Health and Exercise Sciences

  • 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. […]

  • HES Professors Present on CPR in Missouri Schools at MOAHPERD

    Ms. Jana Arabas and Ms. Liz Jorn attended the Missouri Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Conference, November 11th-12th, at Lodge of the Four Seasons in Lake Ozark. At the conference they teamed with Gina McNeece from Northwest Missouri State University to present a CPR class for K-12 Physical Education Teachers across the […]

  • HES Class Works to Encourage Safe Driving Practices

    Future health science professionals have been hard at work recently. The students in Health 255, Introduction to Community and Public Health, have been tabling around the campus of Truman advocating for safe and sober driving. They have been working tables in Magruder Hall, the SUB, and McClain Hall promoting the CHEERS program (a state-wide program […]

  • HLTH 349: Research Methods Poster Presentations

    January 30, 2017

    In December, the HLTH 349: Research Methods course presented their research projects via a poster presentation. Topics included student knowledge of the Affordable Care Act, blood donation behaviors, assessment of campus smoking policies, college student stress, oral health behaviors, student mental wellness, and disability studies awareness. There was a poster competition for first and second […]

  • Heather Ayer RN, BSN, BS in Health Science 2006

    November 16, 2016

    After graduating from Truman as a BS, CHES, I went on to get my nursing degree. I worked in oncology and then made my way from there into quality.  I actually worked from home for the last several years for a company that contracted out medical chart reviews for Medicare compliance.  I recently accepted a job […]

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