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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.

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

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

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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Capt. Aimee "Rebel" Fiedler, a 2013 South Dakota State University grad and pilot and commander of the U.S. Air Force F-16 Viper Demo Team, speaks to Aim High Flight Academy students on the SDSU campus.

F-16 Viper Demo Team pilot returns to SDSU

SDSU grad Capt. Aimee ‘Rebel’ Fiedler to fly in Sioux Falls Airshow this weekend ...

SDSU hosts Aim High Flight Academy with Air Force

The South Dakota State University aviation program teamed up with the U.S. Air Force this summer to host two, three-week introductory flight programs for high school and college students from across the United States. ...

New Faculty Feature: Allison Barry

Allison Barry knows her way around the Dakotas.  ...