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.

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  • Nursing students standing over a simulation mannequin body performing CPR.

    With nine health education-focused departments, 22 programs and two significant public service centers, the USD School of Health Sciences is South Dakota's most important broad-based educator of health care professionals.

  • Student Success

    Shayna Possail is launching her career in dentistry through her degree in the health sciences major.

  • Students looking through microscopes.

    In 2009, USD's School of Health Science unveiled one of the first undergraduate health science programs in the nation. The degree helps meet the need for additional health care professionals serving South Dakota.

Featured Program: Nursing

Nurses will play a pivotal role in the health care system changes of tomorrow. Our curriculum is concept-based focusing on developing your clinical reasoning skills while incorporating clinical simulation and interprofessional education. We'll prepare you for an in-demand career with many work place options and specializations. There are options for Associate of Science, Bachelor of Science and R.N.-B.S.N. degrees.

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