The American Athletic Institute's Human Performance Project
is a project geared to prevention strategies endorsed by schools across the nation as a best-practice education tool for area junior high, high school and college students in all activities. The five-year, nationally recognized program is designed to confront and curb the chemical health issues and associated problems that face today's students. This approach provides the science behind the development of Human Performance Project in Nebraska. Human Performance Project in Nebraska is also known as Life of an Athlete. Life of an Athlete is a prevention/intervention based project used by athletes from youth sport to Olympic and Professional sport. It centers on educating athletes, coaches and parents about lifestyle issues that impact mental and physical performance. The project has been utilized by thousands of middle and high schools, hundreds of NCAA institutions, the USOC, Sport Canada, NHL,NBA,NFL and the United States Military. In Nebraska, we focus not only on athletes but all students participating in all extracurricular activities. Many of the Activities Directors have requested the need for policies in all activities in the schools and not just athletes. Therefore, we have renamed the program Human Performance Project in Nebraska, because that is our expectation of our students, parents, coaches, administration and communities, pure performance.