Health and Exercise Sciences

  • 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.

  • Health Science Alumna Writes Column on Research

    May 11, 2017

    Excerpt from Ashley (Nassau) Walsh, Health Science ’02, Improving Nurse Satisfaction Requires Root Cause Solutions on Health IT Outcomes website. By Ashley Walsh, MHA, Sr. Financial Analyst and former Perioperative Business Manager, UCHealth A recent RNnetwork survey found half of the nurses they surveyed (49.8 percent) have contemplated switching professions, with 27 percent citing overwork as the […]

  • Health Science Alumna Medical Scribe

    May 4, 2017

    After graduating with a B.S. in Health Science in 2015, Linnea Heimsoth started working as a medical scribe through PhysAssist Scribes. She works directly with providers, charting in real time during each physician-patient encounter in the ER. Currently, she is a certified trainer and travels to different locations to help establish new scribe programs in […]

  • Interview Project

    April 26, 2017

    Advanced Sport Management class works with Kirksville Parks & Recreation and participates in the Interview Project Seventeen undergraduate Exercise Science and graduate Leadership program students are enrolled in ES 506 Advanced Sport Management class this semester with Liz Jorn, Instructor in HES.  Students are participating in the interview project where they practice their interview skills […]

  • Athletic Leadership

    New for Spring 2017-Liz Jorn, Instructor in HES and Faculty Athletics Representative and Mike Bazemore, Associate Athletic Director are teaching ES 199 Athletic Leadership.  The focus of the class is to help student athletes with professional development-students have taken the DISC personality inventory with the NCAA, worked on resumes, job shadowing and have even been […]

  • Photovoice Project

    April 24, 2017

    Elizabeth Barreca, HES major, will complete her two-semester senior capstone project when she makes the fourth presentation on her Photovoice project.  Lizzie received a SHSE mini-grant, a MO-PIP grant, and senior grant from the Student Public Health Association to fund her project, “A Snapshot of Mental Wellness.”  The Photovoice method allowed Lizzie to recruit 24 […]

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