Upcoming Graduation – April 14, 2018

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We will be honoring our graduates:

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


Friday, April 13, 2018 – Northwestern Health Sciences University

11:30AM – 3:00PM

11:30 PM Rehearsal Fair / Lunch Opens – Auditorium Foyer & Cafeteria

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

1:00PM Rehearsal begins – Auditorium

2:30PM Group graduation photos 

*Individual photos will be taken at the commencement ceremony



The O'Shaughnessy Auditorium
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave, St. Paul, MN 55105
Parking & directions:  https://oshag.stkate.edu/getting-here/


Saturday, April 14, 2018


Commencement Speaker

Dr. Goertz

Dr. GoertzChristine Goertz, DC, PhD, received her doctor of chiropractic from Northwestern Health Sciences University and a PhD in Health Services Research Policy and Administration from the University of Minnesota.  She is Vice Chancellor for Research and Health Policy at Palmer College of Chiropractic and Chief Executive Officer of the Spine Institute for Quality (Spine IQ), both located in Davenport, Iowa. Her scientific interests include clinical and health services research evaluating patient-centered outcomes and interprofessional collaboration related to complementary and integrative health care delivery, with a focus on spine-related pain and disability.

For over 25 years, Dr. Goertz has addressed multidisciplinary science and health policy issues at the state and federal levels, and has served as a member of the American Medical Association’s Measurement Advisory Committee and a program officer of the NIH National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), where she managed a portfolio focused on musculoskeletal disease, pain, and health services research. She currently chairs the American Chiropractic Association’s Committee on Quality Assurance and Accountability and is a member of the NIH/NCCIH National Advisory Council.  Dr. Goertz is also a board member of the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), where she chairs the selection committee. 








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