School of Health Sciences

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Welcome from the Dean

We are the state's comprehensive School of Health Sciences, preparing new health and human services practitioners and leaders for South Dakota, the region, and the country. We emphasize interprofessional practice and academic excellence.

Our 10 departments offer programs for all levels of learners and in a wide range of health and human services disciplines:

All students in the School of Health Sciences are mentored by top-notch faculty and staff in the classroom, clinic, and community. Students learn to value professionalism through scholarship, clinical training, and community service as they aid rural, underserved, and diverse populations. 

In this era of healthcare reform, 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. 

Please join us!

Michael J. Lawler, MSW, PhD
Dean and Professor