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Department of Allied and Population Health

The Department of Allied and Population Health is a diverse department. At the undergraduate level, the department offers a B.S. in Medical Laboratory Science degree program as well as degrees in Respiratory Care. The Medical Laboratory Science traditional on-campus program includes two years of pre-MLS and 2 years of MLS coursework. Students who have already completed 90 credits or graduated with a related degree and have completed the pre-MLS requirements can complete a 16-month accelerated program. The accelerated program uses a mixture of online, on-campus and clinical experiences. An online program for practicing associate degree professionals (upward mobility program) is also available. Finally, the Medical Laboratory Science faculty offer a 9-credit certificate in phlebotomy. The Respiratory Care program offers a 2 year Associate's Degree and a 4 year Bachelor's degree and students can take courses either in Sioux Falls or Rapid City. 

Faculty in the Department of Allied and Population Health also offer the Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree and a graduate certificate in Public Health. The department also teaches social and administrative pharmacy content for the B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) programs. In addition to teaching, the department advances population health through research and innovations in community health and wellness services.

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  • Sharrel Pinto, Department Head

    Sharrel Pinto

    Department Head | Director, Community Practice Innovation Center (CPIC) | Hoch Endowed Professor for Community Pharmacy Practice

    Department of Allied and Population Health

    Community Practice Innovation Center

    Medical Laboratory Science

    Respiratory Care

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