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Overview Purdue University began to offer technical training courses in Indianapolis during World War Two (1939-1945) in cooperation with a federal government program to prepare for wartime industrial production needs. Purdue’s Indianapolis presence continued after the end of the war, at first cooperating with the Indiana University Extension Division in Indianapolis to offer liberal arts and social sciences courses to Purdue students, and later in developing its own general education coursework as...
Overview The Indiana University School of Physical Education opened in 1866 as a private school for the instruction of gymnastic teachers and is the oldest continuously operated school of physical education in the country. The school’s faculty and graduates have played a major role in the introduction of physical education into the public school curriculum and in the development of physical education as a discipline.The school, first known as the Turnlehrerseminar (Gymnastic Teachers’...