110 Years of Academic Excellence

University of Western States Celebrates 110 Years of Academic Excellence

Event marked by celebrations, opening of on-campus health clinic, new programs

PORTLAND, Ore., June 28, 2014 – University of Western States (UWS), is celebrating 110 years as a leader in the education of health sciences professionals.

“Since our beginning in 1904, we have consistently delivered the finest integrative health care education available,” Dr. Joseph Brimhall, president of UWS said. “And throughout this year, we are honoring the history that distinguishes us and celebrating our future, which has never been brighter.”

UWS is commemorating this milestone with on-campus events and the addition of new programs and services including:

  • UWS Campus Health Center opens to public – In March, UWS opened the Campus Health Center to neighbors and friends, providing Northeast Portland residents a convenient resource for chiropractic care and massage therapy. The Campus Health Center is the newest location of the Health Centers of UWS to open to the public. Other locations include downtown Portland, East Portland, Gresham and Salem.
  • Summer Social – Taking place on August 2 from 12-4 p.m., the community is invited to visit the campus for a wellness fair, free buffet lunch, raffles, prizes and kid-friendly activities hosted by the massage therapy program at UWS. Please RSVP if you plan on attending, either by following the RSVP link or visiting www.uws.edu.
  • Master’s in Exercise and Sports Science Program – Starting in October 2014, UWS is launching four new tracks in our online Exercise and Sports Science master’s degree program that allows students to choose from four concentrations including: fitness and wellness management, sports and athletic counseling, sports and athletic administration and sports and performance coaching. Learn more about the new Exercise and Sports Science Program tracks.

UWS was founded in 1904 and has been in continuous operation in Portland since then. Although the names and locations have changed over the years, we have remained true to our goals of providing the best education possible and providing “For the Good of the Patient.” To find out more about the history of the university visit the UWS history website. For more information on these events and to learn more about UWS, please visit our website at www.uws.edu.

About University of Western States

Celebrating 110 years as a leader in the education of health care professionals, 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, 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 degrees in exercise and sports science with four new concentrations,human nutrition and functional medicine, and diagnostic imaging; a massage therapy certification program; approved continuing education programs for licensed health care professionals; and we provide clinic services in five 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 www.uws.edu.