UNM Los Alamos

Pre-Professional Health Sciences

Pre-Professional Health Sciences

Do you enjoy working with people? Are you good at science? Do you like solving problems? Health care professionals strive to improve the health and wellness of individuals and society. Change the world, one person at a time!

About the Program

This is a transfer degree program designed for students pursuing a career in the health sciences. This degree fulfills the specialized pre-admission requirements for most degree programs in nursing, emergency medical services, dental hygiene, radiology, pharmacy, physician’s assistant, occupational therapy and physical therapy.

Whether you are just getting started on your career path or changing careers, this program is your starting point. You will build a strong foundation for future success in our small classes with personalized attention. Students interested in pursuing certain higher degrees, such as a BS in nursing, radiology or dental hygiene can take their non-clinical course work online in our Bachelor and Graduate Program through Extended University. Those interested in a BS in EMS can also take much of that program on our campus. Contact: Extended University at http://eu.unm.edu

Career Opportunities

Health care jobs are one of the fastest growing job sectors in the country, and the high demand is matched by high salaries. Explore the many rewarding careers in the health sciences at http://www.iseek.org/careers/health.html and http://www.careeronestop.org/studentsandcareeradvisors/studentsandcareeradvisors.aspx, where you’ll find job descriptions, educational requirements, current salaries, interviews with health professionals, and more.

Potential Careers

  • EMT, Paramedic
  • Nurse: RN, BSN, Certified Nurse Practitioner
  • Physical Therapist, PT Assistant
  • Occupational Therapist, OT Assistant
  • Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician
  • Dentist, Dental hygienist, Dental Assistant
  • Medical doctor, Physician’s Assistant
  • Dietician, Dietetic Aid

Related Faculty

Susan Schauer
Leslie Dendy

Contact Information

Dawn Venhaus
Department Chair, Science and Engineering
505-662-0345
dvenhaus@unm.edu

Susan Schauer
sschauer@unm.edu