Health Science Major

Hear from Graduates

As a Health Science major at Truman, you pursue rigorous training for your future role a promoter of health, enhance your critical-thinking skills and problem-solving skills, and explore your personal and professional interests through research, internships, and study abroad.

Customize Your Education

When you pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in health science, you focus on the area that’s the best match for your future career by selecting a concentration:

Our Facilities

An Intellectual Learning Community

At Truman, you will find students are the priority with an emphasis on providing you with problem-based learning and practical experience. You join a community of engaged learners where you can pursue answers to the questions that intrigue you. A unique feature at Truman is the opportunity to engage in research—you can even present your research findings at international, national, regional, state, or local professional conferences, or publish your work in a peer-reviewed professional journal.

The Best Labs for Hands-on Learning

Our modern labs and equipment provide you with unique opportunities to explore research and individualized study. Work in the Human Performance Lab to measure all aspects of human function.

Investigate neural contributions to movement control and movement learning using everything from a Sony PlayStation system to Neurocom’s Balance Master system in the Movement Neuroscience Lab.  Learn about human motion, muscle activity, and kinematics in the Piper Movement Analysis Lab. For Human Anatomy class, you’ll work in a human cadaver lab (only 4% of undergraduate programs in the nation offer human cadaver-based anatomy).

Our Graduates Succeed

Our graduates are well-equipped for health careers in educational or clinical settings in school, worksite, community, or public health environments as well as graduate work in public health, health administration, occupational therapy, medicine, or physician assistant programs.

 

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HES Student Travels to BelizeHES Student Travels to Belize

March 20, 2018

Exercise Science senior Jessica Carlson traveled to Belize over winter break for AMSA’s 8-day medical mission trip. The purpose of the trip was to provide medical care to Belizean communities in need. This trip was an international servicing learning trip provided by ISL. In Belize the students were able to serve the community and also […]

Laura Stade Shares her Truman HES ExperienceLaura Stade Shares her Truman HES Experience

February 15, 2018

As a transfer student, I sought a reputable and established program that would allow me to achieve my educational goals within a specific time frame.  My education in Health Science at Truman far exceeded my expectations and provided me with a strong foundation that has been essential in shaping the professional I am today. I continue […]

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