UIndy and Vincennes University announce transfer agreement for accelerated public health education and promotion program

The University of Indianapolis and Vincennes University announced today a transfer agreement establishing a seamless transition for qualifying students between Vincennes University’s Associate of Science in Education with Health Promotion and Health Education Concentration to the University of Indianapolis Bachelor of Science in Public Health Education and Promotion – Accelerated Bachelor’s Program.

The partnership will provide opportunities for adults looking to develop professional skills in the area of public health and meet an urgent need in our communities. The need for public health education specialists is on the rise in a myriad of public health areas including weight management, disease and illness prevention, proper nutrition, exercise and more.

“The University of Indianapolis is excited to offer this opportunity at a time when the need for professionals in this field continues to grow,” said Robert L. Manuel, president of the University of Indianapolis. “The partnership expands access to a high-quality public health degree and will fulfill critical regional demands for public health professionals.”

Vincennes University provides students with a sound, comprehensive introduction to a health and wellness related career and prepares them to potentially gain employment in a variety of settings, including public and private education, national, state and local health agencies and private industry. 

“VU is proud to work once more with the University of Indianapolis on an innovative program,” said Chuck Johnson, president of Vincennes University. “This partnership represents a commitment by both institutions to developing and delivering affordable, accessible pathways to rewarding careers to both adult and traditional students.”

The transfer agreement aims to provide an opportunity for non-traditional students who are not directly out of high school and who fall under the category of “adult learner.” According to the agreement, Vincennes University graduates from the associate of science degree program of study in Education and Health Promotion and Health Education concentration may transfer to the University of Indianapolis and apply a minimum of 60 credit hours from that completed degree to the requirements for the bachelor of science degree in Public Health Education and Promotion – Accelerated Bachelor’s Program. 

Students who enroll in the Public Health Education and Promotion program at the University of Indianapolis have access to major health resources and hospital systems within miles of campus and will work alongside faculty members to conduct research on various health topics. The program provides a solid foundation for those who look to advance their education with a graduate degree in occupational or physical therapy.

About the College of Health Sciences

UIndy’s College of Health Sciences offers nationally ranked programs within the Krannert School of Physical Therapy and the School of Occupational Therapy, as well as highly regarded programs in kinesiology, gerontology, athletic training and other health professions, preparing students for a wide variety of health and sports-related professions. The College is distinguished through rigorous academics, research, applied learning in clinical settings, and highly competitive internships. With associate to doctoral level degree offerings, programs within the College educate all levels of students to positively impact the health of the community. Graduate certificate and special certification programs also are available.

About the University of Indianapolis
The University of Indianapolis, founded in 1902, is a private university located just a few minutes from downtown Indianapolis. The University is ranked among the top National Universities by U.S. News and World Report, with a diverse enrollment of nearly 6,000 undergraduate, graduate and continuing education students. The University offers a wide variety of study areas, including 100+ undergraduate degrees, more than 40 master’s degree programs and five doctoral programs. More occupational therapists, physical therapists and clinical psychologists graduate from the University each year than any other state institution. With strong programs in engineering, business, and education, the University of Indianapolis impacts its community by living its motto, “Education for Service.” Learn more: uindy.edu.

About Vincennes University

VU is state-supported with campuses in Vincennes and Jasper, the Aviation Technology Center and American Sign Language program in Indianapolis, Early College Career and Technical Education Centers, and additional sites such as the Gene Haas Training and Education Center in Lebanon, the Logistics Training and Education Center in Plainfield, and the Gibson County Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Logistics in Fort Branch. VU offers online degrees and classes to students who need access to college courses and flexibility through its Distance Education. A leader in dual credit and career and technical education statewide, VU also offers instruction at military sites throughout the nation. In addition to offering a wide range of associate degree and certificate programs, it also offers bachelor’s degree programs. VU’s tuition and fees are the lowest among Indiana campuses with residence halls. Founded in 1801, VU is Indiana’s first college and is the only college in the nation founded by an individual who would later become President of the United States. William Henry Harrison, the ninth U.S. President, founded VU while serving as governor of the Indiana Territory. More information is available at www.vinu.edu.