HES Academic Integrity Policy

Department of Health and Exercise Sciences
Academic Integrity Policy

The Truman State University Student Conduct Code (see www.truman.edu/conduct/) provides definitions for acts of academic misconduct/dishonesty and potential consequences of violations; its procedures are adhered to by the Department of Health and Exercise Sciences (HES) faculty members. In addition, the athletic training (NATA), exercise science (ACSM), health education (CHES) professions require adherence to their respective Codes of Ethics.

Because of these Codes of Ethics, the HES faculty member may supplement the university policy with additional sanctions when an HES major engages in academic misconduct. With evidence of academic misconduct, the following steps/consequences may occur:

  1. The student will meet with an HES faculty panel and the Chair of the Department of HES to discuss the expectations of a pre-professional in the respective discipline.
  2. When a grade of F is received in an AT, ES or HLTH course as the result of academic misconduct, the F grade will remain in the major GPA calculation.

Depending on the outcome of the meeting with a faculty panel, the following steps may also occur as warranted:

  1. The student will not be permitted to perform scholarship, institutional, or work study within the HES Department.
  2. HES faculty members will not provide letters of recommendation for the student.
  3. The student will be ineligible to receive HES funding (e.g., Cogan Student Research Fund, HES Foundation scholarships or other HES reimbursement).
  4. The student will not be eligible for HES Departmental Honors.
  5. The student will be removed from the respective major and will not be eligible for admission to any other major in the HES Department.

The HES Department’s Academic Integrity policy only extends to cases where violations of academic integrity are verifiable. Incidences of behavioral misconduct inconsistent with the codes of ethics for each program will be addressed by individual faculty.

Updated March 3, 2016