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Health Education, B.S.

Application Deadlines

Applications accepted on an on-going basis.

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Note: While applications are accepted on an on-going basis, please allow extra time for processing during the summer months.

Major: Health Education
Degree: Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Program Code: BSED-HED-ED

Department: Health, Exercise, and Sport Sciences (HESS)
Program: Health Education


The Health Education Program strives to ensure a quality course of study that prepares students to address the health problems of the 21st century.  The importance of vital health is moving to the forefront of the nation's social, economic and political agenda.  The public focus continues to shift from treatment and rehabilitation to disease prevention and education/promotion of health. The Health Education Program provides students with a course of study emphasizing principles of prevention and promotion of health within a multicultural and multilevel context.

Community Health Education - Students may obtain a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree with a concentration in Community Health Education. This degree program consists of 122 credit hours and prepares students to plan, design, implement and evaluate community prevention programs in a wide variety of populations and settings.

Health Education (non-licensure program) (formerly the Community Health Concentration)

School Health Education Endorsement Minor for Undergraduates -There are two paths students (who are already in a licensure program) can take to obtain a teaching endorsement in Health. 

  1. Take the Health content exam with NMPED for endorsement after they already have a teaching license (or)
  2. Take 24 hours of Health Education coursework (12 of the 24 hours must be upper division classes) and apply for their health endorsement after they already have their first teaching license.  These 24 hours may be taken during their undergraduate program, but the application for the endorsement must come after they have obtained their initial license and first area of endorsement from NMPED.

Teaching Endorsement Minor:
School Health Education Endorsement Minor (for undergraduates already in a licensure program)

Margaret Chavez
Health Education Program
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131-0001
505/277-5151 (phone)
505/277-6227 (fax)