Health Science Major

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As a Health Science major at Truman, you pursue rigorous training for your future role as a promoter of health, enhance your critical-thinking skills and problem-solving skills, and explore your personal and professional interests through research, internships, and study abroad.

Customize Your Education

When you pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in health science, you focus on the area that’s the best match for your future career by selecting a concentration:

An Intellectual Learning Community

At Truman, you will find students are the priority with an emphasis on providing you with problem-based learning and practical experience. You join a community of engaged learners where you can pursue answers to the questions that intrigue you. A unique feature at Truman is the opportunity to engage in research—you can even present your research findings at international, national, regional, state, or local professional conferences, or publish your work in a peer-reviewed professional journal.

The Best Labs for Hands-on Learning

Our modern labs and equipment provide you with unique opportunities to explore research and individualized study. Work in the Human Performance Lab to measure all aspects of human function. Investigate neural contributions to movement control and movement learning using everything from a Sony PlayStation system to Neurocom’s Balance Master system in the Movement Neuroscience Lab.  Learn about human motion, muscle activity, and kinematics in the Piper Movement Analysis Lab. For Human Anatomy class, you’ll work in a human cadaver lab (only 4% of undergraduate programs in the nation offer human cadaver-based anatomy).

Our Graduates Succeed

Our graduates are well-prepared for health careers in educational or clinical settings in school, worksite, community, or public health environments as well as graduate work in public health, health administration, occupational therapy, medicine, or physician assistant programs.

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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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