Health and Exercise Sciences

  • Truman Alum Receives NSCA Scholarship

    March 1, 2017

    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 […]


    November 4, 2016

    Jamie Cummings, CHES, earned her BS In Health Science in May 2015. She is an Environmental Representative with the Saint Louis County Department of Public Health. Her job requires her to enforce environmental health policies in various food facilities, nursing homes, daycares, hospitals, and lodging and aquatic establishments ensuring health and safety hazards are minimized.  […]

  • For Kids’ Sake

    November 1, 2016

    Students from HLTH 405: Global Public Health developed two fundraising events to raise money and awareness to For Kids’ Sake, which is an organization focused on supporting orphanages and schools in Bangladesh. Students held two fundraisers, including fundraising on Parent’s Weekend and selling Oreo Balls at the Truman Oktober Fest event on Friday, October 7.  […]

  • Service Celebration

    October 28, 2016

    On Wednesday, October 19th, the Celebration of Service, Service Learning, and Civic Engagement event was held by the APDC, Civic Engagement Committee, and SERVE Center. There were twelve different posters featuring projects from Truman faculty (Ms. Liz Jorn, Dr. Vayu Gokhale, Dr. Janice Clark, Dr. Datha Martinez, Dr. Ben Wodika, and Dr. Sarah Berke) as […]

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