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.

HLTH 366 Students Complete CPE Training

September 25, 2020

Congratulations are in order for 21 of our Health Science Students. Thanks to funding from Partners in Prevention, the state of Missouri’s higher education substance misuse association, HLTH 366 students received Certified Peer Education training. All students in the class successfully completed 12 hours of CPE training offered by NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, and […]


September 18, 2020

On Thursday, September 10th the Truman Student Public Health Association (SPHA) hosted an open Zoom meeting to answer questions and have an open discussion regarding COVID-19 education. The event kicked off with a presentation on personal and campus safety practices. A wide range of topics, including background information on the coronavirus, proper mask wearing techniques, […]

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