Health Promotion


The staff of the WNMU Student Health Services is committed to the education and support of students toward optimal health and wellness.

Student Health Services offers educational presentations for residence halls, student organizations, and classrooms.  Information and resources are available on various topics including: alcohol and drug use, healthy relationships, nutrition and weight management, self-esteem, stress management, sexual responsibility, diabetes, and high blood pressure.

New for Fall, 2012:  WNMU Student Health Services will be promoting a “Healthy Habits group on Wednesday nights from 4pm to 5pm, in the Meeting Room on the third floor of the Student Memorial Building.  There will be numerous topics for everyone’s interest.  Beginning September 17, 2012, on Monday nights in the same room, also from 4pm to 5pm, will be a class called “Eat Smart & Be Active” presented in collaboration with the New Mexico State University Cooperative Extensive Service.   For more information, please call 575-538-6014.

 The daily Healthy Habits Walking Club  meets at 11:30am Monday through Friday at the Juan Chacon Building parking lot and walks on the Altamirano Field track directly to the west.  You can choose your own pace and distance.


Body Mass Index (BMI) is a number calculated from a person's weight and height. BMI is a fairly reliable indicator of body fatness for most people. BMI does not measure body fat directly, but research has shown that BMI correlates to direct measures of body fat, such as underwater weighing and dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA). BMI can be considered an alternative for direct measures of body fat. Additionally, BMI is an inexpensive and easy-to-perform method of screening for weight categories that may lead to health problems.

For more information and a quick BMI calculator