Academic and Technique Clubs

Activator Club

Learn Activator Methods protocol and evaluation technique.

Student leaders: Ezra Schlotthauer, Eric Ayen
Faculty advisor: Dr. Kevin Kalb

Animal Chiropractic Club

lnform all of Northwestern's academic programs about the benefits of animal chiropractic and educate students about the requirements, schools, CE credits and how to become certified.

Student leaders: Sarah Thon, Cassie Murphy
Faculty advisor: Dr. James Hulbert

Applied Kinesiology Club - AK Club

Understand and learn the Applied Kinesiology (AK) Technique through active learning, speakers and guided discussion. AK is a system of functional diagnoses that uses muscle testing to evaluate an individual's structure, chemistry and emotions. You learn the corresponding muscle test, organ and emotion for each spinal segment. Utilize Bio-Impedance Analysis to understand body composition in detail. No previous education in AK needed.

Student leaders: Kylie Bartels, Eric Johnson
Faculty advisor: Dr. Jodell Skaufel

Chiropractic Philosophy Club

Discuss principles of chiropractic to further develop your own personal philosophy of chiropractic.

Student leader: Mike Merkt, Ken Wilson
Faculty advisor: Dr. Joseph Sweere


Become be a better doctor of chiropractic by learning the technique of Gait and Functional Analysis which aids in developing your ability to evaluate patients.

Student leader: Andy Secor, Sam Alexander
Faculty advisor: Dr. Don Eggebrecht

Foundation Training Club

Embody the lifestyle practices advocated by the national organization, Foundation Training. Learn about this series of isometric postures and dynamic movements to facilitate integration of the posterior chain to move more efficiently and without pain. Find out how to utilize this sequence to improve patient outcomes in the marketplace and enhance your own quality of life through the use of these invaluable exercises.

Student leader: Sam Alexander
Faculty advisor: Tom Braem

Functional Medicine Club

Become educated about personalized medicine that deals with primary prevention and underlying causes of disease instead of symptoms for serious conditions.

Student leaders: Brittany Koch, Heidi Ivers
Faculty advisor: Dr. Jonathan Williams

Functional Neurology Club

Learn about the benefits that functional neurology can provide your future patients.

Student leader: Jordan Alberts
Faculty advisor: Dr. Natalie Clausen-Meyers

Gonstead Club

Learn to apply the science, art and philosophy of the Gonstead system. Check us out on Facebook.

Student leaders: Steven Kennedy, Carl Calabrese
Faculty advisor: Dr. Joseph Sweere

Herb Club

Broaden your knowledge of traditional Chinese medicinal herbs through cultivation, harvesting and preparation of plants and mushrooms grown in the Northwestern herb garden. The club brings in speakers to share their knowledge about topics like plant propagation, nature's useful plants, and different cultural uses of herbs to expand the knowledge of the club and the school community.

Student leaders: Starr Jarvis, Yini Tai
Staff advisor: Sheryl Cota

Integrative Health Care Club

Become educated on integrated health care models and increase collaboration between healthcare disciplines.

Student leaders: Adam Ebbers, Brandon Schroeder
Faculty advisor: Dr. Kashif Ahmad

Massage Therapy Club

Hear from guest speakers from different modalities. Participate in discussions to explain and clarify the changes to licensure and certification at the state level.

Student leader: Mercedez Tolzmann
Faculty advisor: Sarah Zamastil

Mock NICE & Part IV Boards Club

Participate in clinical mock practical in preparation for the NICE exam and Part IV NBCE National Board Exam.

Student leaders: David Juratovac, Levi Kennedy
Faculty advisor: Dr. Scott Oswald

Motion Palpation Club

Learn about motion palpation, a technique used by doctors of chiropractic to locate joint dysfunction within the spinal column and extremities. Better your motion palpation skills in a fun learning environment.

Student leaders: Jeff Watson, Kirk Mason
Faculty advisor: Dr. Renée DeVries

Network Spinal Analysis Club

Find out about this evidence-based approach to wellness and body awareness which involves gentle, precise touch to the spine to cue the brain to create new wellness promoting strategies.

Student leaders: Shannon McCarty, Leslie Reynolds
Faculty advisor: Dr. Link Larson

NUCCA/Upper Cervical Club

Learn about and practice the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA) technique to utilize in your future practice.

Student leaders: Tad Norris, Patrick Isaacs
Faculty advisor: Dr. William Elkington

NWHSU Mentor Program

Connect with fellow students based on a variety of factors with the goal of sharing personal and academic experience, creating friendships and serving as a resource for all students. Learn more

Student leaders: Angela Current, Nathan Servey
Faculty advisor: Dr. Alejandra Dashe

Pediatric Club

Learn how to better treat maternal and pediatric patients with a focus on mastering your chiriopractic abilities in all aspects of techniques, therapies and ideas.

Student leaders: Quentin Smith, Danika Kjargaard
Faculty advisor: Dr. Anne Packard-Spicer

Rehab 2 Performance - R2P

Help create a network of the highest quality clinicians, scientists and exercise professionals, as a means to encourage health, disbility management and injury prevention.

Student leaders: Mike Giammarco, Ben Jelinek
Faculty advisor: Dr. Scott Oswald

Relevant Evidence in Acupuncture Discussion - READ

Discuss current research in the field of Traditional Chinese Medicine with fellow students and faculty members.

Student leaders: Samuel Kivi, Erika Pretner
Faculty advisor: John Pirog

Student Experimental and Archival Resource Channel - SEARCH Club

Work to acquire resources, mentors and data to support and promote student involvement in research; either by participating in ongoing research projects - or creating and completing your own novel projects.

Student leaders: Brittany McCormick, Jasmine Hanson
Faculty advisor: Dr. Renée DeVries

The Gold Needle Club

A forum for students past, present and future, to improve and enhance your skills as traditional Oriental healthcare practitioner.  Includes providing educational and Continuing Education classes to help you hone your skills as a professional. 

Student leaders: Doug Blanchard, Ben Lockett
Faculty advisor: Victoria Huitt

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