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College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions


The South Dakota State University College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions is nationally recognized for excellence in preparing students to provide high quality patient-centered care. Our academic programs provide a student-centered education in state-of-the-art facilities. Students have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of outstanding learning experiences including experiential education, inter-professional education, simulation and student organization activities.

In the area of research, the college features a vast array of projects. Research teams led by faculty are making progress on projects that can enhance the health and well-being of people around the world. The college’s growing research portfolio includes cancer treatment, unique drug delivery systems, addiction to drugs and alcohol, cardiovascular health, vaccine technology and inter-professional collaborative care.

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SDSU medical laboratory science program receives $750,000 award to improve student learning

The medical laboratory science program at South Dakota State University has received a $750,000 award from the Association of Public Health Laboratories to promote the medical laboratory profession in South Dakota.

SDSU respiratory care program honored

For the fifth consecutive year, the respiratory care program at South Dakota State University has been honored for achieving 100% Registered Respiratory Therapist Credentialing Success.

Sewing hope / SDSU staffer turns hobby into community service work

Some people garden. Some people bowl. For Sue Fierstine, her hobby is sewing, and she uses the hobby to help others. The organization currently benefitting from Fierstine’s seamstress skills is Delivering Hope.Formed in February 2014 by Rachel Schuldt of Sioux Falls, Delivering Hope delivers tangible messages of hope to cancer patients using oncology services at the Avera and Sanford hospitals in Sioux Falls and the Sioux City, Iowa, hospital.