Building exceptional health professionals through interprofessional education

As the health care industry experiences unparalleled growth, it is more important than ever that you graduate with the best training and real-world experience. At the School of Health Sciences, you are in the right place to launch your professional career. Our students:

  • Serve more than 90 South Dakota communities by working in health care teams
  • Exceed national average passage rates in all of their board exams
  • Put their skills to practical use in countries like Guatemala

You already know you want to help others. We help you discover and excel in the health care program that fits you best.

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    Welcome from Dean Lawler

    Welcome to the USD School of Health Sciences!

    We are the state's comprehensive School of Health Sciences, preparing new practitioners and leaders for South Dakota, the region and the country.

    It is an exciting time to be in the School of Health Sciences where we are building new approaches to health and human services that promote health and prevent illness.

    Michael J. Lawler, M.S.W., Ph.D.
    Dean and Professor

  • Photo of two students at Move-In Day.
    VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota’s Move-In Day welcomes new students to campus this Friday, Aug. 18.
  • South Dakotan Health Magazine

    Get news on what's happening at our school and read stories about our students, faculty and alumni with our yearly publication.

Featured Program: Nursing

Nurses will play a pivotal role in the health care system changes of tomorrow. Our curriculum is concept-based focusing on developing your clinical reasoning skills while incorporating clinical simulation and interprofessional education. We'll prepare you for an in-demand career with many work place options and specializations. There are options for Associate of Science, Bachelor of Science and R.N.-B.S.N. degrees.

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