Recognizes UWS Sports Medicine, Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine Programs as Top-Ranked in U.S.

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University of Western States (UWS) was recently given top recognition for the sports medicine program as well as commended for the human nutrition and functional medicine (HNFM) program by, a website providing unbiased college rankings and research for prospective college students.

The 2020 rankings are calculated through a unique scoring system which includes student engagement, potential return on investment and leading third-party evaluations. analyzed hundreds of schools with comparable programs on a scale of 0 to 100.

The master’s in sports medicine degree was ranked No. 1 of 17, also earning the accolade of most “Intelligent Pick” for students. In addition, the program was named No. 4 of 24 of all sports medicine degree programs, being named “Best in the Northwest.”

Out of 44 schools, the UWS HNFM program was named No. 5 and “Best in the Northwest.”

“Our graduate programs are rigorous, flexible and provide students opportunities to apply their knowledge in multiple settings,” said Dr. Dana Sims, UWS vice president for academic affairs. “We are proud of the positive impact our students and alumni are having in health care communities worldwide.”

About the sports medicine program at UWS

The sports medicine program at UWS is a seven-quarter graduate professional master’s degree program designed to provide students with advanced training in the prevention, evaluation and management of injuries and disorders affecting athletes and others participating in sports activities. This professional master’s degree is targeted to students with prior training in the evaluation and management of neuromusculoskeletal disorders. This audience includes chiropractic program students, chiropractic physicians, athletic trainers, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other health care providers.

About the human nutrition and functional medicine program at UWS

The human nutrition and functional medicine (HNFM) program at University of Western States (UWS) is the only fully accredited master’s program in functional medicine. It is 100 percent online and is offered as a collaborative endeavor between UWS and the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM), the organization that founded and developed the key functional medicine concepts in use today. The master of science degree option (52 credits) can be completed in 5-9 quarters, while the graduate certificate option (28 credits) can be completed in 3-7 quarters.

Learn more about the sports medicine curriculum and career pathways.

Learn more about the human nutrition and functional medicine curriculum and career pathways.