Health Science Major
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:
- Community, Worksite, & Public Health
- Health Administration
- Pre-Medical Sciences
- Pre-Occupational Therapy
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.
3 November 2015 | 9:26 pm
SERVE Center Honors the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri as Community Partner of the Year
The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri received the “Community Partner of the Year” award and was recognized at the sixth annual Community Partner Appreciation Luncheon, Oct. 27. The Community Partner of the Year award is given by the SERVE Center to an outstanding community member or agency that has worked closely with the […]
21 October 2015 | 7:45 pm
The Environmental Health Class, taught by Dr. Janice Clark, completed street cleaning for their stretch of High Street. Thank you Dr. Clark and students! Students from left to right are: Maggie Pool, Clare Pond, Matt Barofski, Allison Politsch, Ty Clinkenbeard, Emily Quick, Brendon Cronley, Gillian Mwangi, Tori Thompson, and Rachael Reckamp.