Programs associated with the School of Public Health-Bloomington are located in multiple facilities on campus and some sites off campus. Most of the academic programs and administrative offices are located centrally in the School of Public Health Building. The other major facility associated with the school is the Student Recreational Sports Center (SRSC), which is operated by Campus Recreational Sports. Satellite facilities exist in other locations.
Bradford Woods is a 2,500-acre outdoor education center located in Morgan County, Indiana. It has provided development opportunities to youth and adults locally, nationally, and globally for more than 50 years. As a unit of the Department of Recreation, Park, Tourism Studies, the education center is part of the academic mission of the School of Public Health-Bloomington. Established in 1941, Bradford Woods is recognized as a leader in experiential learning and is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art educational, recreational, and professional programs and service to a wide variety of organizations.
Named after legendary swim coach and educator James E. “Doc” Counsilman, the center honors his seminal work in developing the science of swimming. The Counsilman Center seeks to establish fellowships for students who wish to study the science of coaching; continue Doc’s pursuit of coaching innovations by exploring the use of new video and electronic technology to assess the performance of competitive swimmers; serve as a resource for coaches, swimmers, and scholars on the history of swimming, training techniques, and competition; provide a source for independent perspectives on training techniques and swimming-related equipment; and act as a testing facility for the physiologic, psychological, and biomechanical status of athletes.
School of Public Health Building
The IU School of Public Health classroom building, located at 1025 E. Seventh Street, is the formal home to the academic programs associated with the School of Public Health-Bloomington. It consists of a variety of activity spaces, laboratories, classrooms, gymnasia, swimming pools, and offices. The building also serves as a site for many programs offered through Campus Recreational Sports. Facilities for sports activities include 10 basketball/volleyball courts, 12 racquetball/squash courts, 10 outdoor tennis courts, three multipurpose gyms, and two swimming pools with one diving well. All regularly registered students have automatic membership and access to Recreational Sports facilities in the School of Public Health Building, as well as those in the Student Recreational Sports Center. Other members of the IU community and the public are welcome to purchase memberships.
The building itself is a hybrid of three structures built in the 20th century. The Men's Gymnasium is the oldest section of the building, built in 1917; the Wildermuth Intramural Center (formerly called the Fieldhouse - see below) was built in 1928; and the “new” addition was built in 1961 with significant expansion space added in 2011.
The home of IU’s champion swimming and diving teams for years, Royer Pool now serves as an instructional and recreational pool.
Located in the Men’s Gymnasium, Pool 194 serves as an instructional and recreational pool.
The dance studio houses the Department of Kinesiology’s Contemporary Dance Program. The program combines instruction in contemporary dance technique with scholarly inquiry into the history, science, and aesthetics of dance. Admission is by audition only.
The School of Public Health Library is one of many satellite libraries on the Bloomington campus. The School of Public Health Library specifically supports the School of Public Health mission in meeting the teaching, research, and service needs unique to school faculty, students, and staff. Located on the ground floor at the north end of the School of Public Health Building, the library holds some 20,000 books and journals and 11 computer workstations. Fashioned from three former classrooms, the library facility comprises two large rooms: Circulation/Reserves operations, a reference area, and staff offices are in one, while circulating collections and study carrels are in the other.
Various human performances laboratories are administered through the Department of Kinesiology. They include:
Adapted Physical Education Lab
Research is focused on studying: 1) the physiological responses to physical activity and/or exercise in people with disabilities across the lifespan; (2) physical activity behaviors, determinants, patterns and associated health outcomes in people with disabilities across the lifespan; (3) motivational constructs that influence physical activity behaviors of people with disabilities; and (4) teacher variables such as attitudes, perceptions, and emotions toward people with disabilities that predict behaviors by program providers. The laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art activity monitoring systems, including Actigraph and TriTrac accelerometers, as well as heart rate monitors and a computerized systematic observation device.
The research being conducted in the exercise biochemistry laboratory examines the inflammatory mediators responsible for airway inflammation in asthmatic subjects during exercise, as well as oxidative stress and antioxidants during exercise.
The primary objective of the Biomechanics Laboratory, which specializes in sport biomechanics, is to gain a better understanding of the cause-effect mechanisms of sports motions. The lab is equipped mainly for film analysis, and athletes are filmed in the course of their sport activities.
Clinical Exercise Physiology Lab
The goal of the clinical research is to establish the most effective exercise prescription in health and disease. The current diseases of interest include hypertension, diabetes, and obesity. The measurement of endothelial function is a new direction for the laboratory.
Exercise Physiology Lab
Research under way in the exercise physiology laboratories is related to a variety of topics including sports nutrition, diet and airway function, respiratory muscle function in health and disease, ventilatory strategies during exercise, high-level performance, and swimming physiology.
