Northwestern School Of Chiropractic

For 65 years, Northwestern has been an international leader in natural health care education, patient care and scientific research. Established in 1941 as Northwestern College of Chiropractic, our University includes programs in chiropractic, acupuncture, Oriental medicine, massage therapy, human biology, and integrative health and wellness. Northwestern now has more students than all other natural health care educational institutions combined in Minnesota.

With nearly 1,000 students on our beautiful 23-acre campus in Bloomington, Minnesota, they are positioned to provide their students with the learning resources they need to successfully prepare for the natural health care field they have chosen. They have pioneered many of the clinical training programs used in natural health care education including groundbreaking integrative care models and provide more natural health care services than any other organization in Minnesota. For more than a decade, Northwestern has been a national leader in health care research focusing on natural approaches to wellness, with more than $9 million in federal funding since 1999.
Mission Statement

The mission of Northwestern Health Sciences University is to advance and promote natural approaches to health through education, research, clinical services and community involvement.

Vision Statement

Their vision is to be the University of Choice for natural and integrative health care.
To promote conservative health care approaches that focus on the whole person and to provide
leadership to develop collaborative and integrative health care models, support clinical
research, prepare students for successful careers, and encourage lifelong learning in service to our community.

Northwestern Health Sciences University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association (NCA). The NCA was founded in 1895 as a membership organization for educational institutions. The Association is one of six regional institutional accrediting associations in the United States. Through its Commissions, it accredits and grants membership to educational institutions in the 19-state North Central region. The Higher Learning Commission is recognized by the United States Secretary of Education and by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation. Accreditation was extended to Northwestern in 1988, and was renewed in 1993 and 2001. The University’s next comprehensive evaluation has been designated for the 2009-2010 academic year.

Your journey toward professional achievement and personal satisfaction as a doctor of chiropractic begins at Northwestern College of Chiropractic, a visionary chiropractic school with an international reputation for excellence and innovation among the top chiropractic colleges.

At Northwestern, you will join a supportive community of students, faculty, administrators and staff who are committed to advancing an integrative model of natural health care which is patient-centered, informed through scientific evidence, and designed to meet the growing demands of our world’s diverse populations.

They value the unique background, experience and skills that you bring to Northwestern. This is why they have limited enrollment and an 11-to-1 faculty-to-student ratio to insure that you receive the individual attention and supportive educational environment that will help you succeed.

You’ll benefit from an extraordinary clinical experience learning and practicing evaluation skills, diagnostic techniques and a diverse array of chiropractic treatment methods in one of the most pioneering University public clinic systems in the world. Your real-world clinical training opportunities include:

A public clinic system which records more than 72,000 patient visits a year (making
Northwestern the largest provider of natural health care services in Minnesota);
More than 150 internship sites in private practice clinics;
A range of clinical partnerships with community-based social service agencies; and
Final term preceptor ship opportunities around the world.

You’ll discover that the clinical, chiropractic and business education you’ll receive at Northwestern is exceptional in preparing our students to successfully enter clinical practice and become community-minded leaders in their profession.

To further assist in achieving your educational goals, Northwestern also helps you:
Complete your prerequisite, pre-professional science courses in North westerns Undergraduate Studies.
Fulfill your Bachelor of Science degree in human biology, while enrolled as a chiropractic student at Northwestern.

Founded in 1941, Northwestern College of Chiropractic has led generations of chiropractic practitioners to the forefront of their profession. Their 5,000-strong alumni, who will become mentors and future colleagues, are dedicated to delivering high-quality care to their patients and their community.

For more than 60 years, Northwestern has educated, nurtured and inspired students just like you…the best and the brightest chiropractic students…in becoming compassionate and capable doctors of chiropractic, who will make a difference in the lives of thousands of patients every day.