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.

Health Science Students Tackle Drug SafetyHealth Science Students Tackle Drug Safety

February 1, 2021

Truman’s Partners in Prevention, Residence Life, and Health Science students Haley Venable, Kirstyn Dietle, Molly Jones and Alec Mundle developed and implemented a plan to distribute information about prescription drug safety to residents in Ryle Hall, Missouri Hall, Centennial Hall, West Campus Suites and Blanton-Nason-Brewer Hall from January 22-26. This small coalition of proactive students […]

Outstanding Undergraduate Major of the YearOutstanding Undergraduate Major of the Year

January 26, 2021

Congratulations are in order for Health Science student Mary Claire Hogan. Mary Claire has recently been recognized as Truman State’s 2021 Outstanding Undergraduate Major of the Year by the Eta Sigma Gamma organization and NCHEC, the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing. On being recognized, Mary Claire writes, “I am deeply honored… Receiving this award […]

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