About the HES Department

School of Health Sciences & Education: Health and Exercise Sciences Department

The Health and Exercise Sciences (HES) Department at Truman offers programs that focus on the study of human life. Our professors take a genuine interest in helping students successfully complete our rigorous and challenging program. They guide, mentor, and challenge our highly motivated students who want to make a difference in the world — and our graduates do this by assuming leadership roles in a variety of health-related professions.

Health and Exercise Sciences Academic Programs

We offer three undergraduate programs, each studying a different aspect of human life, and a master’s degree in athletic training.

Health and Exercise Sciences Mission

The mission of the Health and Exercise Sciences Department is to prepare students of  strong academic ability and character to become agents of change for the health and well-being of all people.

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Truman Partners in Prevention is continuing to promote Ask, Listen, Refer, a free online suicide prevention program available 24/7. The 2020 Missouri Assessment of College Health Behaviors (MACHB) found 66% of Truman students would be willing to complete an online suicide prevention training program, but only 50% of students had heard of Ask, Listen, Refer. […]

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On Sunday, March 21st, Health and Exercise Science students Alec Mundle, Baylee Jennings, and Molly Jones helped stuff goody bags for the Truman Partners in Prevention campaign “Drive Safe, Drive Smart.” This campaign helps to distribute information on seat belt safety, dispel seat belt myths, crash safety, and statistics on safe driving habits. The goody […]

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