates
Jun, McCarthy-Jean, Nowicke, Seitz de Martinez

Applied Health Science Web Page
A comprehensive description of applied health science degree programs, courses, faculty, research, institutes, and laboratories is accessible on the Internet at www.indiana.edu/~aphealth.

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Description of the Program

The Department of Applied Health Science at Indiana University is one of the oldest and most respected professional preparation programs in the United States. The department offers study in dietetics, health promotion, human development and family studies, nutrition science, public health education, safety management, and school and college health education. In a 2003 national ranking of professional preparation programs in health education, the departmentís doctoral program was ranked first in the nation, and its masterís degree program was ranked ninth among approximately 300 universities nationwide.

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Areas of Specialization

The department offers comprehensive curricula of undergraduate and graduate degree programs and courses that emphasize the importance of education in the prevention of personal and family problems related to lifestyle and health behavior. Seven areas of specialization are available to the student:

Dietetics studies the role of nutrition in health promotion and disease prevention and treatment in clinical and community settings. Students learn to apply the principles of nutrition, food science, and food management in advancing health promotion. The curriculum meets American Dietetic Association (ADA) Didactic Program in Dietetics approval.

Health promotion enables individuals and communities to increase control over and improve their health. Graduate level students acquire skills for serving as health education and promotion specialists in educational, clinical, occupational, and community settings and for managing a diverse array of health education programs.

Human development/family studies examines growth and development throughout the lifespan. Family studies examines more specifically roles within the family and how the members of diverse kinds of families interact with one another and with greater society.

Nutrition science integrates the basic and applied principles of nutrition and related sciences, such as anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, and medicine. Students learn to apply nutrition to health promotion. Courses of study include human nutrition, nutritional biochemistry, diet and disease, and food science.

Public health education promotes the health of the general public. Students acquire the skills to develop, implement, and evaluate health education and promotion programs in community, occupational, and clinical settings. In 1997 the Master of Public Health program received itís initial accreditation in Community Health Education from the Council on Education for Public Health.

Safety management develops the skills and professional competencies for safety and risk management of both public and private organizations.

School and college health education provides comprehensive and coordinated programs that promote the health of children and young adults. Students accrue professional skills required to design, deliver, and assess effective health instruction in schools and colleges. Undergraduate students can earn secondary teacher certification in a joint program with the School of Education.

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Degree Programs

Degree programs currently available in the Department of Applied Health Science include:

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) with options in:
  Dietetics
  Health Education—Secondary Teacher Preparation
  Human Development/Family Studies
  Nutrition Science
  Public Health Education
  Safety Management
Associate of Science (A.S.) in Safety Management
Certificate in Safety Management
Minors
  Gerontology
  Human Development/Family Studies
  Human Sexuality
  Nutrition
  Public Health Education
  Safety Management
Cognate
  School Health Education-Teaching
Master of Science (M.S.) in Applied Health Science with options in:
  Health Promotion
  Human Development/Family Studies
  Nutrition Science
  Safety Management
  School and College Health Education
Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) in Community Health Education
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Health Behavior
Doctoral minors with options in:
  Addictive Behavior
  Health Promotion
  Human Development/Family Studies
  Human Sexuality Education
  Nutrition Science
  Public Health Education
  Safety Management
  School and College Health Education

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Careers

Sources of potential employment for program graduates are numerous and varied and include public and private schools and colleges; local, state, and federal agencies; international agencies; voluntary health agencies; professional associations; clinics, hospitals, and private health care facilities; business; industry; and the military. Prospects for employment are excellent, especially if the individual is willing to relocate.

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Scholarly Inquiry

The Department of Applied Health Science has a long-standing commitment to scholarly inquiry in a broad spectrum of areas emphasizing health promotion and prevention of health problems. Research and creative activity in the department includes both basic and applied work in program planning and development; evaluation of the effectiveness of instruction; and examination of lifestyle and health behavior in relation to nutrition, exercise, stress, alcohol, tobacco, and other drug abuse, individual development and family health, communicable disease, human sexuality, and related areas. In addition to research projects, faculty members engage in a variety of other scholarly activities, including the preparation of articles, textbooks, and other publications. Faculty are frequently asked to present scholarly papers at regional, national, and international conferences.

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Research, Instructional, and Service Projects

In addition to offering a variety of courses and degree programs, the department is continuously involved in a number of innovative research, instructional, and service projects that include the following:

Center for Health and Safety Studies
This center provides support services to the university community, to the profession, and to the state of Indiana through conferences, research projects, and the management of grants and contracts. Director: Torabi.

Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention
The major focus of this center is the promotion of AIDS/STD prevention in rural America. Senior Director: Yarber. Co-director: Torabi.

