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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.

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Posing on National Day of Giving Nov. 28 are, from left, Ali Teesdale, executive director of Brookings County Youth Mentoring; Shelby Cochran, an SDSU senior; and Mikaya Bottelberghe, volunteer and family coordinator with the agency. Cochran coordinated its successful Day of Giving fundraiser.

SDSU students make a difference for nonprofits

National Day of Giving can be the nonprofit equivalent of retailers' Black Friday. However, many smaller agencies don’t have the manpower to engage in a robust social media campaign. For five area nonprofits, that need was addressed by students in the Fundraising and Resource Development course at South ֱ State University.

SDSU aviation hosts CTE students

The South ֱ State University aviation program hosted students from the Sioux Falls School District’s Career and Technical Education Academy on a recent visit to the Brookings Regional Airport.  ...

F-16 Viper Demo Team pilot returns to SDSU

SDSU grad Capt. Aimee ‘Rebel’ Fiedler to fly in Sioux Falls Airshow this weekend. Capt. Aimee "Rebel" Fiedler, a 2013 South ֱ State University grad and pilot and commander of the U.S. Air Force F-16 Viper Demo Team, is back in South ֱ this week, and one of her stops included Brookings on Wednesday.