SHHS is the product of two well-established and historic IUPUI institutions.
A rich history of academic excellence
PETM has a history that stretches back 150 years, making it the oldest unit at IUPUI—and the oldest physical education program in the nation.
Starting with one degree offering in physical education, PETM grew and evolved as the decades passed. At the time of the restructuring, its three departments offered five undergraduate programs, two graduate programs, and 17 minors and certificates.
SHRS can trace its beginnings back to 1941, when the IU School of Medicine first began offering allied health degrees.
It underwent a number of name changes as time went on and continued to add academic programs to its portfolio. By June 2018, it was home to five departments offering one undergraduate degree program, seven graduate degrees and four certificates and minors.
The formation of the School of Health & Human Sciences will allow us to leverage the strong research collaborations that tie all of our schools to one another and strengthen our research and educational enterprise as a whole.Nasser H. Paydar, IUPUI Chancellor
A timeline of our history
Normal College of the American Gymnastic Union founded
Camp Brosius purchased by Normal College
Allied health sciences degrees offered through the IU School of Medicine
Normal College merged with Indiana University
Division of Allied Health Science granted B.S. degrees
Normal College becomes part of IUPUI
Normal College becomes the IU School of Physical Education
Division of Allied Health granted school status
Military science and restaurant, hotel, institution and tourism management departments move to physical education school
School of Allied Health restructured to offer graduate degrees: occupational and physical therapy, health sciences, and nutrition & dietetics
Allied Health becomes the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Physical Education becomes the School of Physical Education and Tourism Management