About Northwestern Health Sciences University
Welcome to Northwestern Health Sciences University. Whether you choose to explore just a few or all of the thousands of pages on our website, you will soon discover a common thread — the pioneering spirit and international reputation of our University.
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, we are positioned to provide our students with the learning resources they need to successfully prepare for the natural health care field they have chosen. We 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.
Although our institution's history is rich in "firsts" in natural health care education, it is the people of Northwestern who are our most valuable asset. Our University is known for its "Community of Caring" because our faculty, staff, students and alumni form a unique family that is bound by a collective mission — to passionately promote and provide the very best natural health care services around the world.
I invite you to navigate through our website and discover for yourself the threads that we have woven together to form the "Community of Caring" that is Northwestern Health Sciences University. It is unique in higher education.