State law requires teaching skills for a healthy life.
92 Nebraska Administrative Code 10-004.02 Elementary Curriculum.
004.02A6 Physical Education. The curriculum helps children develop and maintain physical coordination, large and small muscle control, physical fitness, leisure activities, and healthy behaviors.
92 Nebraska Administrative Code 10-004.03 Middle Grades Curriculum.
004.03A9 Physical Education. Physical Education. The curriculum includes active involvement in health-related physical fitness activities designed to develop cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength and endurance, and flexibility. It encourages students to develop habits of physical exercise through individual and team activities and by emphasizing involvement rather than competition. Practice for and participation in interscholastic activities cannot substitute for any part of physical education.
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 Physical Education Standard
The Nebraska State Board of Education developed physical education Standard for grades K through 12 that teach students skills to lead healthy lives.