Health and Exercise Sciences

  • Truman Students Receive MOAHPERD Award

    December 5, 2015

    Truman students, Bonnie Kempker, Nathan Gorman and Matt Bowden, were recognized with the Outstanding Future Professional of the Year Award at the Missouri Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (MOAHPERD) fall convention banquet, saturday, November 14, 2015 at the Lodge of Four Seasons, Lake Ozark, MO. They qualified for this award by having […]

  • Professor Hurst Speaks at Career Fair

    December 3, 2015

    Jennifer Hurst was invited to speak to students from Davis County High School in Bloomfield, IA about the athletic training profession on November 5th. This was part of Davis County’s Biannual Career Fair for the high school.

  • Runez and Moss Present Their Research

    December 2, 2015

    . Senior Exercise Science students, Hannah Runez and Nicole Moss, presented their original research with Jennifer Hurst at the Association for Applied Sport Psychology in October. Their project explored the influence of both visual and auditory stimuli of water on changes in mood and enjoyment of moderate physical activity.

  • SERVE Center Honors the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri as Community Partner of the Year

    November 3, 2015

    The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri received the “Community Partner of the Year” award and was recognized at the sixth annual Community Partner Appreciation Luncheon, Oct. 27. The Community Partner of the Year award is given by the SERVE Center to an outstanding community member or agency that has worked closely with the […]

  • Environmental Health Class Street Cleaning

    October 21, 2015

      The Environmental Health Class, taught by Dr. Janice Clark, completed street cleaning for their stretch of High Street.  Thank you Dr. Clark and students! Students from left to right are: Maggie Pool, Clare Pond, Matt Barofski, Allison Politsch, Ty Clinkenbeard, Emily Quick, Brendon Cronley, Gillian Mwangi, Tori Thompson, and Rachael Reckamp.

  • Lee Advising Award Presented to Dr. Hurst

    September 2, 2015

    The Lee Advising Award pays tribute to excellent advisers and demonstrates how important academic advising is at Truman. Recipients of the Lee Advising Award are nominated by students and colleagues and are ultimately selected by a committee. Hurst, an associate professor of exercise science, began teaching at Truman in 2005. She teaches classes in sport […]

  • Maggie DeDecker at Creighton

    Maggie DeDecker, May ’15 Health Science Alumna, is beginning her Doctorate program in Occupational Therapy at Creighton University.  She participated in the white coat ceremony on August 22nd.  Maggie said, “I’m one week into the program and it’s already completely amazing and extremely challenging. They don’t waste any time getting started here! Truman has prepared […]

  • Tara Osseck, ’07, Honored as Young Business Leader

    July 14, 2015

    The St. Louis Business Journal recently published its annual “30 Under 30” list, recognizing a group of up-and-coming young professionals in the St. Louis area, and we are proud to announce that Tara Osseck is on the list. Tara is a manager – physician relations and business development at St. Luke’s Hospital. Read more»

  • Alumnus Honored By U.S. Sports Academy

    July 13, 2015

    Graduation with Honors is not the highest recognition that Dr. David Peterson (’95) will receive from the United States Sports Academy. The U.S. Navy Commander is also being awarded the Academy’s 2015 Alumnus of the Year Award for his outstanding performance as a student and a professional. Commander Peterson received his doctorate in Sport Management […]

  • Michelle Boyd Receives MoATA Award

    June 18, 2015

    The Missouri Athletics Trainers’ Association (MoATA) recently presented Michelle Boyd, Head Athletic Trainer and Former Director of the Athletic Training program at Truman, with the MoATA Outstanding Service Award at the association’s Honors and Awards luncheon in Cape Girardeau. Read more