About the HES Department
School of Health Sciences & Education: Health and Exercise Sciences Department
The Health and Exercise Sciences (HES) Department at Truman offers programs that focus on the study of human life. Our professors know a lot, including the names of their students, and they take a genuine interest in helping students successfully complete our rigorous and challenging program. They guide, mentor, and challenge our highly motivated students who want to make a difference in the world — and our graduates do this by assuming leadership roles in a variety of health-related professions.
Health and Exercise Sciences Academic Programs
We offer three undergraduate programs, each studying a different aspect of human life, a minor in coaching, and a master's degree in athletic training.
- Bachelor of Science: Athletic Training
- Bachelor of Science: Exercise Science
- Bachelor of Science: Health Science
- Coaching Minor
- Master of Athletic Training
Health and Exercise Sciences Mission
The mission of the Health and Exercise Sciences Department is to prepare students of strong academic ability and character to become agents of change for the health and well-being of all people.
12 May 2016 | 9:30 pm
Students in the HLTH 260: Human sexuality course completed over 300 hours of service learning projects during the spring semester. Projects included Condom Awareness Week, participation in the Vagina Monologues, Pink Tax Awareness Tabling, STI awareness month, Body Image Awareness, and Women’s mental health discussions with the WRC.
7 May 2016 | 9:27 pm
Health Science seniors Sung Huh, Leyna Craigmile, and Kacie Isaacson presented an oral presentation at the Student Research Conference titled, The prevalence of body image issues among sorority women.” Students were mentored by Dr. Alicia Wodika. Health Science students Joetta Schmidt and Jessi Falvey presented their research on Parental Awareness and Behaviors of […]