Health and Exercise Sciences

  • 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)

    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 […]

  • Former HES Graduates–Now Creighton Graduates

    Congratulations to our former HES graduates who recently graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine.  Pictured left to right: Tyler Spencer (’16), DPT; Tara Dorenkamp (’16), DPT;  Becca Rockamann (’15), MD;  Hannah Runez (’16), DPT;  Abby Werner (’16), DPT;  and Corey Nolte (’16), DPT.

  • ES (’11) Ashley Archer Alumni Spotlight

    May 8, 2019

    “I went to Truman from 2007-2011 on a Pershing Scholarship where I studied Exercise Science. Following Truman, I achieved a Fulbright Scholarship to Spain to teach English. I stayed for two years and became fluent in Spanish through playing on a local basketball team in Madrid. Following Spain, I attended graduate school at the University […]

  • SPHA students participate in Scholar Bowl

    Five students from the Student Public Health Association (SPHA) participated in the Quiz Bowl event during the Public Health Scholar Bowl held at Saint Louis University on April 6, 2019.  Braden Zoller, Ashton King, Bansari Amin, Leah Wright, and Amy Kang competed against teams from Johns Hopkins University, Temple University, Emory University, and Brown University […]

  • Emily Bailey (HS ’20) is a Published Author

    May 7, 2019

    Emily Bailey, Health Science/Pre-medicine major, is a published author! During her summer 2018 HLTH 350 shadowing experience with Dr. Raghav Govindarajan, MD in Columbia, MO, Emily had the opportunity to write two patient vignettes for the newly published book, Improving Patient Safety. The official APA entry for the book is: Bailey, E. M. (2019). Clinical […]

  • HLTH 440 Students Help the Community

    This semester Emma Barnett and Shannon Dague continued the five-year tradition of Truman Health Science seniors completing their capstone project as the Buddy Pack Coordinators.  Working with Teresa Ross, Regional Coordinator for the Food Bank of Central and Northeast Missouri, Shannon and Emma organized five monthly packing events, and recruited 160 volunteers to pack over […]

  • HLTH 440 Students Help Community

    Two years ago Colin Osborne adopted a puppy and took her to obedience training.  The instructor suggested Tally, the puppy, would make an excellent service dog, so Colin continued training Tally and she achieved this certification.  This inspired Colin to combine Tally’s certification to implement an entirely new capstone project this semester in HLTH 440.  […]

  • HLTH 440 Students Help the Community

    Oral Health Education was the focus for the HLTH 440 capstone project completed this spring by Sydney Prow, Nicole Lauritsen, Gabrielle Amos, and Emaleigh Sojka. Their cooperating supervisor was Health Science grad, Amy Carroll, MCHES, (Truman HS grad) Outreach Coordinator, Health Educator & Lifestyle Coach at the Northeast Missouri Health Council in Kirksville. They presented […]

  • HLTH 440 Students Help the Community

    Ashton King and Haley Sirokman worked on the “Curb Your Waste” project in partnership with Mr. Tim Reed, superintendent at the Kirksville Wastewater Treatment Plant.  Their project had several components:  a) raising the public’s awareness about yard waste pollution; 2) educating 225 Ray Miller Elementary students about keeping streams and lakes clean; 3) collaborating with […]