Health and Exercise Sciences

  • Truman Partners in Prevention Promote Suicide Prevention and Awareness with Ask, Listen, Refer

    April 9, 2021

    Truman Partners in Prevention is continuing to promote Ask, Listen, Refer, a free online suicide prevention program available 24/7. The 2020 Missouri Assessment of College Health Behaviors (MACHB) found 66% of Truman students would be willing to complete an online suicide prevention training program, but only 50% of students had heard of Ask, Listen, Refer. […]

  • Partners in Prevention Holds Their Last Tabling Event of Spring ’21

    March 29, 2021

    On Sunday, March 21st, Health and Exercise Science students Alec Mundle, Baylee Jennings, and Molly Jones helped stuff goody bags for the Truman Partners in Prevention campaign “Drive Safe, Drive Smart.” This campaign helps to distribute information on seat belt safety, dispel seat belt myths, crash safety, and statistics on safe driving habits. The goody […]

  • SPHA Goes Zen

    On February 21st, the Student Public Health Association (SPHA) hit the small gym in Pershing Building for a socially-distanced session of yoga organized by the Social Committee co-chairs Natalie Stanfield and Israel Olorunda. The relaxing Sunday session was guided by Dr. Donahue, a Health and Exercise Science faculty member and Certified Yoga Instructor. For many, […]

  • SPHA Adopts a Street

    Members of the Student Public Health Association (SPHA) took to the streets on March 19th as part of their Adopt-A-Street clean-up service initiative. SPHA has adopted West Illinois Street, which runs adjacent to Walgreens. The process took around an hour and offered a chance for members to mingle and safely get to know each other […]

  • Partners In Prevention Table Against Rx Drug Misuse

    March 16, 2021

    Partners in Prevention is tabling once again against prescription drug misuse. In the entry way of the Pershing Building students will find a table with free goody bags filled with pens, stress balls, tissues, and cards with information on how to safely dispose of prescription drugs and where to find additional resources about prescription drug […]

  • HES Alumni Sends Update From Medical School

    March 2, 2021

    Anna Livingstone, a 2020 Health Science graduate, has written to us regarding her first year at medical school. Anna was a Still Scholar, meaning she was granted early acceptance to A.T. Still University (ATSU) where she is studying to become a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. She writes that she enjoys med school, with the academic […]

  • Health Science Students Tackle Drug Safety

    February 1, 2021

    Truman’s Partners in Prevention, Residence Life, and Health Science students Haley Venable, Kirstyn Dietle, Molly Jones and Alec Mundle developed and implemented a plan to distribute information about prescription drug safety to residents in Ryle Hall, Missouri Hall, Centennial Hall, West Campus Suites and Blanton-Nason-Brewer Hall from January 22-26. This small coalition of proactive students […]

  • Outstanding Undergraduate Major of the Year

    January 26, 2021

    Congratulations are in order for Health Science student Mary Claire Hogan. Mary Claire has recently been recognized as Truman State’s 2021 Outstanding Undergraduate Major of the Year by the Eta Sigma Gamma organization and NCHEC, the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing. On being recognized, Mary Claire writes, “I am deeply honored… Receiving this award […]

  • Congratulations to an AHEC Scholar Recipient

    October 30, 2020

    Kirstyn Dietle, a Sophomore health and exercise science student, has recently made an incredible accomplishment. She has been accepted as an AHEC Scholar.  AHEC is the Area Health Education Centers, and they help to provide the necessary skills and competencies needed to better serve rural and underserved communities. They have a curriculum that is self […]

  • World Polio Day

    October 16, 2020

      As we draw closer to World Polio Day, which falls on October 24th of this year, one hard working class of Dr. Donahue’s is tabling to raise awareness. These students are volunteering to spread the word about a disease on the brink of eradication. They can be found volunteering outside of the Pershing Building, […]