Health and Exercise Sciences Department
Truman’s Health and Exercise Science programs offer comprehensive education in realms of human life, health, and well-being. Our professors guide, mentor, and challenge our students through their goals of making a difference in the world. Students leave prepared with strong academic ability and character to become agents of change in health-related fields.
Degrees and Programs
Truman has articulation agreements with prominent physical therapy, medical, occupational therapy, and athletic training graduate programs. These agreements provide eligible Truman students with special advantages in the admission process for graduate programs.
Students in Truman’s Health and Exercise Science programs can apply classroom knowledge to research in the lab setting. Research opportunities also allow you to gain valuable mentorship from your professors.
Internships and Practicums
A health or exercise science degree from Truman requires students to complete an internship or practicum prior to graduation. Whether you concentrate in pre-med, occupational therapy, public health, or physical education, these opportunities offer a deeper understanding in your area of specialization.
Getting involved in groups, such as Phi Epsilon Kappa, a professional fraternity, and the Student Public Health Association can help you build connections to expand your network.
Hands-On Learning Spaces
Participate in interactive dissections and virtual arthroscopy in the Virtual Anatomy Lab. Learn about human motion, muscle activity, and kinematics in the Piper Movement Analysis Lab. Measure aspects of human exercise function working in the Human Performance Lab.
Recognition of Outstanding Students
The Health and Exercise Sciences Department promotes academic excellence and recognizes students for their extra efforts.