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.
Athletic Training student Jordan Beckett (’16) participated in the National Athletic Training Student’s Committee (NATSC) Fall Photo collage contest in October and won! Students from accredited Athletic Training programs around the nation were invited to submit photos in collage format of materials that represent the Athletic Training profession. Students submitted their photos to the NATSC […]
Kelsey Mengwasser, senior Exercise Science major, recently won an “Outstanding Research Poster” Award with a $100 prize at A.T. Still’s University 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Symposium. Her research compared isokinetic leg strengths in female college athletes; hamstring and quadricep strengths were compared both bilaterally and ipsilaterally.