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, and a minor in coaching.
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.
On April 11-12th 2015, five SPHA members traveled to the Public Health Scholar Bowl Competition at Saint Louis University in St. Louis. The students participated in the trivia challenge and placed third overall. Pictured, from left to right, Dr. Alicia Wodika, Brendan Cronley, Alex Connor, Jessica Wentworth, Melanie Lamb, Liz Chau, and Dr. Janice Clark. […]
On December 9th, 2014, Health and Exercise Science students presented their research during the HES poster presentation. The Poster presentation occurs every semester and involves the HLTH349: Research Methods for the Health Sciences course(s) and ES224: Research Methods and Data Interpretation course(s). Photos from the event are included below. Dr. Jerry Mayhew discusses with students […]