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About Our Organization

The Human Performance Laboratory at the University of Nebraska at Kearney is dedicated to helping Nebraskans of all ages reach their physical activity goals and enhance their health. Faculty are working to  develop a coordinated initiative to provide public health resources to promote physical activity in greater Nebraska which would allow for research studies that tie physical activity to health, academic performance, parental activity and psychological health.

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Please click the appropriate logo below to be directed to the information page for registeration. Each logo represents a registration or survey link.


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UNK Exercise Science Program

The exercise science program at UNK is designed for students who wish to study the response of the human body to the demands of physical activity. Students pursue careers such as health and fitness directors, exercise technicians, fitness instructors, personal trainers, athletic trainers, cardiac rehabilitation specialists and corporate fitness coordinators. Many students also pursue an undergraduate degree in exercise science as an entry into professional programs such as physical therapy or into graduate schools for advanced study.

For more information visit the exercise science tab at the top of the page.

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Childhood obesity rates in Kearney, Neb., are on the decline—and making this community healthier has been a "village effort" according to Carol S. Renner, PhD, associate superintendant of Kearney Public Schools

By Erica R. Hendry, USA TODAY
Boxing in the living room and dancing in the den have elevated home gaming — and children's heart rates — to new heights.

New research shows that exercise video games such as Wii Sports and Dance Dance Revolution boost children's activity levels significantly.

KEARNEY — We live here, we race here, we save lives here.“That’s exactly what we’re trying to accomplish,” said Sara Malzacher, co-chair for the second-annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

KEARNEY — Kenwood Elementary School students fueled up for play with an oatmeal breakfast Wednesday morning.

Kearney family gets healthy together.
By Katy Healey

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