Joseph Brimhall, DC, is a graduate of Logan University in St. Louis, MO. He started his career in 1981 as a chiropractic physician in Ogden, Utah where he was in private practice for 22 years. During that time, he was twice named Utah Chiropractic Physician of the Year. Since 2003, Dr. Brimhall has served as president of University of Western States in Portland, Oregon. He has extensive experience in licensure regulation and professional testing; serving 10 years on the Utah Chiropractic Physician’s licensing board. Dr. Brimhall is currently the chairman of the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), a recognized agency that accredits more than 160 public and private higher education institutions in the Northwest. He is a former president of the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), a former chairman of the CCE Commission on Accreditation, and the immediate past-president of the Councils on Chiropractic Education International (CCEI). He is a founding director of the Oregon Collaborative for Integrative Medicine (OCIM), and has served on the executive committee of the Academic Consortium for Complementary and Alternative Health Care (ACCAHC).
A message from the President
Welcome to University of Western States! Since 1904, our institution has been a worldwide leader in the education of health care professionals.
At UWS you will find a unique array of academic programs designed to prepare students as experts in the disciplines of integrated health care. From our world renowned Doctor of Chiropractic program, to our Master of Science programs in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine, Sports Medicine, Exercise and Sport Science, and Diagnostic Imaging, our certificate program in Massage Therapy, and our latest doctoral and master’s program in Sport and Performance Psychology, our evidence-informed curricula are solid and progressive.
All academic programs at UWS incorporate the most current scientific studies with core clinical education, integrating basic and clinical sciences with the art of providing compassionate and competent patient-centered health care.
Our students consistently demonstrate academic distinction, deliver exceptional service to their professions and provide the highest quality health care. UWS is proud of the leadership and rich heritage we contribute to enhancing health and well-being.
The future of health care thrives at UWS. We focus on interprofessional and interdisciplinary education, preparing highly competent professionals to provide effective and efficient patient care and to promote healthy lifestyles. UWS graduates exemplify the skills and attributes necessary to meet our individual and collective responsibilities to society.
In electing to share the UWS vision, you make the best choice available in integrative health care education. I wish you the best as you pursue your dreams and achieve your personal vision.
Joseph Brimhall, DC, FICC