Welcome to University of Western States! Since 1904, our institution has been a worldwide leader in the education of health care professionals. We are pleased that you are interested in becoming a part of our community.
At UWS you will find a unique array of academic programs designed to prepare students as experts in the disciplines of integrated health care. From our world renowned Doctor of Chiropractic program, to our Master of Science programs in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine, Sports Medicine, Exercise and Sport Science, and Diagnostic Imaging, our certificate program in Massage Therapy, and our latest doctoral and master’s program in Sport and Performance Psychology, our evidence-informed curricula are solid and progressive.
All academic programs at UWS incorporate the most current scientific studies with core clinical education, integrating basic and clinical sciences with the art of providing compassionate and competent patient-centered health care.
Our students consistently demonstrate academic distinction, deliver exceptional service to their professions and provide the highest quality health care. UWS is proud of the leadership and rich heritage we contribute to enhancing health and well-being.
The future of health care thrives at UWS. We focus on interprofessional and interdisciplinary education, preparing highly competent professionals to provide effective and efficient patient care and to promote healthy lifestyles. UWS graduates exemplify the skills and attributes necessary to meet our individual and collective responsibilities to society.
In electing to share the UWS vision, you make the best choice available in integrative health care education. I wish you the best as you pursue your dreams and achieve your personal vision.
Joseph Brimhall, DC, FICC
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My 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
This 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
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