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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Students Give New Life to Old ProductsStudents Give New Life to Old Products

July 5, 2017

From turning a broken chair into an end table to making knick knack shelves from a pair of crutches, an environmental health class discovered creative ideas for recycling old items. Janice Clark, professor of health science at Truman State University, encourages her students to think about National Recycling Day a little bit more than the […]

Two Grads Commissioned as Second LieutenantsTwo Grads Commissioned as Second Lieutenants

May 25, 2017

Taylor Steinhart and Brianna McRoberts both graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Health Science on Saturday, May 13th. On that day, they were also commissioned as Second Lieutenants in the United States Army. 2LT Steinhart is a Transportation Corps Officer and 2LT McRoberts is serving in the Medical Service Corps. We appreciate their service […]

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