Jon Carey

Jon Carey


Exercise Science instructor in higher education, with practical experience as a personal training practice owner and competitive powerlifter.

Teaching Interests:

Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Biomechanics, and other Health- and Fitness-related courses.

Research Interests:

Beyond interests in general strength and conditioning methods, my interests are in the areas of exercise for Special Population groups, particularly the elderly, youth, and those afflicted with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Research projects include several involving variable loading-based resistance training in adult and youth populations, including several which received NASA funding. My thesis focused on the impact of a variable loading-based training program's potential for reducing biomechanical markers related to lower extremity sports injuries in young female athletes.


  • Doctoral Coursework toward Ed.D degree, Education, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2014
  • MS, Health Physical Education and Recreation, University of Nebraska-Omaha, 2013
  • BS, Broadcast Communications, Northwest Missouri State University, 1985

Licensures and Certifications:

  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • Certified Personal Trainer, American Council on Exercise