Leaders and Innovators
The School of Health Sciences is dedicated to building South Dakota's workforce with the highest caliber health care professionals.
Building exceptional health professionals through interprofessional education
As the health care industry experiences unparalleled growth, it is more important than ever that you graduate with the best training and real-world experience. At the School of Health Sciences, you are in the right place to launch your professional career. Our students:
- Gain real-world experience by working in health care teams with peers
- Exceed national average passage rates in all of their board exams
- Put their skills to practical use in countries like Guatemala
You already know you want to help others. We help you discover and excel in the health care program that fits you best.
Explore Our Majors
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Learn more about South Dakota’s most important institution educating health care professionals. Read inspiring stories about our students, faculty and staff, and about our facilities and programs, including nine departments, 22 programs and two public service centers.
Read about our cutting-edge simulation centers and interprofessional training and how each contributes to a premier health professions education. Partnerships with the university’s medical school (the only medical school in the state) boost our expertise and student learning opportunities.
Featured Program: Public Health
We develop public health practitioners and leaders to address public health needs of rural communities. Offered online and in partnership with South Dakota State University, the program adopts an interprofessional approach in addressing the five core areas of public health: Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Health Services Administration, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Environmental Health. The M.P.H. is the most widely recognized professional credential for practice and leadership in public health.