Health and Exercise Sciences

  • HLTH 362 Students Clean High Street

    September 22, 2017

    HLTH 362 students cleaned the course’s street on High Street on Sept. 14, 2017.  The City of Kirksville asked for all streets to be cleaned before September 16 for Truman’s Family Weekend and the Red Barn Festival.

  • Hear Why Truman HES was the Best Fit for Alumnus Darius Taylor

    September 21, 2017

    “The transition from high school to college was a real challenge for me. Despite taking Accelerated and Advanced Placement courses in high school, I struggled with the coursework and independence of being a student at Truman. Being a first-generation college student did not help at all, as I felt a bit isolated seeing the confidence […]

  • Athletic Training Summer Experiences

    September 19, 2017

    While the Athletic Training major does not have a formal summer internship, many of the students sought out these learning opportunities. The following are some of the athletic training students sharing their experiences. Paige Clawson, Senior “I spent the summer working for JRobinson Intensive Wrestling Camps. I traveled to Forest City, IA; Edinboro, PA; Riverfalls, […]

  • STAPH 2017

    September 18, 2017

    Amanda Starks & Nancy Daley-Moore co-directed the STAPH camp this year. Thirty-seven high school students attended and participated in a variety of adventures, including visiting the nursing simulation lab, learning about disability studies and research in exercise science, and becoming CPR certified. They also researched various diseases and presented their work. STAPH 2017 was a […]

  • Students Present Research at TruScholar Summer Symposium

      Two HES Students presented their research at the 2017 TruScholar summer symposium in August.     Michaela Mooney presented her research, Glenohumeral Forces in Lifting in Women. Her funded work continues with data collection. Michaela’s work was mentored by Michael Bird.   Caleb Bishoff presented his research, Relationship Between Force and Power Asymmetry During Jumping. […]

  • Truman Alumna Describes Her Experience in HES

    “When I started my freshmen year at Truman, I couldn’t decide which major would be best for me although I have known I wanted be a dentist since age 11. Soon after I arrived on campus, I met with HES faculty and knew it was the right place for me. Little did I know my […]

  • Read What HES Alumna Emily Denight Values from her HES Education

    September 17, 2017

    “After graduating with my B.S. in Health Science and earning my Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) credential, I served in the Peace Corps as a community health development worker in Burkina Faso. After that experience, I accepted a job at the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) as their Adolescent Health Educator. I […]

  • Dr. Ashley Hemphill Recounts About Her Valuable Experience in HES

    September 16, 2017

    “I loved my time in the HES department. I knew that I was receiving a unique education as an undergraduate in HES. After graduation I attended Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago and earned my Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) degree in May 2017. I now work for Clarkson Eyecare in Affton, Missouri. If you want […]

  • 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 […]

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