Health and Exercise Sciences

  • Congratulations to an AHEC Scholar Recipient

    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 […]

  • World Polio Day

    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, […]

  • Public Health Career & Coffee Chat

    October 9, 2020

    Friday, October 23, at 1 p.m., Dr. Sabrina T. Cherry of UNCW and Truman State University’s own Dr. Nancy Daley Moore will be hosting a virtual discussion talking about graduate schools, career paths and pivots, and everything you need to know to navigate your Public Health journey. If your are interested in joining in on […]

  • HES Student Admitted to Medical School Early

    Jaycee Mudd, a sophomore Health Science student, deserves recognition for a major achievement. Jaycee received pre-acceptance to MU’s medical school via the Bryant Scholars Program. She learned about this incredible opportunity through her involvement in AMSA, one of Truman’s pre-medical clubs. Jaycee states that she is already seeing the benefits of the program, writing “the […]

  • HLTH 366 Students Complete CPE Training

    September 25, 2020

    Congratulations are in order for 21 of our Health Science Students. Thanks to funding from Partners in Prevention, the state of Missouri’s higher education substance misuse association, HLTH 366 students received Certified Peer Education training. All students in the class successfully completed 12 hours of CPE training offered by NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, and […]

  • SPHA Holds COVID-19 Q&A

    September 18, 2020

    On Thursday, September 10th the Truman Student Public Health Association (SPHA) hosted an open Zoom meeting to answer questions and have an open discussion regarding COVID-19 education. The event kicked off with a presentation on personal and campus safety practices. A wide range of topics, including background information on the coronavirus, proper mask wearing techniques, […]

  • 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 […]