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.
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 […]