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Join the Movement Towards Integrative, Person-Centered Healthcare

Change lives, beginning with your own. Pursue a career in Health Sciences at NWHSU.

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Northwestern Health Sciences University prepares and inspires you to reach your potential and shape the future of healthcare

Here, you’ll receive an evidence-based education from passionate, supportive professors. Hands-on, clinical experience will be the cornerstone of your education, and you’ll learn alongside students across disciplines, preparing you to work in the integrative future of healthcare.

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Learn from Faculty Mentors who Redefine the Word “Dedication”

NWHSU faculty are leaders in their fields, and are committed to your success. Here, you’ll experience the resources of a health sciences university within a small, supportive community. Your professors know you’re their future peer, and push you to reach your potential.  

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Receive an Evidence-Informed Education

Graduating from NWHSU prepares you for a fulfilling career in healthcare. Here, you will be challenged, with an evidence-based, future-facing curriculum. Many of our programs are also flexible, making it possible to pursue a healthcare career while balancing your obligations. 

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Discover the Professional Benefits of an Integrative Model of Care

We train the next generation of healthcare professionals – across a wide variety of specialties – all in one place. Studying in an integrative environment prepares you for a collaborative approach that is becoming increasingly common in hospitals, medical clinics, chiropractic offices and other healthcare facilities.

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Transform Your Passion into a Thriving Career

You have a desire to help people live better. You feel called to serve others. You want a future doing work that matters. That’s your passion. Ours is helping you apply your knowledge with empathy and care that puts people first. We’re here to help you transform your passion into a profession.

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We’re safely welcoming you back to campus, so you can still find your fit and plan for your future. Discover NWHSU today!

NWHSU Clinics: Providing Integrative Healthcare Services To The Public and Educating Students

NWHSU is committed to serving our community. We treat patients in our robust clinics that offer chiropractic, massage therapy, acupuncture, Chinese medicine, naturopathic, and physical therapy services, available to the public in the Twin Cities area. Students receive hands-on education under the supervision of healthcare professionals, giving patients the attention they deserve.

It’s a person-centered and collaborative approach to health, It’s how we serve. It’s how we heal.

Continuing Education

We make it convenient for chiropractors, acupuncturists and Chinese medicine practitioners, and massage therapists to stay compliant with state and federal regulations and stay abreast of the latest technologies and advances in their fields. Through our user-friendly online shopping cart, you can easily sign up for online or in-person courses and fulfill continuing education requirements on your own time.

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Why do people choose NWHSU? Here’s just a few of the reasons!

  • Learn through an evidence-based curriculum rooted in science
  • Receive dedicated attention and support from a high instructor-to-student ratio
  • Enjoy a dynamic student social life, have fun, learn from peers, and establish lifelong connections
  • Participate in over 50 clubs, and teams and athletic organizations
  • Discover our on-campus library, herbal dispensary, bookstore, pool, fitness center, gym, student lounge and heart-healthy café
  • Learn from experts at lectures, conferences, and seminars
    Meet our highly-engaged alumni network, expanding your professional opportunities
  • Graduate confident and ready to launch your career

See why NWHSU is right for you!

“NWHSU has the flexibility in the evening program to allow me to continue to work full-time and take classes in the evenings.”

“NWHSU has all the resources that you’ll need from a top notch education including challenging science and business classes, hands-on real-world clinical experiences, and career development services, just to name a few. The school has so much to offer I couldn’t even begin to cover it all.”

Julie Larson  -  NWHSU Massage Therapy Alum


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NWHSU at a Glance

At NWHSU, we focus on giving our students the best natural wellness education, and the best professional opportunities.


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Of Faculty Hold the Highest Degree In Their Field

See Yourself Improving The Future of Integrative Care

The future of medicine is patient-centered integrative care that brings a multidisciplinary approach to the health and well-being of every individual. At NWHSU, we’re developing a culture of healing that will improve health around the world.

We want you to be part of that.

Learn to Heal Others At Northwestern Health Sciences University

What does it mean to learn at NWHSU? It means preparing yourself for a successful career helping others. It means finding a path toward personal and professional fulfillment. We believe the two can work together, which is why at NWHSU you will:

  • Learn from healthcare practitioners and leaders in your field
  • Practice hands-on health services at our public clinics
  • Prepare for a successful career in natural health
  • Discover the professional and personal benefits of complementary whole-health education
  • Take the classes you need to further your health career

Learn more about NWHSU