School of Health Sciences

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About Us

Our Vision

To be a nationally-recognized leader in interprofessional health sciences' education.

Our Mission

The School of Health Sciences develops scholars, practitioners, and leaders in health and human services, meeting the workforce needs of South Dakota, the region and beyond.

Extraordinary Education

The hallmark of our programs is academic excellence. Our students routinely exceed the national average on their board certification exams. Clinical setting experiences, prepares our students for employment in their chosen profession. Our low student to faculty ratios translate into a supportive educational environment.  

Strong Partnerships

Your prospects in your profession are greatly enhanced by the relationships we've forged with our partners.

Our partners include, but are not limited to:

  • Avera Health
  • Good Samaritan Society       
  • Sanford Health
  • Sanford Vermillion  
State-of-the-Art

Our programs offer state-of-the-art classroom and laboratory technology in the Andrew E. Lee Memorial Medicine and Science Building. The design of the facility provides space for interdisciplinary learning in teams.  

Beyond the Classroom

Our programs offer strong academics by providing real-world settings to apply what you've learned in the classroom.

Dean's Welcome

Michael J. Lawler, MSW, PhD "Our excellent programs will give you the education and clinical skills needed for career success."

Michael Lawler, MSW, PhD
Dean and Professor