Advance Your Career in Natural Healthcare

Earn Your Degree 100% Online

By submitting this form, I consent to Northwestern Health Sciences University contacting me by telephone, text, short message service (SMS), and email regarding educational programs and services. I understand that these calls may be generated using automated technology and that message and data rates may apply, for which I will be solely financially responsible. I may revoke this consent at any time by providing us with proper notification.

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 (, an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

The MHS in Functional and Integrative Nutrition program and the MHS in Integrative Care – Integrative Health Coaching specialization are designed to meet the National Board of Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC) criteria to earn the (NBC-HWC) certified health coach credential. We are working closely with the board to adhere to the requirements necessary to be an approved training program and qualify our graduates to sit for the National Board Examination.

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 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

AHNCC National Certification: American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation (AHNCC) recognizes that the NWHS University-based program: Master of Health Science in Integrative Care is aligned with a philosophy grounded in whole person-centered, relationship-based, equitable holistic integrative care. With that understanding, AHNCC accepts these academic hours for applicants seeking AHNCC National Certification and certificants who need educational content to meet the continuing competency hours required for recertification of the holistic nursing or nurse coaching credentials.

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, person-centered integrative care

Innovator in Integrative Care

Northwestern Health Sciences University strives to transform healthcare through person-centered, evidence-informed 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 educational environment you need. With no set class or log-in times, NWSHU’s fully online model is convenient, flexible, and affordable.

Question: Why Northwestern Health Sciences University Online?

More Questions

Answer: When you choose Northwestern Health Sciences University, you are choosing a community of healthmakers and changemakers working together to imagine and deliver the future of healthcare. For over 80 years, we’ve been educating people through our on-campus and hybrid offerings. Our online platform helps us make this life-changing education accessible to a wider population of future leaders.

Advance in your career and help shape the future of healthcare. Get started on your online degree today.