The Indiana Prevention Resource Center
A statewide clearinghouse of prevention technical assistance and information about alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, funded by a contract with the Indiana Family and Social Services AdministrationóDivision of Mental Health. Director: Bailey.

The Indiana University Institute for Drug Abuse Prevention
Directed by faculty in the Department of Applied Health Science, the institute provides a research and service infrastructure for a wide range of drug prevention grants and contracts. Co-directors: Bailey and Torabi.

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Department of Kinesiology

Faculty
Description of Program
Degree Programs
Scholarly Inquiry
Research and Service Projects
Careers

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Faculty

Chairperson
Professor J. Shea

Assistant Chairpersons
Associate Professor Haven, Academic Specialist Willett

Professors
Dapena, Fielding, Gallahue, Koceja, Raglin, J. Shea, Stager, Wallace, Wilkerson

Associate Professors
Burns, Cothran, G. Frey, Hamm, Haven, Sailes

Assistant Professors
Docherty, Heath, Kozub, Mickleborough

Clinical Associate Professors
Chapin, Grove, Schrader

Clinical Assistant Professor
E. Shea

Clinical Lecturers
J. Frey, Miller

Lecturers
Beeker, Cousins, Garn, Kennedy, Ramos, Setser

Academic Specialists
Poulin, Willett

Kinesiology Web Site
A comprehensive description of kinesiology degree programs, courses, faculty, research, institutes, and laboratories is accessible on the Internet at: www.indiana.edu/~kines.

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Description of Program

The Department of Kinesiology offers both undergraduate and graduate curricula. Undergraduate concentrations in athletic training, exercise science, fitness, sport communication, sport marketing and management, and physical education (K-12 teacher certification) all lead to the Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology.

Programs offered by the Department of Kinesiology are interdisciplinary, providing course work and appropriate practicum experiences that are excellent preparation for specific careers or for pre-professional and graduate school opportunities. The athletic training curriculum prepares the student to sit for the National Athletic Trainersí Association Board of Certification (NATABOC) examination. Additionally, the program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). The exercise science program prepares students for graduate-level education in areas such as adapted physical education, biomechanics, clinical exercise physiology, ergonomics, exercise physiology, and motor learning/control. In addition, programs also prepare students for entry into professional/graduate programs in areas such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, medicine, physicianís assistant, dentistry, chiropractic and other allied health fields.

In the fitness specialist curriculum, students take courses that prepare them to sit for the three certification examinations: 1) the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Health Fitness Instructor; 2) the American Council of Exercise (ACE) Group Exercise; and 3) the ACE Personal Training. Students in sport communication may emphasize either print or broadcast concentrations with course work in journalism or telecommunications. Sport marketing and management majors are required to complete a core of courses in the Kelley School of Business.

The undergraduate teacher preparation curriculum combines courses in teaching methodology and the human movement sciences. Professional and technical instruction is provided for teaching various sports, dance, and fitness activities commonly taught in the elementary and secondary schools. This preparation is based on and intertwined with appropriate theoretical models and best practices that lead to all-grade (K-12) licensing in the state of Indiana.

The department offers an extensive program in physical activity instruction that is open to majors as well as students from other departments and/or schools on the Bloomington campus. Included in the elective courses are aquatics, conditioning, dance, fitness, individual sports, martial arts, racquet sports, and team sports.

Graduate curricula in The Dr. John M. Cooper Graduate Program in Kinesiology (Cooper Graduate Program) lead to the degrees Master of Science in Kinesiology and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in human performance. A variety of emphasis areas are available for graduate degree candidates, including adapted physical education, applied sport science, athletic training, human performance, social science of sport, and sport management. The Ph.D. program in human performance emphasizes biomechanics, exercise physiology, adapted physical education, and motor learning/control. The department operates human performance research laboratories in these areas.

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Degree Programs

Degree programs currently available in the Department of Kinesiology include:

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
  Physical Education Teacher Education—All Grade

Students may earn a Certificate in Martial Arts.

Available minors include:
  Coaching
  Dance
  Exercise Science
  Kinesiology
  Sport Marketing and Management

Cognate
  Physical Education—Teaching

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

Doctor of Philosophy in Human Performance

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Scholarly Inquiry

The faculty of the Department of Kinesiology engage in research and creative activity in a variety of areas, including the exercise sciences and the social science of sport and human development.

