Northwestern Health Sciences University

Organizational Overview

Northwestern Health Sciences University (NWHSU) is a progressive institution educating the next generation of health care professionals. Located in Bloomington, Minn., the university has been a fixture in the market since 1941. Our deep history is rooted in their founding of The College of Chiropractic, established more than 70 years ago.

While the institution's history is rooted in the chiropractic profession, NWHSU now focuses more broadly on health and wellness. In addition to our doctor of chiropractic degree, we offer degrees, course credits, certificates, and specializations in acupuncture and Chinese medicine, massage therapy, nutrition, undergraduate health sciences, and the allied health professions'medical assisting, medical laboratory science, medical laboratory technology, radiation therapy, and radiologic technology. We are a mission- and vision-driven university, preparing the next generation of healthcare professionals to not only deliver, but also advance health care. 

Northwestern Health Sciences University advances innovative models of integrative care to lead people to live happier, healthier lives. We are educators who believe that integrative, natural healthcare is for everyone. We provide needed services for the community in which we live and work. We also believe that evidence-focused integrative care teams deliver a unified approach to promote better health outcomes. Our goal is to transform health care through patient-centered, evidence-based, care that optimizes health and well-being.

Our nearly 130 faculty members annually teach more than 1,000 students across degree and certificate programs and 3,600 continuing education students. NWHSU has more than 8,500 graduates throughout the U.S. and in 21 countries.  NWHSU is a not-for-profit institution accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Our 25-acre, non-residential campus in Bloomington, Minnesota is eight miles from MSP Airport and ten miles from downtown Minneapolis.

Why join us?

At Northwestern, we want our employees to be professionally challenged as well as personally satisfied. Our employees drive the mission of our institution, so they have a profound effect on the quality of the education we provide our students, and our ability to advance the practice of integrative healthcare itself.

If you're looking for an environment where you will work hard, learn, grow, and feel supported in a friendly environment, we encourage you to apply.

We acknowledge the dignity of all human beings and, as a community, resolve to treat all people with respect and equality. We recognize and value the diversity of identities among us. Some of these identities include but are not limited to: culture, race, ethnicity, nationality, age, ideology, socioeconomic status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, abilities, religion, spirituality, and family. We welcome everyone to our University.

NWHSU is proud to provide a comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, vision, short-and long-term disability, generous time off, 403(b) retirement plan, on-site fitness center, swimming pool, on-site clinic services, free parking, and tuition remission.  In addition, NWHSU features a full-service cafeteria and bookstore.

If you are interested in being part of an educational institution that is dedicated to transforming healthcare education into an evidence-based practice that incorporates natural solutions where innovations in technology are honored alongside traditional practices, and if you value an organization which is uniquely focused on creating a healthier world, then Northwestern Health Sciences University is for you.

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