A Legacy Transformed

A Legacy Transformed

The Story of HPER and the Birth of the School of Public Health-Bloomington
Torabi, Mohammad R.; Hawkins, Barbara A.
Distribution: World
Publication date: 01/01/2016
Format: Hardback 40 color illus., 75 b&w illus.
ISBN: 978-0-253-01928-8
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This richly illustrated history of the School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (HPER) is a revealing portrait of some of the people, events, and accomplishments of the school from its founding, subsequent evolution, and transition to the IU School of Public Health–Bloomington in 2012. Throughout this period, Indiana University provided a fertile environment for the HPER professions to grow and flourish. As the health needs and conditions of Americans changed throughout the 20th century and into the 21st century, so did the educational programs for HPER professions. The school was instrumental in leading the development in professional preparation, research, and service in response to these changing needs. This book offers an appreciation of the historical importance of the school to Indiana University, the state, and the nation, and it provides the framework for understanding the significance of the school’s transformation into a school of public health.

Author Bio

Mohammad R. Torabi is Founding Dean of the School of Public Health–Bloomington.

Barbara A. Hawkins is Professor Emerita of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Studies at Indiana University.

David Skirvin is Assistant Dean of the School of Public Health–Bloomington.

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Table of Contents

President’s Message
A Message from the Provost
To the Reader
Chapter One. Introduction
Highlights from the Era, 1890-1946
Chapter Two. The Creation and Growth of HPER
Highlights from the Era, 1946-1971
Chapter Three. Years of Flourishing
Highlights from the Era, 1971-1996
Chapter Four. Years of Fulfillment and Transition
Highlights from the Era, 1996-2013
Chapter Five. On the Shoulders of Legends
Epilogue. Advancing the Legacy
Appendix A. Full-Time Faculty in Rank at Start of 2012-2013 Academic Year
Appendix B. Retired and Emeritus Faculty of the School
Appendix C. Distinguished School and Alumni Awards

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