Get Involved

Student clubs are a great way to get to know your classmates, get involved on campus and above all else, have fun!

If you are interested in joining any of the clubs or organizations listed below, please email [email protected] and we will connect you to the appropriate source.

If you are interested in starting or updating an existing club, please complete the student club update or application form.


CURRENT STUDENT CLUBS AT UWS

 

ACA Sports Council

Date: Thursdays of Fall 2022 Quarter

Time: 12:40 – 1:40 p.m.

Location: Room #1013, Activator Methods


Adjustive Technique Club

To better the adjustive skills of our school student population.

Date: Tuesdays and Thursdays of Fall 2022 Quarter

Time: 12:40 – 1:30 p.m.

Location: Room #1015, Multnomah Falls and Room #1016, Columbia River Gorge


Associated Student Body (ASB)

The purpose of ASB is to support the UWS mission and core values, along with the educational, professional, social and cultural development of its members through:

  • Representation of and advocacy for ASB member interests
  • Cultivation of acceptance, inclusion and a sense of belonging among ASB members
  • Organization of programming and activities to support student well-being and professional development

All UWS students enrolled in a degree-seeking program, certificate or academic credential are considered members of ASB. Learn more here.

Frequency of Meetings: General assembly meetings are held at least three times per academic term.


Chiropractic Entrepreneur Club

The purposes of this club is to motivate and educate students on what it takes to open their own practice post-graduation. The Chiropractic Entrepreneur Club is focused on the advancement of the science and art behind chiropractic, and it aims to encourage and support the development of UWS students through discussions and presentations of real life experiences (i.e. failures, successes) from guest speakers within the chiropractic community. Virtual modules discussing the people, patients and performance necessary for operating a successful chiropractic business will also be included.

Frequency of Meetings: once per week

Date: Wednesdays of Fall 2022 Quarter

Time: 12:40 – 1:30 p.m.

Location: Room #1032, Sun Valley


Christian Club

The purpose of this club is to form a community to discuss the intersection of faith, education and medicine. To integrate our education with our love of Christ for the good of the patient and ourselves becoming doctors.

Facebook | Frequency of Meetings: once per week 


CMHC/SPP Student Advisory and Engagement Board

The CMHC/SPP Student Advisory and Engagement Board serves as a voice for the student population of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Sport and Performance Psychology programs at the University of Western States. The Board’s mission is to advocate for the diverse needs of the online CMHC and SPP students through collaboration with program faculty, staff, and other student organizations. The Board seeks to act as a conduit of the students’ thoughts, ideas, and needs, and to generate value-adding contributions that will enhance the student experience.  

Frequency of Meetings: Three virtual meetings every quarter.

Date:

  • Week 4, Monday, 5 p.m. PT via Zoom: Student Zoom Meet Up 
  • Week 6, Thursday, 5 p.m. PT via Zoom: Lecture Series 
  • Week 8, Monday, 5 p.m. PT via Zoom: Formal Board Meeting 

Time: 5 p.m. PT

Location: Zoom


MPI (Motion Palpation Institute)

MPI club

The Motion Palpation Institute (MPI) is a technique concept and integrated assessment sub-system that aims to help students master assessment and treatment of the neuromusculoskeletal system. MPI prides itself on being progressive and up-to-date while still keeping the hands-on essence of chiropractics. The emphasis on palpation and manipulation of joints and muscles hold great diagnostic and therapeutic capabilities and as a club we strive to help students learn these techniques.

Facebook | Instagram | Frequency of Meetings: once per week

Date: Tuesdays of Fall 2022 Quarter

Time: 11:40 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Location: Room #1015, Multnomah Falls and Room #1016, Columbia River Gorge

Learn More


Neurological Rehabilitation Club

The purpose of the Neurological Rehabilitation Club (formally the Functional Neurology Club) is to increase awareness of functional neurology and its application to chiropractic. The focus of the club will involve exploring information from any source that aids in the understanding of functional neurology. The Neurological Rehabilitation Club will also relate and practice how to utilize this unique information in a clinical setting including assessments, modality treatments and specific adjustments. Most of the meetings will be led by club officers providing for an environment to learn, practice and improve communication, organization and leadership skills. Guest lectures from chiropractors specializing in functional neurology will also be part of the quarterly curriculum when appropriate.

Facebook | Frequency of Meetings: weekly recorded videos


Queer Alliance

Room Reserved: Room #1014
Date: Wednesdays of Summer 2022 Quarter
Time: 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Frequency of Meetings: weekly


Rehab 2 Performance

Rehab 2 Performance

Our general focus is on the rehabilitation piece of patient care. We share and collaborate with our members different assessment techniques and exercises that promote active patient care. Our club (when in person) is a fun learning environment where we aim to get everyone moving and involved. One of the best part about our club is the ability to meet students from different quarters and backgrounds, form relationships and learn from a variety of people.

Facebook | Instagram   | Frequency of Meetings: twice per week

Date: Tuesdays of Fall 2022 Quarter

Time: 12:40 – 1:30 p.m.

Location: Room #1013, Crater Lake

Date: Wednesdays of Fall 2022 Quarter

Time: 12:40 – 1:30 p.m.

Location: Room #1016, Columbia River Gorge

Learn More

https://youtu.be/thgwCcYAZBg
Rehab 2 Performance


SABCA (Student American Black Chiropractic Association) 

To recruit, encourage and support Black persons to study chiropractic. To encourage research in and the development of the science, philosophy and the art of chiropractic. To assist UWS in recruiting qualified Black students and faculty members. To teach and perform research in chiropractic. To generally advance in the science, philosophy and art of chiropractic, and to improve the standards in the profession by advancing the technical and professional knowledge. To donate time and services to neighborhood health clinics. To perform community education. 

Frequency of Meetings: three times per quarter 


SACA (Student American Chiropractic Association) 

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SACA is the American Chiropractic Association’s (ACA) student counterpart, getting support in our endeavors for the betterment of our profession. This includes providing chiropractic students opportunities to learn, lead, and fight for chiropractic rights. Learn more about SACA.

 

Facebook | Frequency of Meetings: Fall Quarter- 6-12 times a quarter. Winter/Spring/Summer- 1-2 times per month 

 


Soft Tissue and Manual Therapy Club 

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We explore various manual therapy techniques and expose students to effective ways to assess, treat and release overactive muscles. 

 

Facebook | Frequency of Meetings: once per week

 

Date: Mondays of Fall 2022 Quarter

Time: 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Location: Room #1013, Activator Methods

Learn More


Student ACA Sports Council

The purpose and goal of this club is to get more experience with sports injuries, orthopedic exams and taping and bracing for sport. 

Frequency of Meetings: once per week  


These groups vary from year to year depending on student involvement.