Health and Exercise Sciences

  • 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 […]

  • Health Science Major Gaining Research Experience

    April 6, 2017

    Maha Mohamed, Health Science major, will be participating in an REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) through Western Washington University.  She will spend part of her time in Bellingham, Washington, and the remainder in Kigali, Rwanda. Maha and her cohort will be working with the Primary Investigators, Rwandan colleagues, and the National Institute of Statistics Rwanda […]

  • Athletic Training Students Win Scholarship Awards at Conference in La Vista

    March 22, 2017

    Two athletic training students won scholarship awards at the 2017 MAATA Annual Symposium and Conference in La Vista, NE. Aaron Patterson (junior) and Paige Clawson (junior) were each awarded the 2017 Professional MAATA Scholarship Award. This award is based on GPA, athletic training service, community service, and research.

  • Update from Exercise Science Alumna

    March 1, 2017

    Katie Hirsch is a recent graduate from the exercise physiology master’s program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Working under the direction of Dr. Abbie Smith-Ryan, she conducts research in the areas of exercise, nutrition, and body composition in athletic and clinical populations, with special interests in exercise and nutritional supplementation to […]

  • Truman Alum Receives NSCA Scholarship

    Nic Shea is a Master’s student in exercise physiology at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.  Nic works in the neuromuscular lab researching firefighter safety and performance.  Nic also assists in training the UNC student athletes across all Olympic sports.  Prior to UNC, Nic coached wrestling and strength and conditioning at Staley High School.  […]

  • Truman SAAC shows support for National SAAC-Sponsored Cardiac Health Initiative

    Truman SAAC members joined in the National SAAC program and were trained in CPR and AED skills at their meeting on Wednesday, February 15. There is compelling research from this public health program that proper CPR/AED training can save the life of someone who is in cardiac arrest.  Twenty-four members of SAAC were trained by […]

  • MAE Students Attend MOAHPERD

    February 23, 2017

    On November 11-13, several students and professors traveled to Lake of the Ozarks for the annual MOAHPERD (Missouri Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance) Convention. MAE students Kasey Gassensmith, Hannah Wehar, Kelsea Dorsey, and Laura Rethemeyer, along with Dr. Carla Smith, presented a session on meeting GLE’s through Lead-up Games for Team Handball. […]