Northwestern Health Sciences University

Overview

At a Glance

School type

Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above

Faculty

135 Faculty Members | 9:01 student faculty ratio

Religious affliation

Not applicable

Mission Statement

The mission of Northwestern Health Sciences University is to advance and promote natural approaches to health through education, research, clinical services and community involvement.

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cost & financial aid

Annual tuition & fees

Undergraduate

In state

$11,700

Out of state

$11,700
Graduate

In state

$13,097

Out of state

$13,097

Financial Aid: Undergraduates

Received financial aid
100%
Did not receive aid
0%
Type of aid % of students recieving aid Average amount
Federal grants 60.0% $6,536
State/local grants 60.0% $1,025
Institutional grants 60.0% $1,742
Loans 80.0% $9,792

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Academics

Most Popular Undergraduate majors

  • Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other
  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Full List of Majors

Undergraduate Majors X

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
    • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
      • A general program of biology at the introductory, basic level or a program in biology or the biological sciences that is undifferentiated as to title or content. Includes instruction in general biology and programs covering a variety of biological specializations. See other colleges that offer this major
  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS
    • Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Other
    • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
      • A program that prepares individuals to administer prescribed courses of radiation treatment, manage patients undergoing radiation therapy, and maintain pertinent records. Includes instruction in applied anatomy and physiology, oncologic pathology, radiation biology, radiation oncology procedures and techniques, radiation dosimetry, tumor localization, treatment planning, patient communication and management, data collection, record-keeping, and applicable standards and regulations. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
      • A program that prepares individuals, under the supervision of clinical laboratory scientists/medical technologists, to perform routine medical laboratory procedures and tests and to apply preset strategies to record and analyze data. Includes instruction in general laboratory procedures and skills; laboratory mathematics; medical computer applications; interpersonal and communications skills; and the basic principles of hematology, medical microbiology, immunohematology, immunology, clinical chemistry, and urinalysis. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other
    • Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage
      • A program that prepares individuals to provide relief and improved health and well-being to clients through the application of manual techniques for manipulating skin, muscles, and connective tissues. Includes instruction in Western (Swedish) massage, sports massage, myotherapy/trigger point massage, myofascial release, deep tissue massage, cranio-sacral therapy, reflexology, massage safety and emergency management, client counseling, practice management, applicable regulations, and professional standards and ethics. See other colleges that offer this major
  • SCIENCE TECHNOLOGIES/TECHNICIANS
    • Industrial Radiologic Technology/Technician
      • A program that prepares individuals to apply scientific principles and technical skills to the operation of industrial and research testing equipment using radioisotopes. Includes instruction in x-ray analysis of materials, nondestructive testing and inspection of materials, and continuous measurement of paper or metal thickness. See other colleges that offer this major

Most Popular Graduate programs

  • Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
  • Clinical Nutrition/Nutritionist
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Graduate ProgramsX

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS
    • Clinical Nutrition/Nutritionist
      • A program that prepares individuals to apply the principles of dietetics and the biomedical and nutrition sciences to design and manage effective nutrition programs as part of clinical treatment and therapy programs, and to manage health care facility food services. Includes instruction in human nutrition, nutrient metabolism, the role of foods and nutrition in health promotion and disease prevention, nutrition as a treatment regime, planning and directing hospital food service programs, diet and nutrition analysis and planning, supervision of food storage and preparation, special diets, client education, and professional standards and regulations. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
      • A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of acupuncture, a Chinese system of health care and healing based on the use of pulse diagnosis, acupuncture point selection, and needle insertion, as well as herbs and other Asian treatment modalities. Includes instruction in basic Western medical sciences, Asian philosophy, Chinese medical anatomy and physiology, Chinese herbs, diagnostic techniques, patient observation and communication, acupuncture points and point selection, acupuncture techniques, acupuncture treatment of disease, pain management, practice management, and professional standards and ethics. Examples: [Acupuncture], [Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine], [Oriental Medicine] See other colleges that offer this major

Types of Degrees Offered

  • Certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Doctoral degree
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Admissions

Application Fee

Undergraduate
$50
Graduate
$50
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Student Life

Student Demographics

Female Students
61%
Male Students
39%

Student Ethnicities
  1. Not Specified47.0%
  2. Caucasian38.34%
  3. Two Or More Ethnicities7.32%
  4. Black2.56%
  5. Asian1.86%
  6. Hispanic/Latino1.68%
  7. American Indian/Alaska Native1.24%

Student body breakdown

Total students enrolled

1,277

Undergraduate students

490

Graduate students

787

Attendance breakdown

Full time
60%
Part time
40%

Student services

  • Meal plan
  • Counseling services
  • Remedial services
  • Work-study
  • Placement services
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening classes
  • On-campus day care for student's children
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