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Arts in Health

Scientists are discovering more and more about the benefits of art in the healing process, and the need for artists in health care settings continues to increase. Learn how to integrate artistic concepts and health-related knowledge in this expanding field with a certificate in arts in health.

Help Manage Health Through the Arts

Learn basic and advanced health care concepts through this 100 percent online graduate certificate. This 12-credit hour certificate program teaches how the fine arts can help develop medical professionals treat patients in new, creative ways. You will learn about the principles behind arts in health work, various cultures and how they may perceive fine arts as a health care tool, and the ethical standards of artistic practices used in this field. Gain hands-on experience regarding appropriate use of fine arts approaches and participate in an internship to apply your knowledge to real-world situations.

 

Degrees & Offerings

Arts in Health

Certificate
  Vermillion Main Campus and Online

This 12-credit hour certificate will teach you basic and advanced health care concepts and how the fine arts can help develop tools to assist medical professionals in patient treatment. You'll learn about the principles behind arts in health work, how various cultures may perceive fine arts as a health care tool, and ethical standards of artistic practices used in this field. You'll also gain hands-on experience in fine arts approaches and participate in an internship to apply your knowledge to real-world health care situations.

Program Details

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Known for Excellence

With qualities like small class sizes, specialized programs and incredible student opportunities, USD is not your typical university. What makes us unique is what makes your education exceptional.

Student Opportunities

As a student at USD, the opportunities available to you extend beyond the classroom. Explore your interests, find your community and experience your education to the fullest extent through the following opportunities.

This local chapter of a national graphic art organization collaborates with local businesses to create design projects, giving members hands-on experience in designing for real companies.

Join like-minded students in sharing the importance of art with the surrounding community. Previous SAA activities include hosting exhibitions, working with the Vermillion Area Arts Council on special projects and holding technical skills workshops.

Departments & Facilities

Explore the departments, facilities and centers that contribute to your education in the only College of Fine Art in the state.
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Art

The Department of Art will provide you with unique and applicable real-world experience and connections that enable you to immerse yourself in an environment built for personal and creative discovery.

faculty and staff

Get to know the faculty and staff in the Department of Art. Our faculty are experts in their field, contributing research and scholarship in art education, the history of art, photography, sculpture and much more.
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John Banasiak

Professor
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Chris Meyer

Associate Professor
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Lauren Freese

Assistant Professor of Art
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Michael Hook

Associate Professor
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Amber Hansen

Assistant Professor
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James Quigley

Assistant Professor of Art
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Liz Heeren

Lecturer
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Carol Geu

Senior Lecturer
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Danielle Heeren

Art/Theatre Senior Secretary
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Epiphany Knedler

Art Online Adjunct
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Alyson Maier

Art Online Adjunct

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