Megan Adkins-Bollwitt

Professor - Physical Education

Office: CUSH 133   |    Phone: (308) 865-8727   |    Email:

Megan Adkins-Bollwitt


Megan completed two undergraduate degrees from the University of Nebraska- Lincoln. She received a bachelor of science in Community Health, and a bachelor of science in K-12 Health Physical Education, along with a coaching endorsement. In 2002, Megan began her teaching career as a middle school and adapted Physical Education teacher in the Kearney Public School district. While teaching and coaching various sports at the middle and high school level, she completed a masters degree from UNK in the area of Master Teacher of Physical Education with an emphasis in Special Populations.

In 2008, Megan transferred her field experience and teaching knowledge to the University level where she began to teach in the Health and Physical Education program at the University of Nebraska- Kearney. Megan taught as a lecturer until her completion of her PhD program in 2011 from the University of Nebraska- Lincoln, in the area of Education with an emphasis in Teaching, Learning, and Technology.

Megan currently serves as an Associate Professor and program coordinator for the Health and Physical Education program. Within her tenure at UNK, Megan has taught courses at the undergraduate and graduate level in the areas of adapted and mainstream Physical Education both face to face and online.; She helped pioneer a year- long home school teaching lab for undergraduate Health and Physical Education students which has received national recognition, and conducts research in the areas of teacher preparation, physical education, physical activity, technology integration, and diverse populations.  Click on the link below to review her full vitae and research agenda.

Megan currently teaches the following courses:

Undergraduate level:  Beginning methods of Physical Education (PE 200), Adapted and Remedial Physical Education/Practicum (PE 369), Secondary (6-12th grade) methods of Physical Education (PE 428), Health and Physical Education: Senior Seminar (PE 488).

Graduate level: Curriculum and Assessment (PE 831), Adapted Physical Education (PE 873), Practicum in Adapted and/or General Physical Education (PE 874).

Recent refereed articles:

Adkins, Megan M., Bice, Matthew R., Heelan, Kate, Ball, James (2017). Enhancing Physical Education with a Supplemental Physical Activity Program. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, Dance, . v. 88, n. 8, p. 28-34, October 2017 Available at:

Adkins, Megan. M., Bice, Matthew R., Worrell, Vicki, Unruh, Nita (2017). Keeping the Physical Educator Connected An Examination of Comfort Level, Usage and Professional Development Available for Technology Integration in the Area of Physical Education. Contemporary Issues in Education Research, v. 10, n. 4, p. 225- 229, September 2017. Available at:

Adkins, Megan M., Bice, Matthew R., Dinkel, Danae, Rech, John (2017). Leveling the Playing Field: Assessment of Gross Motor Skills in Low Socioeconomic Children to their Higher Socioeconomic Counterparts, International Journal of Kinesiology and Sports Science, [S.l.], v. 5, n. 3, p. 28-34, July 2017. ISSN 2202-946X. Available at:

Megan M. Adkins Complete Vitae