Motor Control Lab
The motor control laboratory specializes in the neuromuscular mechanisms involved in human movement, with an emphasis on aging and postural control. Using a variety of EMG, H-reflex, and balance protocols, the motor control laboratory investigates the plasticity or adaptability of the human reflex system through training. Focus is on functional tasks and on the postural muscles of the lower limb. Current experiments are investigating the corrective responses in young and old adults to postural perturbations and the ability to train these responses. Spinal mechanisms responsible for mediating these changes are being investigated.
Sport Psychology Lab
This laboratory specializes in psychobiological aspects of performance. Research focuses on the relationship between psychological variables of stress/anxiety and physical performance.
Indiana Prevention Resource Center
The Indiana Prevention Resource Center (IPRC) is located at 501 North Morton Street, Suite 110. The IPRC serves Indiana's prevention professionals as a resource center for alcohol, tobacco, and other drug prevention education. Its services include prevention technical consulting, PREV-STAT™ community analysis, library references, survey design and implementation, data collection and reporting, program planning and proposal writing assistance, drug prevention education, and training and program administration.
IU Outdoor Pool
IU's Outdoor Pool facility includes a 10-lane, Olympic-size pool and a separate diving well and instructional pool. Located at the corner of Fee Lane and 17th Street, the Outdoor Pool offers lap swimming, water fitness classes, swimming instruction for adults and children, and recreational swimming. The pool is open seven days a week from Memorial Day to Labor Day and serves the public, as well as IU students, faculty, and staff.
IU Research Park Facilities (Showers)
The IU Research Park (also known as the Showers Building), located at 501 N. Morton Avenue, is home to many of the School of Public Health's centers and institutes. These include the Updyke Center, the National Center on Accessibility, the Center for Ergonomics, the President's Challenge Physical Fitness Program, and the Eppley Institute.
This lab provides insight into the neural regulation of goal directed movements. Recent areas of inquiry include visual-motor control of prehensile (reaching and grasping) movements in closed-land, open-loop visual modalities; spatial accuracy of goal-directed movements in memory dependent contexts; sensorimotor transformations (visual to kinesthetic) involved in pointing to remembered targets; visual and non-visual components of skill acquisition; and the cerebral specialization for speech and limb movement.
Nutrition Science Laboratory Facility
The Department of Applied Health Science’s Nutrition Science Laboratory Facility includes state-of-the art research labs and a classroom teaching lab for food science courses. The research laboratories include an instrumentation lab, a lab used to mix research diets for animal experiments, and an analytical procedures lab. The facilities permit faculty and students to conduct a wide range of laboratory techniques from chemical wet-washing procedures and mineral analysis via spectroscopy, to cell culture, radioimmunoassay, and molecular biology.
Outdoor Courts and Recreational Fields
The School of Public Health operates many outdoor tennis courts and recreational field spaces for recreational sports users as well as for instructional classes. These include tennis courts and Woodlawn Field directly adjacent to the School of Public Health Building, and the North Fee Lane Intramural Fields, located directly north of the IU athletic complex.
Student Recreational Sports Center (SRSC)
The SRSC, completed in 1995 as one of the country’s top recreational sports facilities, is administered by the IU School of Public Health's Campus Recreational Sports. The 204,000-square-foot sports and fitness facility features five basketball/volleyball courts, six outdoor tennis courts, three multipurpose gyms, and nine racquetball/squash courts, including two championship glass courts. The SRSC also offers an indoor elevated track for jogging and running, a cycle-fit studio, free weights area, and more than 400 pieces of cardiovascular, strength, and conditioning equipment. The Counsilman/Billingsley Aquatic Center, located in the SRSC, features an eight-lane Olympic-size pool and a diving center with multiple springboards and platforms. All regularly registered students have automatic membership and access to Recreational Sports facilities in the SRSC and School of Public Health Building. Other members of the IU community and the public are welcome to purchase memberships.
The Tennis Center, located north of Assembly Hall on Fee Lane, is a membership facility serving IU students, faculty, and staff, the IU Men’s and Women’s Varsity Tennis Teams, and Bloomington and surrounding communities. Membership services include eight indoor air-conditioned tennis courts, club and sanctioned tournaments, fitness equipment, racquet stringing, a monthly newsletter, a tennis library, and private and group instruction by qualified tennis professionals.
Wildermuth Intramural Center (WIC)
Wildermuth Intramural Center, originally called the Fieldhouse, was built in 1928 as an addition to the Men’s Gymnasium. All registered students have access to its facilities, which include three multipurpose gyms, 10 basketball/volleyball courts, 12 racquetball/squash courts, and 10 outdoor tennis courts.