A Legacy of Strength
Over the last two centuries, we've proven again and again that we have what it takes to change the world for the better.
Health has been at the center of research and teaching at Indiana University as long as there has been and Indiana University.
Now, the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington is reimagining public health through a comprehensive approach that enhances and expands disease prevention and is reshaping how parks, tourism, sports, leisure activities, physical activity, and nutrition impact and enhance wellness. Unique in the nation, our school’s multidisciplinary approach, history of community engagement, and emerging strengths in epidemiology, biostatistics, and environmental health bring new vigor and energy to the traditional concept of a school of public health.
With nearly 3,000 students in an array of undergraduate and advanced degree programs and more than 140 faculty in five academic departments our faculty and students conduct research, learn, teach and engage with communities across a broad spectrum of health, wellness and disease-prevention topics. Each department offers numerous majors, minors and opportunities for graduate and undergraduate studies. In addition to its academic departments, the school administers the Division of Campus Recreational Sports, which serves roughly 80 percent of the IU Bloomington student body through various intramural, club and individual fitness opportunities.
Reimagining Public Health
While the field of public health has always focused on creating the conditions for health and wellness, the 21st century brings a particular set of challenges. Addressing these issues at a population level requires a pioneering vision. Public health must be reimagined as a holistic model that considers individual, social, environmental, and policy factors.
Learn more about our efforts by downloading and reading our signature publication "Public Health Reimagined."