Health and Human Performance Department

Senior Discovers Importance of Creativity at Biomedical Engineering Research Internship

Anthony Baker has big dreams to one day design spacesuits for NASA.

He knows experience is critical to making that dream come true. 

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Two NWU Students Awarded National Athletic Training Scholarship

Two Nebraska Wesleyan University seniors have been awarded the National Athletic Training Association Scholarship. 

Kelsey Jaeschke of Kenesaw and Jacob LaMarche of Omaha are among 58 undergraduates from across the country to receive the honor.

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Internship Takes Sport Management Major Behind the Scenes of the NFL

Brittany Pair grew up in Longmont, Colo. passionately cheering on her Denver Broncos.

So when she learned of a competitive internship opportunity with the NFL’s Player Association (NFLPA), the self-described “big time football fan” and sport management major knew it was an opportunity she couldn’t pass up even if it meant leaving school mid-semester.

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NWU Senior Sweeps State, Regional, National Athletic Training Awards

Kelsey Bahe, a senior from Wood River, is the first Nebraskan to sweep three athletic training scholarships at the state, regional and national level. Bahe won the Nebraska State Athletic Training scholarship, the Mid-America Athletic Training Scholarship and the National Athletic Training scholarship.

Bahe wasn’t initially going to apply for the national award, assuming the national stage put it beyond her reach. She credited the encouragement she received from Assistant Athletic Trainer Samantha Wilson for giving her the confidence to apply.

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Health & Human Performance Professor Named University's Prouty Winner

A Nebraska Wesleyan University Health and Human Performance professor who students say is “a blessing to learn alongside” has been named the 2016 Margaret J. Prouty Teaching Award winner.

Tamra Llewellyn has taught health and human performance at Nebraska Wesleyan since 2013. In nominating Llewellyn, students celebrated her passion they experience everyday in the classroom, and shared their appreciation for her genuine interest in their career goals.

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State Games of America Provide Valuable Internship Experience to NWU Students

On July 28, 14,000 athletes from across the country will arrive in Lincoln to participate in the 2015 State Games of America. For the next five days, Katie Bruns and Shawn Welch will spend hours traveling to area sports venues to ensure everything runs according to plan.

Bruns, who graduated in May with degrees in communication studies, and Welch, a senior business administration and sports management major, have spent their summer interning for the Nebraska Sports Council, the host for this year’s State Games of America.

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Professor Receives National Honor for Service to Athletic Training

Nebraska Wesleyan University professor Mark Stutz has been selected to receive an Athletic Trainer Service Award from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA).

The national award recognizes NATA members who have demonstrated a strong commitment to their local and state associations.

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Students Explore History, Culture and Sport of Australia

Australia isn’t just about koala bears and kangaroos as a group of Nebraska Wesleyan University students learned firsthand this summer.

Nine students — most of whom are majoring in health and human performance — joined professor Pat Pettit for a three-week trip that was part of the course, “History, Culture, and Sport in Australia.”

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NWU Alum's Film Selected for 2011 Local Filmmakers Showcase

A Nebraska Wesleyan University alum's film about mental illness has been selected for the 2011 Local Filmmakers Showcase.

Megan Plouzek, a 2009 graduate of Nebraska Wesleyan University, produced the film "My Dad's Illness." She earned her bachelor's degree in health and fitness studies.

“My Dad’s Illness” is one of seven short films that will be presented within a single, 100-minute program compilation showing daily August 19-25, at Film Streams’ Ruth Sokolof Theater, located at 1340 Mike Fahey (formerly Webster) Street, within the Saddle Creek Records complex in Omaha.

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Cornhusker State Games Provides Learning Opportunities for NWU Students

Nebraska Wesleyan University students Raven Shirley and Nick Lee are passionate about sports so when two internships to help coordinate the state’s largest amateur sports festival became available, they eagerly jumped at the opportunity.

“It’s gratifying now to look back and see how all of the labor and legwork came together,” said Nick Lee, a 2011 NWU graduate from Lee’s Summit, Mo.

Lee majored in sport management while at Nebraska Wesleyan. He’s considering a career in facility management.

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