Academic and Technique Clubs

Activator Club

Learn Activator Methods protocol and evaluation technique.

Student leaders: Ezra Schlotthauer, Ryan Christenson
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 leader: Maya Meinhold
Faculty advisor: Dr. Jim 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: Thad Betzold
Faculty advisor: Dr. Joseph Sweere

Functional Analysis Club

Learn to be a better doctor by learning the technique of Functional Analysis which aids in the examination and evaluation of patients.

Student leader: Dustin Dukart
Faculty advisor: Dr. Joseph Sweere

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: Tanae Romportl, Cheryl Bietz
Faculty advisor: Dr. Jonathan Williams

Gait Analysis Club

Become a better doctor by learning the technique of Gait Analysis which aids in increasing your ability to evaluate patients.

Student leader: Dustin Dukart
Faculty advisor: Dr. Joseph Sweere

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

Gonstead Club

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

Student leaders: Steven Kennedy, Kelsey Peterson
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: James Carolan, Joan Lundqvist, Camille Pascoe
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: Jill Hendrickson
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, Manpreet Saini
Faculty advisor: Dr. Jodell Skaufel

Motion Palpation Club

Learn about the functional assessment of the body and how it is palpated. Find out how to locate a subluxation and "unfix" it.

Student leaders: Derek Okabe, Colby Leong
Faculty advisor: Dr. Renée DeVries

Neurology Club

Become informed about the benefits that functional neurology can provide for your future patients.

Student leaders: Michael Branitski, Kolby Condos, Dana Asplund
Faculty advisor: To be announced

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

Pre-Health Professionals Organization

Assist undergarduate students in achieving their goals of becoming health professionals.

Student leader: Zach Stach
Faculty advisor: Dr. Don Deal

Qi Gong (Breathing) Club

Discuss and practice Qi Gong, a way of breathing and moving that improves health and promotes a relaxed way of life. Qi Gong is a technique used to heal in conjunction with other exercises.

Student leaders: William Huynh, James Carolyn
Faculty advisor: Dr. Wei Liu

Relevant Evidence in Acupuncture Discussion - READ

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

Student leaders: Holly Battrum, Miriah Mantik
Faculty advisor: John Pirog

Student Experimental and Archival Resource Channel - SEARCH

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: Shane Bromley
Faculty advisor: Krista Jacobson

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