The Health and Exercise Sciences (HES) Department at Truman State University offers programs that focus on the study of human life. Graduates become professionals who want to make a difference in the world and help improve people's lives, and they do this by assuming leadership roles in a variety of health related professions.
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.
The HES Department offers three undergraduate programs, each studying a different aspect of human life, and a minor in coaching.
Nicole Panis (Health Science) and Emma Phelps (Exercise Science) spent nine days in Belize with Truman’s AMSA during winter break (December 15-23, 2014) for an International Service Learning experience. While there, the students worked in a clinic pharmacy and assisted patients. Nicole stated “the students worked a total of around 56 clinic hours that included […] Read More
McKenzie Tate received the Outstanding Future Professional of the Year Award in Health Science at the MOAHPERD (Missouri Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance) Banquet in Lake of the Ozarks, MO on November 16, 2013. The award honors future professionals in the state and focuses attention on the work they have accomplished. The […] Read More