Join the Movement Toward Integrative Care
At Northwestern Health Sciences University, our focus is singular and clear: we are educating leaders in patient-centered, evidence-informed, integrative healthcare. We believe the world needs a community of healthmakers and changemakers working to deliver the future of healthcare. With our fully online programs, you can earn your degree from any location.
Our programs are designed with you in mind: offering flexible coursework that fits with your life and career, tools you can begin to apply right away to enhance patient lives and healthcare systems, and encouragement to apply that holistic framework to your own life, enhancing personal growth, health, and resiliency.
I could not think of a better place to get an education. From day one, the care and engagement by everyone at NWHSU has been authentic, empowering and supportive. Not only do you get a phenomenal education at NWHSU, but you are also encouraged to live a healthy life, to find balance, and embrace self-care.
– Melissa F.
Nutrition and Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine student
Accreditation and Endorsements
At NWHSU we understand that accreditation is important, and you can feel confident in receiving an education held to the highest standards.
- Northwestern Health Sciences University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (www.hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Northwestern Health Sciences University – Integrative Health and Wellbeing Coaching Course is an Approved Health and Wellness Coach Training & Education Program by the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC). Graduates of this program are eligible to apply for the HWC Certifying Examination to become National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC).
The MHS in Functional and Integrative Nutrition is designed to fulfill the current academic requirements for the Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) exam. To learn more about becoming a CNS, please visit the Board for Certification Specialists (BCNS) at www.theana.org. The program meets the current academic requirements in nutrition for the Certified Clinical Nutritionist (CCN) credential offered through the Clinical Nutrition Certification Board (CNCB). To learn more about earning your CCN, please visit www.cncb.org.
Note: Each state’s requirements for professional licensure and/or certification vary and are subject to change. Please contact the Department of Health and appropriate board in your state to confirm eligibility requirements and to determine which certification(s) or licensure(s) may be recognized for practice in your state.
Be a leader in the future of healthcare from wherever you are with our 100% online programs.
The future of health is holistic, patient-centered integrative care
Innovator in Integrative Care
Northwestern Health Sciences University strives to transform healthcare through patient-centered, evidence-based practices that optimize health and well-being and engages patients as active participants in achieving their health goals alongside their healthcare providers.
At Northwestern Health Sciences University, every resource and every course is designed for healthcare professions. Our students receive the best of both worlds: the resources of a university with the focus and individual attention of a small community, all made accessible through a fully online program.
Flexibility and Convenience
As a busy professional, you need a program that fits into your life. We have the flexibility and supportive education environment you need. With no set class or log-in times, NWSHU’s fully online model is convenient, flexible, and affordable.