Catherine Heelan
Catherine Heelan
Assistant Professor of Health, Physical Education and Recreation


This KUDOS recognizes Catherine Heelan, Assistant Professor of Health, Physical Education and Recreation at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. In addition, she also serves as the Director of UNK’s Human Performance Lab and oversees the campus Employee Health and Wellness Program.

Kate is also the Director of “Nebraska On the Move” (an affiliate of “America On the Move”). The program, initiated in March of 2004, now has over 10,000 Nebraskans registered and encourages students, faculty and staff, as well as people from Kearney and across the state to stay ‘on the move’. Through Kate’s hard work, Nebraska is the National leader in this program.

She also organized UNK’s 1st Annual Nebraska On the Move Kids Fitness and Nutrition Day which involved over 500 area fourth grade teachers and parents. Kate is also the recent recipient of a grant from the American Heart Association to research ways to increase activity among elementary students.
Pictured: Chancellor Doug Kristensen; Kate Heelan; husband, Brennan Heelan; and Regent Kent Schroeder.

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