Within exercise science, the department supports research in ergonomics, exercise physiology, exercise biochemistry, clinical exercise physiology, motor learning, motor control, and biomechanics. Additionally, studies involving motor development and the effects of physical activity on special populations have received considerable emphasis. Over the years, funding for these scholarly activities has included such sources as the U. S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education, The U. S. Olympic Committee, the Athletic Congress, Lilly Endowment, and the Amateur Athletic Union. Faculty and graduate students have presented research reports at various scientific meetings and published their research efforts in scientific journals. Faculty members have also presented and published papers dealing with various topics in sport as viewed from a social science perspective.

The department has been concerned with the dissemination of new knowledge at all levels. Scholars have been invited to present research colloquia at national and international meetings. Graduate students have been successful in obtaining university teaching and postdoctoral research positions following completion of their doctoral programs.

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Research and Service Projects

Department faculty are involved in numerous research and service projects, such as the Adult Fitness program; the Counsilman Center; the Human Performance Laboratory; the Women in Science Program; scientific support services for the U. S. Olympic Committee; preparation of leadership personnel for the U. S. Department of Education; preparation of special educators in adapted physical education, funded by the U. S. Department of Education; the study of spinal control of balance in the elderly, funded by National Institute on Aging; and the Wynn F. Updyke Center for Physical Activity and Special Populations.

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Careers

Continuing national attention to fitness, sports medicine, sport, and an active way of life for all makes employment prospects excellent. Examples of the many career opportunities available are in aquatics management, athletic administration, athletic training, cardiac rehabilitation, coaching/athletic community centers, corporate fitness, fitness center management, program directing, personal training, fitness educator/consulting, group exercise, laboratory research, public/private school teaching, preventive medicine, pulmonary rehabilitation, research, sports information, sports reporting, sports broadcasting, audio/video production, public and/or media relations, fundraising/ philanthropy, sports advertising/marketing, and youth agencies.

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Department of Recreation and Park Administration

Faculty
Careers
Description of Undergraduate Program
Description of Graduate Program
Scholarly Inquiry
Research and Service Projects

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Faculty

Chairperson
Professor Jamieson

Assistant Chairperson
Professor Hronek

Professors
Austin, Ewert, Hawkins, Hronek, Jamieson, Meier, Russell

Associate Professors
D. Knapp, Lee, McCormick, Ross, Young

Assistant Professor
Basman

Lecturers
Beeker, Ramos, Setser, Wright

Visiting Lecturers
Elkins, Gray, Lundberg

Academic Specialist
Sharpless

Recreation and Park Administration Web Page
Site A comprehensive description of recreation and park administration degree programs, courses, faculty, research, institutes, and laboratories is accessible on the Internet at: www.indiana.edu/~recpark

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Careers

The department prepares students for careers in a variety of park, recreation, and leisure services settings, such as public parks and recreation; youth agencies; recreational sports facilities; hospitals, extended care facilities, and rehabilitation centers; private and commercial recreation; tourism; camping and outdoor education; and military recreation.

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Description of Undergraduate Program

The undergraduate curriculum, leading to the B.S. in Recreation, prepares students for positions as recreation activity programmers, planners, and leaders; managers of facilities; supervisors; park and recreation resource managers; and specialists in such areas as tourism management, therapeutic recreation, military recreation, and environmental education.

Students seeking the Bachelor of Science in Recreation degree may select from five specializations:
  Outdoor Recreation and Resource Management
  Park and Recreation Management
  Recreational Sport Management
  Therapeutic Recreation
  Tourism Management

Students may earn a Certificate in Underwater Resource Management.

Available minors include:
  Fundraising and Resource Development
  Leadership
  Outdoor Recreation and Resource Management
  Recreation and Park Administration
  Recreational Sport Management
  Tourism Management

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Description of Graduate Program

The graduate curriculum is for students preparing for careers in administration management, teaching, and research. In addition, students often elect to pursue recreation specialist careers in such areas as recreation planning, environmental education, and clinical and nonclinical therapeutic recreation. The M.S. (Master of Science) in Recreation offers five major options:

General Administration
This option is for students interested in public agencies, private/commercial agencies, or general administration management.

Outdoor Recreation
This option is for students interested in outdoor recreation management, resource management, camping administration, outdoor/environmental education, interpretation, and outdoor leadership.

Recreational Sports Administration
This option is for students with career objectives in recreational sport administration in colleges/universities, public and private recreation agencies, or the Armed Forces.

Therapeutic Recreation
This option is for students interested in working with disabled persons in either clinical or nonclinical settings.

Tourism Management
This option is for students interested in working in administration and conducting research related to the tourism industry.

Advanced graduate degrees include the Re.Dir. (Director of Recreation), and the Ph.D. in leisure behavior. These degree programs are designed for graduate students wishing to pursue careers in management and administration, teaching, research, or administration in higher education.

