Proud History: New Name

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.

Founded as the School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation in 1946, over the decades, the school has garnered awards for its academic and research prowess and its commitment to community outreach through numerous centers, institutes, and recreational facilities.

From its beginning, it has been an innovator in new approaches to health, community engagement, and quality of life. Implementing innovative research, service, and professional preparation programs in the various health-related disciplines under its umbrella is a hallmark of the school. 

Indiana University and Beyond

Today’s full time School of Public Health faculty number over 120, accompanied by dozens of part-time instructors, and a full-time professional staff of approximately 100.

These committed and acclaimed faculty and staff members provide core capabilities that closely align with the Indiana University Bloomington focus on health promotion and disease prevention in rural areas. The School’s structure of five academic departments provides a substantial variety of programs and services. Each department offers numerous majors, minors, and opportunities for graduate and undergraduate studies.

In addition to its academic departments, the school administers the Campus Division of Recreational Sports, which serves roughly 80 percent of the Indiana University Bloomington student body through various intramural, club sports, and individual sport opportunities. 

Impact that Matters

The school’s alumni, numbering nearly 20,000, work in a wide array of settings to promote active living, behavioral change, agency and community development, cutting edge research, and campaigns to promote wellness and prevent disease, injuries, disabilities, and deaths that are the direct result of lifestyle choices.