Upcoming Graduation


We will be honoring our graduates:

  • Master of Chinese Medicine
  • Master of Acupuncture
  • Master of Health Science in Applied Clinical Nutrition
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Biology
  • Associate of Applied Science in Massage Therapy
  • Certificate in Therapeutic Massage


Friday, August 9, 2019 – Northwestern Health Sciences University

  • 11:30AM – 12:30PM – Cap & Gown Pick up & Lunch – (Foyer & Cafeteria)
  • 12:30PM – 3:00PM – Rehearsal Begins  Mandatory  – (Auditorium)



Saturday, August 10, 2019, 2:00PM

Northwestern Health Sciences University Auditorium
2501 West 84th Street
Bloomington, MN 55431

Free parking on campus.

Commencement Speaker

Arti Prasad 2019 Commencement Speaker.Arti Prasad, MD, FACP, ABOIM – Dr. Arti Prasad is the HCMC’s (now Hennepin HealthCare) new Chief of Medicine. She holds Scott F. Davies Endowed Chair of Medicine position. The Medicine Department at HHC provides outstanding clinical care in 16 specialties, recognized teaching programs, and a broad research portfolio through the MMRF. She is a professor of Medicine and Vice Chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Prasad comes to Minnesota from the University of New Mexico where she was a Professor of Internal Medicine and the Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics and Integrative Medicine. At the University of New Mexico, her interest in integrative and inter-cultural health, inter-professional education, community engagement, and physician wellbeing led her to develop the Center for Life, a center for patient care, learning, and community education. Starting with only a $5,000 budget, she developed a center that today receives broad financial support from UNM, the state legislature, and private donors. Center for Life has received national 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