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Scholarly Inquiry

Scholarship in the Department of Recreation and Park Administration reflects a commitment to increasing the understanding of leisure and recreation at both basic and applied levels. Faculty and students are involved with scholarly research to develop findings that may be applied by practitioners. Illustrative of research on leisure behavior have been studies on the leisure behavior of women and physiological indicators of leisure experiences. Examples of applied studies have been investigations to establish national standards for park and recreation systems, to determine travel behavior and decision-making patterns, and to study the effects of outdoor recreation on the behavior of children with disabilities. A second area is the scholarship of teaching, where faculty engage in creative activities such as those funded by recent curriculum development grants from the Administration on Aging and the Department of Education. A third area of applied scholarship is the development of strategic plans for leisure service agencies and the provision of accessibility training for staff members of the National Park Service.

Each graduate faculty member pursues scholarship in a specialty, in addition to supervising scholarly activities of students. The department has several graduate emphases, including recreation and park administration, outdoor recreation and resources administration, recreational sport management, therapeutic recreation, and leisure behavior.

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Research and Service Projects

Major programs within the department include the following:

Bradford Woods
Indiana Universityís nationally recognized outdoor education and camping center has 2,300 acres and is administered by the Department of Recreation and Park Administration. More than 10,000 people use the facility each year for workshops, conferences, academic programs, continuing education, research, and retreats. It is also the home of Camp Riley (a national camping demonstration area for people with disabilities) and the national headquarters of the American Camping Association.

Center for Sport Policy and Conduct
Founded in 2000, the CSPC provides a platform for researchers in sport management to investigate a variety of issues and concerns while also providing the opportunity for implementing positive changes in the community. Partnerships with community and international organizations have been developed and maintained in an effort to provide strong links that will yield further research and benefits to the community in the areas of youth sport development, violence prevention, and sport policy.

Center for Student Leadership Development
The center works with existing student leaders who volunteer their time to influence and be involved with their student organizations as well as develop and deliver both academic courses and special extracurricular experiences that expand studentsí leadership skills and capacities.

Dove Institute on Fundraising
Established in 2002, the goal of the Dove Institute is to educate undergraduate students about philanthropy, its importance in our society, and its relevance to public and private organizations. Fundraising courses including Introduction to Resource Development, Annual Giving, Development Services, Major Gifts and Planned Giving, Capital Campaigns, Internships, along with service-learning opportunities and collaboration with other campus programs and agency partners, prepare students for roles as nonprofit professionals and volunteer community leaders. An 18-credit undergraduate fundraising minor is offered in cooperation with the College of Arts and Sciences to students of all majors.

Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands
The institute engages quality recreational and educational experiences for people through support of agencies and organizations that conserve, protect, and manage natural and cultural resources. The Eppley Institute staff is uniquely qualified to serve park, recreation, and public land management agencies. The Eppley Institute thrives on developing public/private partnerships, customizing training programs, providing applied and fundamental research services, and planning and design for recreation services, parks, public lands, and facilities.

Executive Development Program
This midcareer park and recreation program assists executives in keeping abreast with the changing world and in continuing to develop managerial skills.

Great Lakes Park Training Institute
Serving park executives and their staffs with up-to-date, hands-on techniques, this institute draws administrators, supervisors, and technicians from municipal, regional, state, and federal agencies in the United States and Canada.

Hilltop Garden and Nature Center
One of the oldest childrenís gardens in the United States, Hilltop contains 75 childrenís trees and vegetable plots plus a herbaceous perennial garden, fruit trees, herb garden, special display plantings, and test gardens. As part of the department, Hilltop is a laboratory for Indiana University students in outdoor education, resource management, horticulture, and science education.

The Indiana University Center on Aging and Aged
The center was founded in 1979 with the mission to implement and encourage activities throughout the university that contribute to the understanding and improvement of the health, education, and welfare of the older population. These activities include education and training, research, resource development, and community outreach.

Institute for Outdoor Leadership and Education (IOLE)
The institute comprises a number of venues committed to enhancing the professional development of outdoor educators. The multidimensional venues include the Adventure Research Cache, the Therapeutic Outdoor Programs certificate, the Conservation and Outdoor Recreation/ Education Program, the Bradford Paperís On-line, Research Connections, and Bradford Woods Professional Training Series.

Leisure Research Institute
Equipped with the latest in available computer support, this institute provides research support services to students and faculty as well as a focus for departmental research efforts and the expansion of cooperative research projects.

