Health and Exercise Sciences

  • SPHA Students Attend American School Health Association Conference

    October 20, 2010

    On October 14, 2010, 32 Health Science students who are members of the Student Public Health Association (SPHA) attended the national conference of the American School Health Association (ASHA).  They are pictured in the Crown Center Hyatt Regency Hotel in Kansas City, MO.  To attend, they raised money for bus transportation by selling purple HES […]

  • Decker (’04) Named Coach at University of WI-River Falls

    October 15, 2010

    Aaron Decker, 2004 graduate in Exercise Science, was recently named Head Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Coach/HHP Lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Prior to taking the position at UWRF, Decker served as an assistant coach at Trinity Christian College (NAIA), Head Coach of Track and Field at North Park University (NCAA) in […]

  • Modlin and Powell Selected as Still Scholars

    October 12, 2010

    Aurora Powell (left) and Katy Modlin (right) have recently been selected as Still Scholars.  Aurora and Katy are both Junior Health Science majors. Congratulations on this outstanding achievement! The Still Scholars, Pre-Osteopathic Program is designed to provide admission opportunities to outstanding students of Truman State University who have as their goal to become Doctors of […]

  • Truman Students Volunteer At Mother/Son Stampede

    October 5, 2010

    The annual Mother-Son Stampede, a family-strengthening event based on the Search Institute’s 40 Developmental Assets/Positive Youth Development Model, was held on September 30th at the Truman State University Farm. Coordinated by the Heartland Task Force/C2000 Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition with program planning and implementation assistance from Truman’s Eta Sigma Gamma National Professional Health Science Honorary, […]

  • Katie Marshall Wins Women’s Division of 35th Annual Omaha Marathon

    September 30, 2010

    Katie (Katherine) Marshall (‘09) won the women’s Omaha Marathon, September 26, 2010 with a time of 3:09.06, averaging a 7:14 mile. Katie is a second-year medical student at Creighton. While at Truman, Katie participated in the inaugural Marathon Training Class, running the Lincoln, NE National Guard Marathon in May, 2009 along with 24 students and […]

  • Griffin (’10) Accepts Position as Health Fitness Specialist

    September 10, 2010

    Lori Griffin recently accepted a position as a Health Fitness Specialist for the National Institute for Fitness and Sport in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Her duties will  include meeting with clients about their fitness goals, performing fitness assessments and prescribing exercise programs.  Her caseload will consist of approximately 100-120 clients.  She will also aid in the development […]

  • Kahn (’00) Named Associate Commissioner for Atlantic 10 Conference

    September 9, 2010

    Megan Kahn (’00) was recently named Associate Commissioner for Administration and Operations for the Atlantic 10 Conference by Commissioner Bernadette V. McGlade. Kahn will oversee the Atlantic 10 office of advance media and technology, and work directly with the Conference public relations, branding and communications efforts. She will continue her work in championship operations with […]

  • Duran (’95) is Clinical Program Manager for CIGNA

    September 8, 2010

    Crystal Duran, MPH, CHES is a Clinical Program Manager for CIGNA HealthCare. She joined CIGNA HealthCare in 2006 and reports through the Cultural and Linguistics Unit within the Customer Experience Organization.  She provides leadership and direction for the development and implementation of a health literacy and clinical customer communications strategy throughout CIGNA. Prior to joining CIGNA […]

  • Leah Reimnitz Competes in 2010 National Championships

    August 31, 2010

    Leah Reimnitz placed 8th in the women’s 63kg class at the Senior National Championships in Peoria , IL on June 11, 2010.  Her class was won by Natalie Burgener, who competed at the 2008 Olympics!  Leah is a Senior Exercise Science major at Truman State University.

  • Dr. Hurst Published in International Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology

    August 12, 2010

    Jennifer R. Hurst, Ed.D., ATC  is a contributing author to a recent article in the International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology titled Athletic Identity and Aggressiveness: A Cross-Cultural Analysis of the Athletic Identity Maintenance Model. The purpose of the study was to examine the relationships among athletic identity, anger, and aggressiveness in competitive athletes […]

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