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School of Health and Human 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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Restructured, renamed school focuses on health, human sciences

South Dakota State University’s College of Education and Human Sciences has restructured and renamed one of its schools, now known as the School of Health and Human Sciences.

SDSU program recognized for creating "culture of wellness"

South Dakota State University's Exercise is Medicine program has been recognized with gold status by the American College of Sports Medicine — the largest sports medicine and exercise organization in the world.

Athletic training advocacy leads to licensure law change

The career possibilities for athletic trainers in South Dakota are expanding thanks to the efforts of a South Dakota State University clinical assistant professor. Educating future athletic trainers in the SDSU School of Health and Consumer Sciences and serving as the president of the South Dakota Athletic Trainers’ Association, Mary Beth Zwart has made an impact on the profession and on her students.