University of Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN

University of Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN

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If you’re interested in health care, your dedication to others runs deep.

Bolster it with service learning integrated into your courses—along with volunteer and mission opportunities each year—at the University of Indianapolis, a private university located just a few minutes from downtown Indianapolis. More occupational therapists, physical therapists, and clinical psychologists graduate from the University of Indianapolis each year than any other institution in Indiana.

Health care programs at UIndy are known for leading-edge curricula at all degree levels that consistently rank among the top in the state, with high passing rates on state licensing exams. UIndy’s “Education for Service” motto is deeply embedded in our health care curriculum. Students will find service learning components in many of our courses, along with a variety of volunteer and mission opportunities.

The new state-of-the-art Health Pavilion houses all the health programs at UIndy and connects students, faculty, staff, and community members with access to new technologies, research, and procedures within local hospital networks. Home to the University’s nationally respected academic programs in Athletic Training, Gerontology, Kinesiology, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Psychology, and Social Work, the Health Pavilion also features health and physical therapy clinics and the University’s Psychological Services Center.

Thanks to a first-of-its-kind partnership with the local Community Health Network, students in health care programs at UIndy can gain hands-on experience in their chosen fields under the supervision of professionals and faculty at the on-site rehab center and therapy gym, physical therapy clinic, and primary care clinic as well as the psychological services center. All of these offer the opportunity for on-campus clinical experiences while providing services to UIndy employees and students as well as the public.

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 Athletic Training, Gerontology, Kinesiology, 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.

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Named a 2020 College of Distinction for 4th year in a row

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Top-ranked graduate programs in Clinical Psychology, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Doctor of Nursing Practice | U.S. News & World Report

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Ranked among the "Best National Universities" | U.S. News & World Report

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Ranked as a “Top Performer on Social Mobility” | U.S. News & World Report

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Recognized as a "Best Value School" | U.S. News & World Report

A Holistic Health Care Education

Students learn to practice health care holistically in our state-of-the-art Health Pavilion, which is home to the College of Applied Behavioral Sciences, the College of Health Science, the School of Nursing, and more. Education and practice come together, giving students the opportunity to learn side-by-side with health professionals and collaborate with other disciplines—all while gaining hands-on experience.

UIndy’s integrated health care curriculum, characterized by a high degree of collaboration and communication among health professionals, is unique due to the sharing of information among team members related to patient care, as well as the establishment of a comprehensive treatment plan to address the biological, psychological, and social needs of patients.

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “I loved the smaller school aspect of UIndy and the individualized learning. I liked how close students are to their professors and the research opportunities even undergraduate students get to be involved in.”

    • Julie Larson ’18
      Exercise Science and Pre-occupational Therapy
  • “As far as college campuses go, UIndy has some of the best resources and equipment for exercise testing in the country. The content I’ve learned here has prepared me well for my graduate work and patient interaction.”

    • Matt Cornett ’20
      Exercise Science
  • "UIndy has shown me what I'm capable of. I found the woman I want to be in this lifetime because of how I was pushed and shown by faculty and staff what I can accomplish. UIndy is full of opportunities."

    • Delanie Kent ’20
  • “Someone told me that four years of college set you up for the next 40 years, and that stuck with me. There are so many opportunities and scholarships at UIndy. I had tons of fun, made lifelong friends, and was prepared for my career.”

    • Daniel McHale ’19
      Nursing