Matthew R. Bice

Assistant Professor- Exercise Science

Office: CUSH 220   |    Phone: (308) 865-8052   |    Email:

Matthew R. Bice


I teach Physiology of Exercise (PE 310), Science of Play (PE 388), Fitness Testing (PE 467), and Research Methods in Exercise Science (PE 475). I have a passion for teaching, conducting meaningful research, and interacting with students.
My research interests pertain to health and wellness, particularly constructs associated with physical activity and nutrition behaviors. Of late, my research focuses on the implementation and integration of aquaponics growing systems within schools. My work has been published and presented nationally and internationally.   
I actively collaborate with researchers from within the University of Nebraska system (UNK, UNL, UNMC, & UNO), researchers from institutions across the country, and partnered with public health departments and health agencies across the state.  
When I am not working, I love the outdoors, spending time with my wife (Jen) and daughter dog (DJ – Golden Retriever). I am a sports fanatic and cheer for the Dallas Cowboys, Manchester United, and our UNK LOPERS! UNK is a great institution and I am honored to be apart of the rich history.

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