State law requires high school HE curriculum.
92 Nebraska Administrative Code 10-004.04 Secondary Curriculum.
004.04B7 Personal Health and Physical Fitness - 20 instructional units or two years of daily classes in personal health and physical fitness. The personal health and physical fitness curriculum includes content to emphasize life-long wellness habits including the knowledge and psychomotor skills applicable to cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The curriculum emphasizes non-participation in high risk behavior. The physical fitness curriculum includes an active program of health-related physical fitness, including cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and body composition. Practice for and participation in interscholastic athletic activities are not accepted as a substitute for any part of the personal health and physical fitness requirement.
Nebraska Revised Statutes 79-217 School board and governing authority; student; immunization against certain contagious diseases; exception.
The Commissioner of Education shall prepare such teaching aids and materials as may be necessary for an effective course in comprehensive health education, which shall include drug education, for distribution to all public and private schools requesting such materials and approved for continued legal operation under rules and regulations adopted and promulgated by the State Board of Education pursuant to subdivision (5)(c) of section 79-318.
Nebraska Revised Statutes 79-712 Public school; health education; requirements.
Provisions shall be made by the proper local school authorities for instructing the pupils in all public schools in a comprehensive health education program which shall include instruction (1) as to the physiological, psychological, and sociological aspects of drug use, misuse, and abuse and (2) on intellectual disability and other developmental disabilities, such as cerebral palsy, autism, and epilepsy, their causes, and the prevention thereof through proper nutrition and the avoidance of the consumption of drugs as defined in this section. For purposes of this section, drugs means any and all biologically active substances used in the treatment of illnesses or for recreation or pleasure. Special emphasis shall be placed upon the commonly abused drugs of tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, hallucinogenics, amphetamines, barbiturates, and narcotics.