Northwestern Health Sciences University
  • Massage Therapy
  • Bloomington, MN, USA
  • Adjunct



When you join NWHSU you're not simply doing a job, you're making a difference. You'll see passion for our mission, our work, and our future growth opportunities all around you. Culture is extremely important to us. We're a small enough organization that you'll get to know everyone, have a voice, make an impact, and feel the enthusiasm of everyone you work with. It's an ideal blend and a superb organization to expand your career.

What can you expect?

  • Our goal? Preparing the next generation of healthcare professionals to deliver and advance healthcare.
  • Every role and individual contributes to our success. No matter what department you work in, you'll see passion for our work and respect for one another.
  • Belonging is important to us - we all bring different backgrounds, perspectives, and value to the organization. And that makes us stronger.
  • We're committed and engaged. You'll see that in every meeting, every discussion and everything we do. It shows and we're proud of it.
  • We don't simply say we have a team environment - we live it. Your ideas and suggestions matter. We listen to one another and when something makes sense, we do it.
  • We've still got that entrepreneurial spirit, even though we've been around for 80+ years. And we like that.
  • We share information and have fun - through monthly Open Forum meetings with our senior leaders, to random employee celebration events throughout the year.
  • We build in flexibility in roles whenever we can. We work in a hybrid environment. Each manager works with their team members to ensure there is a healthy work-life balance.
  • Your personal and professional work opportunities are important to us - we provide these benefits so you can continue to excel in your career.

Position Information:

NWHSU is pleased to announce an Adjunct Faculty opening as a Massage Therapy Clinical Supervisor. This position will supervise and evaluate students in Massage Therapy Clinical Rotations.

In the Massage Therapy Clinical Rotation courses, Students provide massage therapy treatment sessions in the Massage Therapy Teaching Clinic and a variety of offsite clinics under the supervision of clinic supervisors. Clinical Rotations focus on the application of full body massage techniques, as presented in Massage Therapy Relaxation, Clinical and Rehabilitative Massage course sequences. In offsite environments working with special populations, supervisors will support interns in identifying red flags, local and general contraindications, and optimal treatment plans that may involve targeted or full-body techniques.

This position is part-time, approximately 7-20 hours per week and on-call availability.

Work Location: Bloomington, MN in-person.

Course Assignment Specifics: Clinic shift supervision needs vary according to student trimester schedules. Supervisory shifts are typically 6 hours each with some 4-hour shifts. Monday - Saturday clinic options may be available.


  • Instructs student interns regarding proper patient care, while following the clinical policies of the Massage program.
  • Provides mentoring and fosters an environment where student interns serve as the primary care provider.
  • Instructs students in efficient and proper patient interactions, including professionalism, conduct, dress, and legalities.
  • Monitors student progress, assessing student strengths and weaknesses.
  • Assists with the monitoring of patient progress, helping to guide MT treatment protocols.
  • Assures that student interns are properly documenting patient care.
  • Referral of patients to other healthcare professionals as dictated by patient circumstance.
  • Provides both qualitative and quantitative goals to student interns.
  • Assignment of homework to students, as needed.
  • Evaluates students, using standardized grading instruments.
  • Meets established University deadlines when grading student progress.
  • It is the responsibility of the clinic faculty to facilitate client care in the clinic, this includes monitoring and guiding treatment of clients by interns. It is also the faculty's responsibility to assess and verify interns' competence.

What you need to have?

  • Nationally Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (BCTMB); or licensed health care professionals with formal training in massage.
  • Two years of experience as a practicing massage therapist working with clients with special considerations and conditions.
  • Three years of college level teaching or clinic supervision experience in massage therapy or related field preferred.
  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) and First Aid certificates required

Does this sound like the type of role you could excel in? Where your background and experience may contribute to the growth of our organization? A role where you can add your passion and enthusiasm, and make a difference? If you believe you have the education and experience to meet the qualifications for this role, we'd value talking to you. Non-traditional backgrounds are welcome.

NWHSU Overview:

Founded in 1941, NWHSU is a progressive institution educating the next generation of health care professionals. While the institution's history is rooted in the chiropractic profession, NWHSU now focuses more broadly on integrative care, health, and wellness. In addition to our Doctor of Chiropractic, we offer a Doctor of Acupuncture with a specialization in Chinese Herbal Medicine, Masters' offerings in Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, Functional and Integrative Nutrition, and Integrative Care, and undergraduate offerings in massage therapy, health sciences, and allied health professions - medical assisting, medical laboratory science, medical laboratory technology, radiation therapy, and radiologic technology. We are a mission- and vision-driven university and intend to be a leader in creating integrative care solutions.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Northwestern Health Sciences University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to creating an inclusive environment that values the diversity of its employees and does not discriminate against any employee or candidate.

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