The Krannert School of Physical Therapy has shown a pattern of growth and innovation during its history. Highlights include:
Department of Physical Therapy founded at the University of Indianapolis with a grant from the Krannert Charitable Trust.
Professional Program in Physical Therapy, awarding the Master of Science in Physical Therapy, initially accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education of the American Physical Therapy Association; first class of 18 students graduated in December 1982.
Postprofessional Master of Science (MS) and Master of Health Science (MHS) degrees in physical therapy added, using an innovative weekend model permitting enrollment of students from across North America.
Developmental Preschool was initiated to serve the therapy needs of children with disabilities.
Department of Physical Therapy renamed Krannert School of Physical Therapy to recognize an additional gift from the Krannert Charitable Trust.
1st Annual Clinical Update offered, a continuing education course designed to serve the needs of practitioners who want an update of general skills to prepare them to change practice settings or return to practice after a hiatus.
PTA program developed.
PTA program received initial accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education of the APTA.
An association between the Krannert School of Physical Therapy and the Southport Adult Day Center, an outreach ministry of the Southport Presbyterian Church formed to provide service to clients of the center and to develop clinical learning opportunities in geriatrics for students.
Postprofessional doctoral program initiated.
The Krannert School of Physical Therapy, School of Occupational Therapy, and the School of Nursing moved into Martin Hall, the newly-constructed health sciences building.
Professional Doctor of Physical Therapy program began, replacing the Professional Master of Science program.
Last Professional Master of Physical Therapy class graduated.
First Professional Doctor of Physical Therapy class graduated. The Krannert School of Physical Therapy serves more than 500 degree-seeking students each year (approximately 50 PTA, 135 DPT, and more than 300 in postprofessional programs).
College of Health Sciences formed to include Krannert School of Physical Therapy and School of Occupational Therapy.