Omaha – The University of Nebraska at Omaha’s (UNO) School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (HPER) is changing its name to the School of Health and Kinesiology (H&K).
The new name better reflects the School’s innovative curriculum and the vast range of student opportunities that it offers.
The University of Nebraska Board of Regents approved the change in Oct. 2016, and the School has been moving forward to officially assume the new name effective Aug. 2017.
School Director Ron Bulbulian says the new name speaks to the School’s interdisciplinary, research-engaged approach to education, an approach that’s evolved since its beginning as a preparation program for physical education teachers.
“Today, our students explore a wide variety of disciplines dedicated to improving quality of life. Areas of study include Exercise Physiology, Athletic Training, Public Health and Health Behavior, Physical Activity and Health Promotion, Physical Education and Recreation & Leisure Studies,” Bulbulian said. “The name ‘Health and Kinesiology’ encompasses all of these areas and supports market trends in dynamic and growing disciplines.”
The School of H&K’s mission will remain the same: to prepare students for successful careers or advanced academic studies. The School will remain housed in UNO’s College of Education.
In the coming year, UNO students will see signage change outside of the HPER building as it becomes the H&K building. The building will continue to house the School as well as the Wellness Center.
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