Prospective Students

Welcome to University of Western States (UWS)! We are glad you stopped by to learn more about us. You should know that UWS is one of the oldest institutions in North America focusing on whole-person health care. We realize that world-class health care exists because of excellent health professionals and that health care extends beyond science. Empathy, relationships and communication combined with evidence-informed approaches are required to deliver whole-person, patient-centered care. It is a progressive approach that our students — and their patients and clients — take to heart.

With a number of highly specialized degrees and certificates — including doctor of chiropractic, doctor of naturopathic medicine, sports medicine, human nutrition and functional medicine, clinical mental health counseling, and sport and performance psychology — UWS is helping create a new breed of health care professionals. Students never lose sight of why they chose their path: to realize the transformative power of education and training that enriches their experiences and improves the lives of their patients.

We invite you to get to know UWS — and join us on our quest to help change the face of modern health care.

UWS Student Navigator

Looking for something? The UWS Student Navigator provides you with 24/7 access to the information you’re searching for. Explore academic, diversity and campus resources and find help with registration, funding, billing, student life and technology.


Explore Portland

portland biking

What makes Portland so great?

5. Local artisan shops at every corner

4. You can easily, safely bike everywhere

3. Food carts galore

2. 10,000 acres of public parks

1. Portland is a city unlike any other: the people, the culture and the atmosphere make it truly one-of-a-kind

Tour Campus

Take a tour of the new campus with student ambassadors, Teya and Caitlin! Learn more about campus and schedule a visit.