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:
- Community, Worksite, & Public Health
- Pre-Medical Sciences
- Pre-Occupational Therapy/Pre-Athletic Training
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.
October 30, 2020
Kirstyn Dietle, a Sophomore health and exercise science student, has recently made an incredible accomplishment. She has been accepted as an AHEC Scholar. AHEC is the Area Health Education Centers, and they help to provide the necessary skills and competencies needed to better serve rural and underserved communities. They have a curriculum that is self […]
October 16, 2020
As we draw closer to World Polio Day, which falls on October 24th of this year, one hard working class of Dr. Donahue’s is tabling to raise awareness. These students are volunteering to spread the word about a disease on the brink of eradication. They can be found volunteering outside of the Pershing Building, […]