The National Center on Accessibility
The center is a national leader in the movement to include people with disabilities in recreation, parks, and tourism. Through its comprehensive services of research, technical assistance, and education, NCA focuses on Universal Design and practical accessibility solutions that create inclusive recreation opportunities for people of all abilities. The NCA is a program of Indiana Universityís Department of Recreation and Park Administration in cooperation with the National Park Service Accessibility Management Program.

Other Research and Service Projects
Graduate and undergraduate students are afforded nonclassroom experiences through such programs and park and recreational facilities as:
  Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department
  Division of Recreational Sports
  Indiana Memorial Union
  Institute for the Study of Developmental Disabilities
  Museums
  Outdoor Recreation Consortium
  State and national forests, parks, and recreational areas
  YMCA Fitness Center and youth agencies

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Division of Recreational Sports

Personnel
Description of Programs

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Personnel

Director, Assistant Dean
Bayless

Associate Director
Puterbaugh

Program Directors
Arvin, Geary, Hall-Yannessa, Heeter, McClary, Pedersen, Ruff, Tippin, Ward

Assistant Directors
Bladen, Downing, Eakin, Grannan, Kido, Mahoney, Orrange, Regenfuss

Creative Manager
Wee

Systems Analyst/Programmer
Theodas

Recreational Sports Web Page
A comprehensive description of all recreational sport opportunities is available on the Internet at recsports.indiana.edu.

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Description of Programs

The mission of the Division of Recreational Sports is to provide sport and fitness services for students, faculty, staff, and the public to encourage an active, healthy lifestyle and to enhance a sense of community. This is accomplished by offering diverse sport and fitness opportunities, distinctive facilities and equipment, educational avenues for student development, and leadership to the profession. The division strives to be the most comprehensive, inclusive, and progressive recreational sports program in the country while making participation fun for all.

With two convenient campus locations, the Health, Physical Education, and Recreation Building (HPER) and the Student Recreational Sports Center (SRSC), the division offers a wide variety of programs and services to students, faculty, and staff at Indiana University Bloomington. Programs are available to accommodate the diverse sports and fitness needs of students with families, people with disabilities, and international students. Opened in 1995, the SRSC is a 204,000-square-foot multipurpose facility that includes three multipurpose sport areas, a five-court field house with a 1/8 -mile elevated running/jogging/walking track, nine racquetball/squash courts, six outdoor tennis courts, cycle-fit studio, cardio studio, strength circuit, free weights area, an auditorium, locker rooms, and a fitness consultation room. The Counsilman/Billingsley Aquatic Center is also located inside the SRSC, featuring an Olympic-size pool and a diving well with competition towers.

The Division of Recreational Sports makes maximum use of all campus sport facilities for aquatic, informal, intramural, club sport, and fitness activities. For students who enjoy recreational activities at their leisure, informal sports hours have been increased during prime time at both the HPER Building and at the SRSC. Equipment check-out is also available at no charge to students with a valid Indiana University identification card. Locker rentals are available at both the HPER Building and the SRSC.

The intramural sports program sponsors menís, womenís, and co-intramural tournaments in team, dual, individual, and meet competitions. Students interested in tournament competition will find leagues that accommodate all skill levels.

The club sports program offers students more than 45 club opportunities ranging from aikido to fencing to tennis to water skiing. Clubs help students share a common interest in a particular sport, whether the emphasis within the club is social, instructional, or competitive.

For students who enjoy the water, the aquatics program offers three heated indoor pools and a diving well with competition boards and towers. Noncredit swimming and diving instruction is available. The division also offers lifeguard training sessions and Water Safety Instructor (WSI) sessions for students who want to learn the techniques of water rescue or swimming instruction. With the Olympic-size pool and diving well at the SRSCís Counsilman/Billingsley Aquatic Center, the division is able to host NCAA swimming, diving, and water polo competitions. The division also hosts special events such as U.S. Swim Association state and national swimming events, intramural and club events, and family swim times.

The fitness/wellness program offers students the expertise of fitness/wellness consultants in two strength and conditioning rooms, with more than 400 pieces of variable resistance, free weight, and cardiovascular equipment. Consultants provide fitness testing and assessment, and equipment orientation. A staff of highly qualified personal trainers is also available to provide personal training services and wellness education. The fitness/wellness program also offers a wide range of group exercise sessions, such as crunch, step, indoor cycling, cross conditioning, hip hop, trekking, and deep water exercise. Mind/body sessions are also available, offering instruction in yoga, pilates, Middle Eastern belly dance, and tai chi.

As part of the overall program, numerous paid and volunteer leadership experiences are available to students who want to get involved in supervising, officiating, unit management, or other leadership roles within the division. Students can also select an option in recreational sports for career preparation through the Department of Recreation and Park Administration or a fitness specialist option through the Department of Kinesiology.

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