Whether through its academic programs, clinics, research or partnerships, Northwestern Health Sciences University in Minneapolis, Minnesota has led the way in advancing medical alternatives that bring natural and holistic practices to the forefront of health care. The school has advanced innovations and provided inspiration for individuals to live healthier, balanced and more harmonious lives.
Its academic programs include chiropractic, massage therapy, acupuncture, Chinese medicine and nutrition, and its clinics are the largest providers of natural health care services in Minnesota.
Started as the Northwestern College of Chiropractic in 1941, the university has since expanded its program to include other health fields and its activities through clinics and hospital partnerships. The university is the only one of its kind in the state and one of the few in the country focused entirely on health sciences. Its academic programs are accredited by top governing bodies.
“We are training the health care leaders of tomorrow today and helping individuals as well as entire communities live healthier,” said President and CEO Chris Cassirer, who heads the Public Health Committee of the World Federation of Chiropractic, which is affiliated with the U.N. World Health Organization. He also represented the university at the WHO
World Health Alliance conference in Geneva this year.
The university has also headed efforts to bring health care into the workplace. It developed WorkSiteRight, a nationwide onsite clinic program for businesses, such as manufacturing and warehousing centers, to keep their workers healthy and productive while reducing employer costs.