Upcoming Graduation – August 12, 2017

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University Commencement

We will be honoring our graduates:

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


Friday, August 11, 2017 – Northwestern Health Sciences University
  11:30AM– 3:00PM

11:30AM - Buffet Lunch opens - Cafeteria

12:00PM - Rehearsal Fair opens – Auditorium Foyer

  • Cap and gown pick up
  • Financial Aid
  • Registrar’s office - clearance
  • Accounting clearance
  • Student table

1:00PM Rehearsal begins – Auditorium

2:30PM Group graduation photos

*Individual photos will be taken at the commencement ceremony


Northwestern Health Sciences University Auditorium

2501 West 84th Street
Bloomington, MN  55431

Parking & directions:  https://www.nwhealth.edu/get-to-know/directions/

Saturday, August 12, 2017


Commencement Speaker

Timothy Stark 

Timothy Stark, MPhil, DC, DACBSP, ICCSP, EMT, CSCS, FICC - originally from North Dakota, completed a bachelors degree in 1990 at North Dakota State University in Exercise Physiology and then went on to Northwestern College of Chiropractic where he completed his DC degree and subsequently pioneered an American residency in the specialty of Sports Injuries and Rehabilitation, at NW..  He practiced in West Fargo, North Dakota for almost ten years before moving his family to Australia to assist with the development of a new chiropractic program at Murdoch University.  This new School of Chiropractic and Sports Science allowed him opportunities to instruct Physical Rehabilitation, Clinical Orthopedics, Clinical Neurology, Physiotherapeutics and Applied Clinical Nutrition courses.  He was also the Chair of the post-graduate and graduate programs including the Masters of Sports Science. While in Australia, he contributed to the development of a ‘sister’ chiropractic program in Japan.

His publications are on the topics of physical rehabilitation and strength and conditioning.  His current research efforts are directed towards Human Performance (injury prevention and recovery) and Rehabilitation.  He desires to explore and innovate a new progressive means of confirming youth athletes being fit to compete.

In the last few years, he has transitioned from being a fulltime lecturer & Chair of the Clinical Sciences Department at National University of Health Sciences, to the Dean of the College of Chiropractic at Northwestern Health Sciences University and now more recently, the Director of the Human Performance Center at NWHSU.  He also coordinates the post-graduate educational programs for Northwestern Health Sciences University for the specialties of Sports Chiropractic and Physical Rehabilitation.  He is the Chair of the Education Commission for the Federation of International Sports Chiropractic (FICS).

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