National University of Health Sciences partners with University of Western States to expand continuing education offerings

Dr. Joseph Stiefel & Dr.  Joseph BrimhallCHICAGO — National University of Health Sciences (NUHS) and University of Western States (UWS) have agreed to combine resources to expand continuing education (CE) opportunities for health care providers.

The new agreement will allow each university to serve a larger pool of practitioners and students in a more efficient manner. Both universities will develop a shared calendar for programs that will include online courses along with new live and pre-recorded webinars. National University will provide CE licensing for all coursework.

“Participants will benefit from the combined programs of both campuses as well as the additional online course offerings,” said Dr. Jenna Glenn, dean of the NUHS Lincoln College of Postgraduate and Continuing Education.

“This collaboration will enhance our ability to provide high quality continuing education programs to a broader range of constituents,” Alisa Fairweather, MPH, director of Continuing Education at University of Western States, added.

National University and University of Western States previously partnered with the signing of an articulation agreement in 2015. That agreement provided UWS students in the doctor of chiropractic (DC) program the opportunity to complete a doctor of naturopathic medicine (ND) degree at NUHS with advanced standing, saving both time and expense.

“We are excited to enhance our collaboration efforts with University of Western States,” said NUHS President Dr. Joseph Stiefel. “We are continually seeking new ways to make it easier for practicing health care providers to stay up to date on advances in the industry.”

“This partnership allows us to create institutional efficiencies,” said UWS President Dr. Joseph Brimhall. “It also means both universities will combine creative forces to provide cutting-edge continuing professional education to a broader and more diverse community of chiropractic physicians, naturopathic physicians, massage therapists and other healthcare providers.”

Students will be able to register for new collaborative continuing education courses starting in September 2017.

National University of Health Sciences, a not-for-profit educational institution with locations in Illinois and Florida, was founded in 1906. National University sets the standard in training for careers in health care, offering graduate degrees in chiropractic medicine, naturopathic medicine, acupuncture and oriental medicine as well as undergraduate degrees in massage therapy and biomedical sciences. A historic leader in evidence-based health care, National University publishes three medically indexed scientific journals. National University also provides whole health patient-centered care in its five integrative medical clinics. More information about NUHS can be found at

About University of Western States
University of Western States provides a science-driven curriculum that delivers a solid foundation and competitive edge in preparing students for clinical practice. UWS is a regionally accredited, independent non-profit institution dedicated to improving the health of society through its educational programs, research and clinical services. Founded in 1904, the university offers a doctor of chiropractic degree program; master’s degree in exercise and sport science, human nutrition and functional medicine, sports medicine, sport and performance psychology, and diagnostic imaging; a massage therapy certificate program; approved continuing education programs for licensed health care professionals; and clinic services in four locations through Health Centers of UWS. UWS is a founding member of the Oregon Collaborative for Integrative Medicine, an organization that aims to advance integrative health care through education, research, patient care and advocacy. To learn more about University of Western States and its academic programs, go to

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