Dr. Tricia Seifert, Dean

 Tricia Seifert

“We learn by doing.” That is the hallmark of students’ educational experience across MSU’s College of Education, Health & Human Development. Whether student teachers or leaders in classrooms and schools across Montana or students working in Towne’s Harvest Garden as part of their sustainable foods and bioenergy systems program, EHHD students put into practice what they have learned in the classroom.

This commitment to experiential learning prepares EHHD graduates for relevant and needed occupations in Montana’s workforce and beyond the state’s borders.

Our students and graduates promote health in public and community settings.

They assist in improving the health and human performance of elite athletes as well as community members.

They provide needed counseling services in the Human Development Clinic.

EHHD students work with children in the nationally accredited Child Development Center and support families in evaluating consumer goods and services while planning for their financial future.

They prepare to be registered dieticians for schools, hospitals, and other settings.   

They welcome visitors and guests through our hospitality management program with its options in food enterprise, lodging and facilities, and farm-to-table restaurant management.

In 2021-22, EHHD students provided over 210,000 hours of volunteer effort in schools, after school programs, counseling sessions, dietetic internships, and more.

Quite simply, students and graduates of the College of Education, Health & Human Development have an unshakeable focus on enriching human well-being.

We are excited you are interested in our programs and opportunities we take to combine “Mountains and Minds.” The breathtaking environment of Bozeman, Montana and beyond serves as our classroom. This is where we learn by doing every day. We invite you to learn alongside us.


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Tricia Seifert, PhD
Professor and Dean