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.
Laura James graduated in 2013, with a BS in Health Science. She is the Community Health Educator at BJC School Outreach and Youth Development in St. Louis, MO. One of her colleagues with the Farmington Regional Chamber recently published a news release profiling the work she has been doing in St. Francois County, MO: http://farmingtonmo.chambermaster.com/news/details/parkland-health-center-foundation-sponsors-health-education-in-st-francois-county-schools […]
Chico Orlando (ES, ’14), completed his Exercise Science Internship at Fitness Quest 10 in San Diego, CA in the summer of 2014. Fitness Quest 10 is a fitness facility designed to “deliver one of the most extraordinary fitness experiences on the planet.” They deliver motivation, accountability and know-how, which results in overall health improvement. Chico […]