Building exceptional health professionals through interprofessional education

We develop scholars, practitioners and leaders in health and human services, including addiction counselors, dental hygienists, health science practitioners, medical laboratory scientists, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, physician assistants, public health practitioners, and social workers.

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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, MSW, PhD
    Dean and Professor

  • Blake Frederick

    Every year, USD students have the choice of studying abroad with faculty-led programs. USD alum Blake Frederick did just that during his time at USD. Two years ago, Frederick traveled to Ghana. Now, he's back there and working full time for the non-governmental organization UNiTED Projects.

  • 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 RN-BSN degrees.

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