University of Western States

Founded in 1904, University of Western States (UWS) is home to the second oldest chiropractic degree program in the world. In 2010, this regionally-accredited non-profit institution evolved into an integrated health sciences university, educating health professionals in the areas of integrative medicine, lifestyle counseling, exercise and sport science, sports medicine, nutrition and functional medicine, dietary guidance, health promotion, and sport and performance psychology. University of Western States has an enduring commitment to educating health care professionals with a passion for individualized care. This pursuit guides every aspect of the institution and positions UWS to fulfill its mission of improving the health of society through conservative, patient-centered care. The university is located in Portland, Oregon, a beautiful city situated in the progressive Pacific Northwest. This area embraces innovative approaches to health and well-being, making it the ideal locale to learn, develop and practice the whole-person health care taught at University of Western States.

The university offers a Doctor of Chiropractic degree program; a master’s and residency program in Diagnostic Imaging; master’s programs in Exercise and Sport Science; Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine; and Sports Medicine; and master’s and doctoral programs in Sport and Performance Psychology. The university also provides health services in three Portland locations through the Health Centers of UWS clinic system.

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UWS Lactation Room

In fall 2017, UWS opened a dedicated lactation room for nursing students and staff. The space is tastefully furnished with a