Emergency Management and Exercise Science

Photo of IRR students during repel training in Colorado
Student lifting dumbbells

Why choose Union for Emergency Management and Exercise Science?

Union College offers interactive training for students interested in both health and human performance and international rescue and relief. With various options, emphases and majors, Union College strives to help you find your passion.

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Students in multiple hammocks.

Contact Us

The Emergency Management and Exercise Science Division has two locations.

For health and human performance:

Office Location: Larson Lifestyle Center, Lower Level
Office Phone: 402.486.2525

Office Location: PA/IRR building in the west wing of the Don Love building
Office Phone: 402.486.2522

Fax: 402.486.2980

Portrait photo of student Jamie Stanley


2013 graduate—planning to enroll in physical therapy school

"I was in the Health and Human Performance Program all four years at Union, and I loved every minute! One of my favorite experiences was the althletic injuries class that I took. Everything in that class pertained to what I want to do for a living as a physical therapist. It was very hands-on, going beyond the class lecture to put what we learned into practice. We actually practiced wrapping injuries and assessing our classmates who walked in the door pretending to be injured. This has been great preparation for my future.”


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Matthew Russell gives an overview of the International Rescue and Relief (IRR) program and explains why IRR was a perfect fit for him.


The Division of Emergency Management and Exercise Science includes the programs of health and human performance, and international rescue and relief. These programs promote mental, physical, social and spiritual development of students for competent Christ-like service in their chosen profession.