Health and Exercise Sciences

  • Students Develop New Exercise Course

    February 15, 2011

    Senior Exercise Science majors, Sadie Nelson and Ashley Ward are teaching a Student Initiated Lifetime Activity Course (SILAC) focusing on intense plyometric exercise and health lessons. The students are also conducting research on the impact the course has on various fitness measures including body composition, cardiovascular endurance, and power. Six days a week, 30 students […]

  • Athletic Training Education Storms the Capitol

    February 11, 2011

    On Tuesday, February 8th, 10 students and all five certified athletic trainers from the Truman Athletic Training Education Program travelled to Jefferson City, MO for Missouri Athletic Trainers’ Association’s Day at the Capitol. This year MOATA was advocating with legislators on two important issues: insurance reimbursement and head injury legislation. With a number of new legislators in office this […]

  • Health Science Students Turn Knowledge Into Action

    January 29, 2011

    Four HLTH 440 students (Kristen Siegler, Taylor Hockman, Jenna Osseck, and Anna Grinter) are working with the NEMO Heart Health sub-committee to create and publicize a campaign to promote automated external defibrillators (AEDs) throughout the community.  This two-pronged campaign exists: 1) for the general Kirksville community to understand the purpose of AEDs; and 2) for […]

  • Health Science Students to Present at National Conference

    January 26, 2011

    Four Truman State Health Science students will present at the American Association for Health Physical Education Recreation and Dance National Convention and Exhibition in San Diego, California on March 29, 2011.  Katharyn Emery,  Sarah Folks, Grace McGaughey and Brenda Goodwin will present their project “Grabbing Red Bull by the Horns.” Congratulations and good luck to […]

  • Athletic Training Education Program Launches New AT Megathon

    January 24, 2011

    In an effort to stimulate  fun, learning and some good old-fashion competition, the Athletic Training Education Program has started the AT Megathon! The teams consist of both advanced and newer students who must work together to compete in one to two challenges each week that tests their athletic training knowledge and/or skills in fun and interesting ways. Challenges are created and refereed by the athletic […]

  • Dodge (’09) Accepts Position as AJGA Tournament Coordinator

    January 18, 2011

    Lindsay Dodge recently accepted  a full-time position with the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) as a Tournament Coordinator.   She will be planning, administering, and directing AJGA junior golf events all over the country.  You can learn more about how to get involved with the AJGA at www.ajga.org. Lindsay graduated from  Truman State University in […]

  • 26 Students Reach Goal of Completing Marathon

    December 10, 2010

    The Marathon Training Class recently had students competing in two marathons. On Saturday, November 21st , nine students traveled to Overland Park, KS to compete in the Gobbler Grind Marathon. Two students completed the full 26.2 mile race while 7 students completed the 13.1 miles. On Saturday, December 4th,  16 students traveled to Memphis, TN […]

  • Evan Rioux Completes Field Experience at Apple

    December 6, 2010

    Evan Rioux was chosen to join the Apple Wellness team as the one Wellness Intern in Cupertino, California for the Fall of 2010. While she gained over 500 hours of experience in the preventative care setting, she focused her attention on daily physicals, health assessments, fitness consultations, and graded exercise tests that were offered to […]

  • Dr. Carol Cox Receives Foundation Grant

    November 9, 2010

    Missouri Foundation for Health awarded a Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Initiative (TPCI) grant to Dr. Carol Cox of Truman State University in the amount of $145,411. Dr. Cox plans to use grant funding to reduce faculty, staff and student tobacco use through cessation programs, policy change and education. Missouri Foundation for Health’s TPCI is a multi-year […]

  • Students Volunteer for Salvation Army Food Pantry

    October 27, 2010

    Students in HLTH 150 Nutrition in Health and Wellness helped to unload a semi-trailer load of food for the Salvation Army Food Pantry on October 25, 2010.  They formed assembly lines to unload the trailer and pack the perishable (meats, cheese, apples, potatoes) and non-perishable (rice, pasta, canned vegetables) foods in the food pantry.  This […]

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