Dec 04, 2020  
2015 - 2016 CNM Catalog, Volume 48.1 
2015 - 2016 CNM Catalog, Volume 48.1 [The CNM Academic Year includes Fall, Spring, Summer Terms]

Pre-Health Science (AA), Pre-Health Education: School Health Concentration

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The Pre-Health Sciences major is an Associate of Arts Degree program that prepares students to apply for health-related programs at CNM, as well as to transfer to UNM or other four-year degree programs in numerous health-related fields. It fulfills the general education core courses for 4-year degrees required by the state of New Mexico and the University of New Mexico core curriculum.

This two-year program is designed to prepare students to pursue a career in Health Education - School Health.

Educational Option Information

This program can be completed:

  • Part-time or full-time.

This program can be started:

  • Any term.

Primary course location:

  • Main Campus

Are there any special requirements for this educational option?

  • A felony conviction will not prevent entry into the program or employment; however, it may limit available employment opportunities.

Career and Educational Opportunities

Educational Opportunities

This two-year program is designed to prepare students to transfer to a 4-year degree program in Health Education-School Health.

Students from CNM seeking a baccalaureate degree should always refer to the catalog of their intended transfer institution for admission, program, course, and graduation requirements. College catalogs are generally available online. Students should also consult an Academic Advisor in the Academic Advisement and Career Development office.

Many of our courses transfer to universities and CNM currently has transfer agreements with many colleges in New Mexico and elsewhere.

Career Options

Job prospects for registered nurses, which include school nurses, are expected to grow by 22% through 2018 ( As a school nurse, an experienced professional may advance from taking care of one school to being in charge of several schools. They can also be promoted to various public departments of health.

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Program Proficiencies and/or Prerequisites

Students must demonstrate proficiency in these areas either by placement exam scores  or specific course work.

Term 4

Associate of Arts in Pre-Health Sciences, Concentration in Pre-Health Education: School Health 62-63 credit hours


This information is meant to serve as a general guide for students intending to major in Health Education at UNM.*** Specific requirements for transfer will vary from school to school. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the four year transfer school to confirm specific admission and degree requirements.

* This Social/Behavioral Science requirement cannot be a Psychology (PSY) course.

* * This Humanities requirement cannot be a History (HIST) course.

* * * Students are strongly advised to meet with a UNM Health Education advisor to discuss their transfer plans. Contact information is available on the UNM Health Education website.

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