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leading natural and Integrative Medicine University

Start your healthcare career with a broad range of degrees and certificates from Northwestern Health Sciences University.

Northwestern Health Sciences University is an international leader in natural 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

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

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.GOV)

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

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

Advantages of a Northwestern education

A rigorous, science-based curriculum

Our curricula go beyond the practices of Western medicine to bring you a truly holistic, integrative and international healthcare education.

Clinical experiences in a variety of settings

You will gain valuable internship experience at Northwestern 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

Whatever your focus, you will gain an understanding of, and appreciation for, natural health care beyond your own field of study. Extensive clinical care experiences offer opportunities to interact with students in other programs and with healthcare providers in multiple disciplines.

Graduate confident and ready to launch your career

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

What our students are saying

Live and learn in one of Americas great metro areas

Northwestern 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 public and University clinics, a library, herbal dispensary and bookstore. Students also enjoy the pool, fitness center, gym, student lounge and heart-healthy cafeteria.

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, you’ll be part of a vibrant community with myriad opportunities for an active student life. Join one of more than 50 clubs, athletic teams and organizations, or start a club of your own. Take advantage of an on-site fitness center and substantially reduced healthcare fees for you and your family members at campus clinics.

Enjoy a superior student experience

Your Northwestern natural health education immerses you in patient-centered care with 2–3 times the hands-on experience required for board certification. In fee-for-service clinics and hospitals, your mentors will coach you to treat each patient as a whole person, responding to their concerns with the goal of promoting optimal health.

Hands-on clinical experience from day one

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

Dr. Katy Lundell,

Chiropractic Graduate

Educate. Innovate. Integrate.

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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

Enroll for classes in fall, winter and summer!


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