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.

ES Alumni Spotlight: Laura Stark (’15)ES Alumni Spotlight: Laura Stark (’15)

May 28, 2019

Alumni Spotlight— Laura Stark (’15), Exercise Science, Owner and Sports Performance Specialist, Stark Strong Performance— “After competing on Truman’s Track and Field team for four years and graduating in May of 2015 with a B.S. in exercise science, I moved down to South Florida to begin my career in Sports Performance. I have since had the […]

HS Alumni Spotlight: Michelle (Riefe) Shikles (’11)HS Alumni Spotlight: Michelle (Riefe) Shikles (’11)

May 22, 2019

“After graduating from Truman, I began working at Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services as a health educator while pursuing my Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in health promotion and policy at the University of Missouri-Columbia. I worked as a health educator focusing on adolescent health, HIV, and health literacy for three years […]

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