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, human nutrition and functional medicine, exercise and sport science, clinical mental health counseling, diagnostic imaging, 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.



About Campus

University of Western States is located in a quiet, residential neighborhood only 20 minutes from downtown Portland. University of Western States is committed to providing students with a safe environment in which to learn. UWS has established a number of safety measures in order to keep students, faculty, staff and campus visitors safe and well informed about campus safety. These protocols include our campus alert system, campus security program and counseling support. Please view the Annual Security Report for UWS here. This report provides information pertaining to keeping our campus safe as well as crime statistics for the past three years.

One of the best ways to get to know UWS is by visiting Portland and taking a tour of our campus. Whether you’ve already been accepted and want to spend the day with us or you’re still deciding and want to make UWS a quick stop during your west coast vacation, we are happy to schedule a personalized tour for you. Come visit!

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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


Online Learning

Our online programs are flexible and 100 percent online. No on-site visits to Portland are required (though you’re very welcome to visit!). At UWS, we strive to make the online learning experience community-driven and free of unnecessary stress. Interactive discussion forums allow students with a diverse array of educational and professional backgrounds to learn from each other, as well as from assigned readings and lectures. In addition, our weekly modular schedule means that students can log on at the times most convenient for them, rather than being required to bend their work and family schedules to meet at a predetermined hour.

 

tracey giambertoneMy experience with the online environment was so much better than I anticipated. I feared a lack of connection with my professors and my classmates but I was very wrong. The online system is extremely user-friendly and help is always a click away. I’ve grown with my classmates and I love learning alongside people from a variety of backgrounds.

– Tracey Giambertone, RD

 

 

marques stevensonThis is a much better online learning environment compared to my previous experience at another institution. No longer am I limited by local connections. I find that my cohorts are from all over the country and bring a wealth of knowledge and world experience to the classroom discussions.

-Marques Stevenson, EdD-SPP Student

 

 

 


Student Experience

Get to know the UWS community through student, alumni and faculty profiles and posts about student-focused news and happenings on our student experience blog.

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