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, and a minor in coaching.
- Bachelor of Science : Athletic Training
- Bachelor of Science: Exercise Science
- Bachelor of Science: Health Science
- Coaching Minor
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.
2 September 2015 | 7:40 pm
The Lee Advising Award pays tribute to excellent advisers and demonstrates how important academic advising is at Truman. Recipients of the Lee Advising Award are nominated by students and colleagues and are ultimately selected by a committee. Hurst, an associate professor of exercise science, began teaching at Truman in 2005. She teaches classes in sport […]
2 September 2015 | 7:24 pm
Maggie DeDecker, May ’15 Health Science Alumna, is beginning her Doctorate program in Occupational Therapy at Creighton University. She participated in the white coat ceremony on August 22nd. Maggie said, “I’m one week into the program and it’s already completely amazing and extremely challenging. They don’t waste any time getting started here! Truman has prepared […]