Assistant Professor of Health and Human Performance
Health and Human Performance Department
Office: Walz 109B
Matt Buns joined Concordia’s Health and Human Performance Department in 2011. His teaching emphasis is in physical education and exercise psychology and his research interests focus on motor development, curriculum and school wellness policy.
Ph.D. in Kinesiology, Iowa State University
M.S. in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Emporia State University
B.S. in K-12 Health and Physical Education, Concordia University, Nebraska
Motor Learning, Foundations in Human Performance, Physical Education Methods, Adapted Physical Education, Lifetime Wellness and Programs in Health and Fitness.
Buns, M. & Thomas, K.T. (2012). Congruent validity between a sport video game and real sport performance, Journal of Sports Technology, 4, 3, 1-11.
Buns, M. (2012). Periodization for coaching distance runners. Athletics Weekly, 20, 1.
Buns, M. (2012). Peak performance and the vegetarian athlete: Mortal enemies or peaceful partners? Track Coach, 199, 6349-6352
Buns, M. (2012). Psychological Factors Contributing to Injury, Techniques, 6,17-22.
Buns, M. (2011). Coaching kids successfully: 100 years of motor development research. Track Coach, 195, 6229-6256.
Buns, M. (2011). Race smart to finish strong: From the 800 meters to the 5000 meters. The Sport Digest, 19, 4.
Buns enjoys volunteering for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and Special Olympics, and is an active member of the Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD), Lutheran Education Association (LEA), Lutherans for Life, USA Track & Field (USATF) and the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Professor Buns is also a health and fitness writer for LIVESTRONG.COM and founder of the Track and Cross Country Journal.