Field education is a crucial part of our program. It allows you to connect what you're learning in the classroom to the real world and discuss it with your peers and professors. Both undergraduate and graduate students work in health departments, hospitals and other social programs to develop their skills and knowledge in social work.

For convenience, we attempt to place students in field education areas close to their hometown. Our students have worked in a variety of settings across the U.S. and even internationally. Recent placements include:

  • South Dakota Human Services Center -Yankton, South Dakota
  • Avera Health - South Dakota
  • Sanford Health - South Dakota


Name Department & Office Contact
Deb Aden
  • Social Work Field Director/Instructor
Health Science Center - Sioux Falls