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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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    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.

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Public Health