Faculty & Staff


MA in Education-Exercise Science, Truman State University, Thesis Title: Sportsmanship attitude differences between defensive and offensive youth soccer players
BS, Exercise Science, Truman State University

Liz Jorn has been a member of the Health and Exercise Sciences faculty at Truman State University since the fall of 2000.  She is currently an Instructor and teaches the following courses: 

ES 190 Introduction to Exercise Science

ES 245 Nutrition in Health, Fitness & Sport

ES 250 Practicum in Exercise Science

ES 367 Sport & Recreation Management

ES 350 Event & Game Management                

ES 506 Advanced Sport Management

ES 370 Internship in Exercise Science

Hlth 195 Lifetime Health & Fitness

Hlth 325 Health Promotion Managememt & Marketing

Liz is the advisor for students pursuing the Sport and Recreation Management concentration.  Liz is also actively involved in the planning and supervision of the internship program for Exercise Science. 

The Advanced Sport Management course emphasizes service-learning.  For example, students work with the Kirksville Parks and Recreation Department to plan events for the community.  Past events have included: self-defense workshops, Hershey’s Track Meet, Aquafina Hit, Pitch and Run, Earth Day, Back Yard Bash, Family Fishing and a 3-on-3 soccer tournament.  Students in the class also work with organizations to create advertising campaigns and safety/emergency procedure documents.

Liz serves on many University committees including the University Portfolio, Athletics Advisory Committee, Truman Week and Athletics Hall of Fame.  Liz is also the Advisor for Cardinal Key National Honor Society which is a small service organization on campus.

Prior to teaching in Health and Exercise Sciences Liz was the Fitness/Wellness Director at the Student Recreation Center at Truman. 

On a more personal level:

Liz is from just south of London, England and was recruited to Truman to run track and cross country.  Liz is married to Phil Jorn who is a Counselor at Truman's University Counseling Services.  Liz and Phil have three dogs Annie, Oli and Chloe.  When she is not teaching Liz can be found running, traveling, canoeing, watching movies and listening to The Beatles!