Gregory Brown

Professor - Exercise Science, Director of UNK General Studies

Office: CUSH W221   |    Phone: (308) 865-8333   |    Email:

Gregory Brown


My primary areas of teaching and research focus on the anatomical and physiological factors that influence health and human performance. My research evaluates the effects of nutritional supplements on the physiological response to exercise, the physiological responses to various types of exercise, effective teaching in the exercise science program, and sex-based differences in sports performance. I am a member of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM; the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA; and the he Association of American Educators (AAE; 

I have been recognized as a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine for my research endeavors in the field of Exercise Science.  I greatly enjoy mentoring undergraduate students in the research program offered at UNK, such as the Undergraduate Research Fellows and Summer Student Research Program.

My wife, Amber, and I have two adult sons and an amazing daughter-in-law. My hobbies include running, hunting, fishing, studying history, and watching movies. 


Link to Current Curriculum Vita


BS Physical Education 1997, Utah State University, Pre-Physical Therapy Emphasis 

MS Exercise and Sport Science 1999, Iowa State University, Exercise Physiology Emphasis 

Ph.D. Health and Human Performance 2002, Iowa State University, Biological Basis of Physical Activity Emphasis 

Courses Taught

  • PE 461 – Physiology of Exercise 

  • PE 496 – Professional Readiness in Exercise Science 

  • PE 861 – Applied Physiology of Exercise 

  • PE 870 – Advanced Exercise Physiology 

Courses I have previously taught  

  • PE 310 – Introduction to Human Physiology of Exercise 

  • PE 388 – GS Capstone 

  • PE 469 – Sports Nutrition 

  • PE 475 – Research Methods in Exercise Science 

  • PE 866P – Sports Nutrition   

  • TE 800 – Education Research 

Community Interests and Involvement

I am actively involved in efforts to promote and preserve the integrity, safety, and fairness of girls’ & women’s sports. The Independent Council on Women's Sports (ICONS) International Consortium on Female Sport  

I am very actively involved in my community of faith. 

I serve as the faculty advisor for Turning Point USA at UNK ( and am actively involved in encouraging civic engagement in public policy.