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School of Health and Consumer Sciences

Developing future health and business professionals and community leaders.

With nationally recognized faculty as experts in their field, our team is dedicated to student success by providing a strong foundation of knowledge, skills and abilities for employment in the health care field, industry and education graduate; as well as, entrance into graduate and professional schools. Our practice of integrating academic programs, which focus on nutrition, health, leadership, financial planning, consumer affairs, recreation, management, merchandising, exercise and human performance, and aviation provides students and faculty with unique opportunities to collaborate and to promote interaction among students in different majors with a common focus on promoting excellence in their respective major.

Mission

The School of Health and Consumer Sciences is dedicated to improving quality of life regionally, nationally and globally by fostering life-long learners, conducting innovative research and teaching and delivering effective education and outreach.

Vision

We aim to produce leaders dedicated to excellence in learning, discovery and outreach improving well-being of individuals, families, and communities.

Values

As a school value:

  • Academic Excellence
  • Collegiality
  • Creativity
  • Diversity
  • Innovation
  • Integrity
  • Leadership
  • Relevance
  • Service
  • Student Success
  • Sustainable resource management
  • Well-being

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Betz-Hamilton to co-host webinar series

South Dakota State University School of Health and Consumer Sciences assistant professor Axton Betz-Hamilton and Sara Croymans, an extension educator from the University of Minnesota Extension, will host a series of webinars addressing enhancing safety in the home, pest prevention and compulsive...
2022 inductee class of Eta Sigma Delta (with 2021 inductees)

3 students inducted into international honor society

Three South Dakota State University students were inducted April 27 into the university’s chapter of Eta Sigma Delta, which is an international honor society that recognizes exceptional academic achievement among hospitality and tourism students.

Office of International Affairs holds inaugural global achievement award event

South Dakota State University’s Office of International Affairs recognized 31 individuals and the School of American and Global Studies at the inaugural global achievement awards. The event, which was held Feb. 28, took place at the SDSU Alumni Association’s Woster Celebration Hall.  ...