As a health science major, you develop valuable critical-thinking and problem-solving skills you can apply to a variety of careers in the healthcare industry. The broad coursework gives you a strong background in English, mathematics, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities, together with the specialized courses that focus on health science.

You can customize your education to fit professional interests ranging from educational or clinical settings to public health and administrative environments.

Health Science Concentration Options

Choose the concentration area that's the best fit for your professional goals and interests.

Career Paths

Opportunities in Health Science

Our health science graduates are broadly trained which prepares them for a variety of career options. Our graduates are working as public health educators, lifestyle coaches, and other health-related careers for organizations such as:

  • AmeriCorps VISTA
  • BJC HealthCare
  • Cerner Corporation
  • Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services
  • Peace Corps
  • Lincoln County Health Department

Graduate School

Our graduates have an excellent record of success gaining access to a variety of graduate and professional programs in dentistry, health administration, medicine, occupational therapy, optometry, and public health at schools that include:

  • A.T. Still University
  • Creighton University
  • Saint Louis University
  • University of Missouri (Columbia)
  • Washington University in St. Louis

Truman students have a high medical school acceptance rate of 54% compared to a 41% national average acceptance rate. In addition, Truman has affiliations with select graduate programs that provide qualifying students with special advantages such as priority consideration in the graduate admissions process.

Learn more about priority consideration


What do Truman’s health science graduates say about their Truman experience?
Meet some of our graduates

Student Opportunities

Undergraduate Research

Students in the health science program can participate in research projects alongside a faculty mentor who assists in research design, data analysis, and preparation for presentation.

Student Organizations

Groups within the Health Science Department help students engage in their related interests and interact with peers. Develop your skills in the health field and gain leadership abilities through these organizations.


Health science students can take advantage of several locations for research, practicum, and lab work, including the Athletic Training Clinic, Human Performance Laboratory, Piper Movement Analysis Laboratory, and Human Anatomy Laboratory.

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Majors and Pre-Health Professions

Exercise Science Major

Pre-Health Professions

Graduate Studies

Master of Athletic Training