Upcoming Graduation

We will be honoring our graduates:

  • Doctor of Chiropractic
  • Doctor of Chinese Medicine
  • Master of Chinese Medicine
  • Master of Acupuncture
  • Master of Health Science in Applied Nutrition
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Biology
  • Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Sciences
  • Associate of Applied Science in Massage Therapy
  • Certificate in Therapeutic Massage
  • Certificate in Relaxation Massage


Friday, December 13, 2019 – Northwestern Health Sciences University

  • 11:00AM – 12:30PM – Rehearsal Fair/Lunch Opens – (Auditorium Foyer & Cafeteria)
    • Cap & Gown pick up
    • Parking vouchers (1 to each student graduate)
    • Alumni and Student graduate gift table
  • 12:30PM – 3:00PM – Rehearsal Begins  Mandatory  – (Auditorium)
    • Group pictures taken by program in this order on stage on risers:
      (*Individual photos will be taken at the commencement ceremony)



Saturday, December 14, 2019, 2:00PM

Northrop Memorial Auditorium – University of Minnesota
84 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, MN  55455
Parking & directions

Commencement Speaker:

Dr. Michael Mortenson
Doctor of Chiropractic
Fargo VA/Whole Health
US Marine Corps

Dr. Mortenson is a 2000 graduate of Northwestern Health Sciences University. After graduating from Northwestern, he ventured into private practice where is he was credited with starting the first ever multidisciplinary clinic in conjunction with Tri-County Health Care. This clinic was a collaboration with the hospital and their staff physical therapists that allowed Dr. Mortenson to give patient care in a multidisciplinary setting. With the success of the clinic, Dr. Mortenson was nominated to be on the Tri-County Health Care Board of Advisors in 2011. This board was tasked with deciding the overall operations of the medical facility.  Dr. Mortenson was the first chiropractor to be placed in such a position. In 2016, Dr. Mortenson was then appointed to Tri-County Health Care’s committee to design and structure a new medical facility that would employ multiple chiropractors within it. Even though Dr. Mortenson is no longer on the board, he is proud to say that the position is still held by a Northwestern chiropractor today. In 2018, Dr. Mortenson left private practice and his position with the hospital board to become the first Doctor of Chiropractic in the whole health department at the Fargo, ND Department of Veterans Affairs. Dr. Mortenson speaks throughout the Midwest on topics related to chiropractic care for Americas Veterans and recently was honored to present on chiropractic for the VA medical providers at “Grand Rounds” within the Department of Veteran Affairs. Here he talked about the use of body armor and its effects on lumbar disc herniations in America’s soldiers. Dr. Mortenson was the first chiropractor to be selected to present in this capacity. Currently, Dr. Mortenson is working on research that will determine if chiropractic care can help in alleviating PTSD symptoms in America’s Veterans. In 2018, after being in the VA position for less than a year, Dr. Mortenson was nominated as provider of the year for the Fargo, ND VA for his work. Dr. Mortenson is an adjunct faculty clinician for three chiropractic universities. He is honored to teach students from Northwestern Health Sciences University, Palmer College of Chiropractic, and National Health Sciences University, but he wanted me to tell you that he likes Northwestern students the most!! Prior to chiropractic school, Dr. Mortenson served as a non-commissioned officer in the United States Marine Corps serving throughout the world. He had the distinct honor to serve his country as a Marine in Mogadishu, Somalia for Operation Restore Hope working to restore order to the country. He also had the privilege to serve with an elite team of Marines and Sailors in Operation Baja Search where his team was credited with recovering three Americans from a mountain side in Mexico. However, Dr. Mortenson’s greatest accomplishment to date and what he calls his greatest honor is to serve his country and our great American heroes as a Doctor of Chiropractic.

Previous Commencement Ceremonies:

April 13th 2019 graduation ceremony video

December 15th 2018 graduation ceremony video

Lifetouch Commencement Photos

recognition for its patient-centered clinical care and outcomes, innovative teaching programs, and wellness initiatives throughout New Mexico.

Dr. Prasad is excited about the possibilities for growth and development at HHC and University of Minnesota. She has joined the Hennepin family to become part of some of the most dedicated and mission-driven faculty of the department of medicine. She aspires to grow and support integrative, Interdisciplinary, and culturally inspired integrative health throughout the health system and work in partnership with the university and community organizations to benefit the greater community of Minnesota. Dr. Prasad is a leader, a mentor, an educator, but most importantly, she is a compassionate physician and a caregiver.

Previous Commencement Ceremonies:

April 13th 2019 graduation ceremony video

December 15th 2018 graduation ceremony video