Health and Exercise Sciences

  • Matt Teeter (’03/’04) Selected as Principal at Smithville Middle School

    March 21, 2011

    (Smithville, Missouri) March 17, 2011—Todd Schuetz, Assistant Superintendent of the Smithville R-II School District in Smithville, Missouri announced the selection of Dr. Matt Teeter as the Smithville Middle School Principal beginning with the 2011-2012 school year.  Dr. Teeter is currently an assistant principal at Lakeview Middle School in the Park Hill School District where he […]

  • Summer Internships Available

    March 14, 2011

    The Department of Health and Senior Services has a USDA funded program for Summer Food Service sites that operates statewide.  The program may have some paid internships available for the St. Louis, Kansas City and Cape Girardeau areas this summer, perhaps when students would be in their hometowns.  The work would include visiting certain child […]

  • Ward is Fullbright Finalist

    February 16, 2011

    Ashley Ward, a senior Exercise Science major, is a Fulbright finalist for an English Teaching Assistantship in Spain. Fulbright Scholars are college graduates who travel abroad for a year to serve as ambassadors for their alma mater and the United States.  Congratulations and good luck to Ashley!

  • 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 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 […]

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