Health and Exercise Sciences

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Health Science Alumna Recounts Experience in HES

    September 13, 2017

    “With skills like communication, time management, and leadership that I developed in the HES department, I am able to balance responsibilities in my personal, academic, and professional life.  I am currently pursuing an educational doctorate at the University of Missouri-Columbia, while working as the Assistant Director of Student Services in the School of Nursing at […]

  • 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 […]