Northwestern Health Sciences University
  • Human Performance Center
  • Bloomington, MN, USA
  • Full Time


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. Yet we're large enough to offer exceptional benefits including a university contribution to our 403(b), generous PTO and a flexible environment. 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:

The primary purpose of this entry-level position is to develop an expert in the field of Human Performance through the means of instruction and intern supervision while in the field, being an expert on the topic of sports care and providing lectures on such topics, supervising student research projects in the field of Human Performance and self-development.

The scope of the Resident is to provide supervision of our chiro interns in the field of Human Performance and especially in the specialty of sports clinical care. Broadly, the Resident serves as an expert on campus in the field of sports and performance and, other than supervising interns, they are called upon to offer consulting to faculty and other clinicians, as well as design and teach courses on the topics of sports and performance.

This is a full-time, benefits eligible opportunity. The duration of this residency is expected to be one year with the option of a renewal for a total of 2 years. Due to the nature of the position some late afternoons, early evenings and occasional Saturdays are expected covering athletic games and supervision.

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.

Work Location: Bloomington, MN in-person


  • Supervision of chiro interns while providing clinical services to our Human Performance constituents in the field
  • Care delivery in the public or Team Clinic
  • Designing and delivery of lectures in the field of sports care
  • Provide sports care coverage as directed for local schools and other athletic teams
  • Contribute to his/her own research interest(s) and other projects at the University
  • Supervision of NWHSU HPC Sport Intern students on their research projects
  • Follow the CCE Residency Program Standards
  • Other duties as assigned

What you need to have?

  • Doctor of Chiropractic degree required
  • Active Minnesota chiropractic license or qualified to obtain a Minnesota chiropractic license
  • 0-2 years of experience in sports care

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in a related health care field preferred
  • Experience in teaching, student supervision, or research
  • Preferred certifications include Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP), International Certificate Sports Chiropractic (ICSC) Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Athletic Trainer Certification (ATC) and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT).

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift 45lbs weight bars and plates

Our Benefits:

NWHSU is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package to meet your current needs an anticipate your future needs. Our generous time away during academic breaks helps you enjoy a healthy work life rhythm.

  • Paid Time Off (earn 22 days per year)
  • Holiday (15 days)
  • Discounted and free on-site clinic services for you and your family
  • 403(b) Plan (4.75% University contribution with a 2% employee contribution)
  • Medical, dental, vision
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • Life insurance
  • EAP and other wellness benefits
  • Tuition Reimbursement for external programs
  • Tuition Reduction for internal programs (includes family members)
  • On-site fitness center

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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