Health and Exercise Sciences

  • Students Complete Summer Internships and Practicums

    September 15, 2017

    This summer 29 students completed the 40-hour ES 250 Exercise Science Practicum and 14 students participated in the more extensive 200 hour ES 370 internship experience. Students in these courses were supervised by Dr. Michael Bird, Liz Jorn and Jana Arabas. Examples of sites for ES 250 included Ben Nivala with Kinetic Physical Therapy Institute […]

  • HES Alumna Xavier Vaughn Reports on Experiences Gained Through Truman HES

    September 14, 2017

    “After I graduated, I started working for the Primaris Foundation as an insurance counselor. I assisted consumers with their marketplace or Medicaid applications during open enrollment. During non-open enrollment periods I did outreach in one of my designated three counties. I recently changed positions to be the MIPPA Outreach Coordinator and Regional Liaison, which is […]

  • Health Science Alumna Recounts Experience in HES

    September 13, 2017

    “With skills like communication, time management, and leadership that I developed in the HES department, I am able to balance responsibilities in my personal, academic, and professional life.  I am currently pursuing an educational doctorate at the University of Missouri-Columbia, while working as the Assistant Director of Student Services in the School of Nursing at […]

  • HES Fundraiser for the Buddy Pack Program

    HES students and faculty had fun raising money for Buddy Packs. In just three days they raised $748. Dr. Janice Clark’s classes competed to raise money and the winning class was HLTH 290-2, Principles of Health Science and Health Education, with $185 to support 1 child’s buddy pack for the 2017-2018 school year. The HES […]

  • Mrs. Evonne Bird Attends Conference

    September 11, 2017

    Evonne Bird attended the Teaching Professor Conference in St. Louis on June 2nd – 4th, 2017 along with Sarah Berke, Lindsay Dunnagan and Dana Vazzana.  They will share information from the conference at faculty development workshops during the 2017-2018 school year.

  • Students Attend American Society of Biomechanics Conference

    September 6, 2017

    In early August, Abby McWilliams, Hanna Slosson, and Lara Pfeiffer attended the American Society of Biomechanics annual conference in Boulder, Colorado to present their research study titled “Kinematic Gait Characteristics of a Heterogeneous Population”. The project was led by Brandon Thurman, who unfortunately was not able to attend.

  • Students Give New Life to Old Products

    July 5, 2017

    From turning a broken chair into an end table to making knick knack shelves from a pair of crutches, an environmental health class discovered creative ideas for recycling old items. Janice Clark, professor of health science at Truman State University, encourages her students to think about National Recycling Day a little bit more than the […]

  • Two Grads Commissioned as Second Lieutenants

    May 25, 2017

    Taylor Steinhart and Brianna McRoberts both graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Health Science on Saturday, May 13th. On that day, they were also commissioned as Second Lieutenants in the United States Army. 2LT Steinhart is a Transportation Corps Officer and 2LT McRoberts is serving in the Medical Service Corps. We appreciate their service […]

  • 2017 Academic Honor Awards

    May 15, 2017

    Congratulations to Emily Ponte, the 2017 Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Exercise Science.  Emily is pictured below with Dr. Michael Bird. Congratulations to Mackenzie Mertz, the 2017 Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Athletic Training. Mackenzie is pictured below with Dr. Brandy Schneider. Congratulations to Kevin Ogle, the 2017 Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Health Science. Kevin is pictured below with […]

  • Congratulations Graduates

    May 13, 2017

    Congratulations to Health Science majors (from left to right) Olivia Simpson, Taryn Sohal, and Katie Tauchert on a successful undergraduate career at Truman State University.  Best wishes in your future endeavors.

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