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New Mexico Highlands offers and undergraduate degree in health with a choice of four tracks: health education, health promotion and wellness, pre-professional allied health, and pre-professional athletic training.


  • Health education graduates are prepared to teach health science and are hired in a variety of settings including schools, community health agencies, medial care organizations, business, or private practice.
  • The health promotion and wellness track is designed to prepare students interested in health careers with commercial, corporate, community, or government health/fitness/wellness programs. Health promotion graduates are employed in a variety of work settings such as community health agencies, medical care organizations, and business and industry, as well as private practice.
  • The courses in the pre-professional allied health track give students a well-rounded education in both hard and applied sciences that are related to allied health fields.  The degree meets requirements for the physical therapy programs in the state of New Mexico but can be tailored to meet requirements of any school to which the student wishes to pursue follow-up studies.
  • The pre-professional athletic training track is designed to teach students the competencies for national certification as an athletic trainer.

Find out more about the sport sciences program at Highlands today by calling 800-338-6648 or submitting the Contact Us form at the top.

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