NWHSU student and fellow honored by ACA Sports Council

Dr. Jordan Knowlton-Key and Kaila Alvarez pictured with Dr. Tim Stark of NWHSU’s Human Performance Center.

The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) Sports Council held it’s 2019 Symposium in Miami this year where it presented its annual Commemorative awards.

Soon to be NWHSU chiropractic graduate Kaila Alvarez was the recipient of the 2019 Student of the Year Award from the ACA Sports Council. This award is given to a student for their dedication and unending contribution to the advancement of sports chiropractic through student involvement. Kaila states that she felt, “honor and gratitude after receiving this award. I am excited to be a part of this profession and with graduation on November 15, 2019, the motivation and excitement I get to carry over into post graduate life could not be more appealing. I have repeatedly said ‘leave it better than you found it’, applying it to my student involvement and that is all I was trying to do with my time here.” Kaila will be practicing in Cannon Falls, MN at The Body Works Clinic post-graduation.

The ACA Sports Council started a brand new award last year titled The NextGen Award. The award goes to a newer sports chiropractor who has demonstrated high qualities of work and leadership, and a future leader of our next generation of chiropractors. This year’s winner recipient is NWHSU’s Human Performance Center (HPC) Fellow Dr. Jordan Knowlton-Key.

Dr. Jordan was, “Incredibly humbled and surprised to receive the award. The award should go to all of the phenomenal candidates and my mentors who work diligently to advance our profession. They inspire me daily, and we have to work as a team to advance chiropractic.” Dr. Jordan is the second HPC Fellow to win this award.