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Northwestern Health Sciences University is a leader in integrated healthcare education and patient care. Our convenient Twin Cities location, high instructor-to-student ratio and dynamic student life make us a great place to kick off your healthcare career.

Prepare for Success in Your Future Practice

Graduate Confident and Ready to Advance your Career

Our #1 goal is to prepare you for success in professional practice. You will join NWHSU as a future colleague and graduate a well-rounded practitioner, confident in your clinical skills and ready to benefit your patients.

What our students are saying

Northwestern Health Sciences University is situated in Bloomington, just minutes from downtown Minneapolis. Known for its 10,000 lakes, theaters, art museums, parks, running and biking trails, professional sports teams, music and concerts, restaurants and the Mall of America, there’s no end to what you can do and see in Minnesota.

On campus, you will find a variety of clinics, a library, herbal dispensary and bookstore. Students also enjoy the pool, fitness center, gym, student lounge and heart-healthy cafeteria.

Live and Learn in the Twin Cities

Maximize your success with a range of student support services including academic coaching, adjusted course schedules, personal counseling, peer tutoring, study skills assistance, career services and more.

Plus, experience a rich student life with:

  • More than 50 clubs and organizations, athletic teams and fitness clubs
  • On-site fitness center
  • Reduced healthcare fees for you and your family members at campus clinics
  • Campus social activities year-round

[The faculty] are all so well educated and well trained, with long family histories of traditional Chinese medicine. A student starts to gain, through them, the enthusiasm and commitment that they have.

Stacy Degen

2008 Graduate

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We apply what we learn in class to our daily lives. To see traditional Chinese medicine at work is awesome. The second thing I love about the program is my teachers. They are ready and willing to help every step of the way.

Rachel Kristyniak

Student

There are many directions you can take your experience at NWHSUits all up to you! This is truly a healthy environment for learning and living, where your level of involvement will be supported each step of the way.

Ashley Blaine

Student

Advantages of a Northwestern education

A rigorous, science-based curriculum

Explore whole-person health and natural pain management founded in Eastern tradition and modern science. We emphasize learning by doing—you will spend nearly 30 percent of your training on labs, methods and clinical internship, all emphasizing hands-on skill development.

Clinical experiences in a variety of settings

Gain extraordinary clinical experiences at Northwestern campus clinics and our many partner clinics throughout the Twin Cities. You can even practice in China through our partnership with Tianjin University.

An integrative approach to patient care

Extensive clinical care experiences provide opportunities to work alongside chiropractors, massage therapists, medical doctors and nurses. You will gain an understanding of the role each can play in providing the best care for your patients.

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Find Employment in a Wide Range of Medical Settings

Solo and group practices

Community-style practices

Hospitals

Integrative outpatient clinics

Specialty practices focused on special patient populations

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Advantages of an Education from NWHSU

A rigorous, science-based curriculum

Our comprehensive curriculum covers gross anatomy, physiology, microbiology, biochemistry, histology, neurological sciences—and all the clinical and chiropractic science courses you need to begin your career.

Clinical experiences in a variety of settings

You will gain valuable internship experience at NWHSU campus clinics and some of our more than 200 partner clinics throughout the Twin Cities. In your final trimester, you can deliver patient care in locations across the U.S. and around the world.

An integrative approach to patient care

Extensive clinical care experiences provide opportunities to work alongside acupuncturists, massage therapists, medical doctors and nurses. You will gain an understanding of the role each can play in providing the best care for your patients.

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Employment of healthcare occupations is projected to grow 19 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. 

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Earn Your Degree in a Growing Field

Leading Integrative Medicine University

Start your healthcare career with one of the various degrees and certificates at NWHSU

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Leading Integrative Medicine University

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Start your healthcare career with one of the various degrees and certificates at NWHSU

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Northwestern Health Sciences University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Our most recent year completion rate of 89.5% exceeds the accreditation requirement by nearly 20%.

What Our Students Are Saying

Students will get the highest quality education in chiropractic and the basic sciences at Northwestern.

Dr. Katy Lundell

Chiropractic Graduate

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NWHSU believes that diversity of students and faculty is transformational. Talk to our admissions team about our Diversity Scholarship for those who provide leadership in diversity, inclusion and/or social justice initiatives.

Strongly Supporting a Diverse Campus

Enroll for Classes in the Fall, Winter and Summer!

What’s your passion? We offer degree and certificate programs in:

It is worth going to this school. The massage therapists that come out of Northwestern are the best.

Ramona Westerberg,

Massage Therapy Graduate

I really liked the integration of the Eastern classes with the Western classes and how I was taught to tie the two modalities together. I also loved the practical learning and lab classes, the clinic internships and the ability to study in the cadaver lab.

Kerri Casey,

Acupuncture Graduate