National University of Health Sciences


About National University of Health Sciences

Founded in 1906, National University of Health Sciences is a leader in the growing field of integrative medicine and is respected worldwide for success in balancing healing arts and science, combining broad-scope integrative medicine with patient-centered care.

National University sets the standard in training for careers in healthcare and provides a dynamic atmosphere where students, faculty, and clinicians of various complementary and alternative health professions work together in an integrative environment. National University offers several programs, including doctor of chiropractic (DC) and doctor of naturopathic medicine (ND) degrees, and master of science degrees in both acupuncture (MSAc) and oriental medicine (MSOM). An associate degree and certificate in massage therapy and a bachelor's degree completion program in biomedical sciences are also offered.

National University is an established champion of research, high admission standards, accreditation, and academic excellence for its professions. That's why students from across the globe choose NUHS to pursue higher education in health care.

With campus sites in both Illinois and Florida, NUHS is forging new paths within the world of healthcare, based on understanding and cooperation with medical professionals from all disciplines.

Why National?

National University of Health Sciences is the nation's premier institution for health science education. Here you'll find outstanding preparation in integrative health care professions such as chiropractic and naturopathic medicine, acupuncture and oriental medicine, massage therapy, biomedical science, and more.

Our Philosophy

At National University, a superior healthcare education starts with:

  • Evidence-Based Medicine: Diagnostic and healing modalities based on sound science and clinical research
  • Broad-Scope Curriculum: Evaluating the whole picture of a patient's health, and applying a wide range of healing modalities
  • Patient-Centered Care: Diagnosing and treating patients based on a thorough evaluation of their individual health profile and history
  • Integrative Medicine: Knowing better patient outcomes are possible when professionals from different medical specialties work together

Our Academic Superiority

National University's academic program is rigorous, uncompromising, and built on a solid foundation in the basic sciences. We maintain high admission standards for our students; for example, NUHS is the only chiropractic degree program to require a bachelor's degree. Students in the naturopathic medicine program are also required to have earned a baccalaureate degree. As a result, the student body at National University is of a higher academic caliber and our students score well above national averages on required board and licensure tests. They often become leaders in their professions, and credit National University as the reason for their confidence and success.

Our Career Preparation

As the world of healthcare moves towards integrative medicine, new opportunities are growing for complementary and alternative healthcare providers in hospitals, the military, nursing homes, and integrative care clinics. Our graduates are better positioned for these career opportunities. They are immersed in hands-on training in diagnosis and treatment methods, know how to co-manage cases with diverse specialists, and serve as a valued member of an integrative medical team.

Our History of Leadership

National University is respected worldwide as a leader in integrative medicine. A driving force for moving natural health care into mainstream medicine, we were the:

  • first to offer hospital experience to chiropractic students
  • first to push for national accreditation of chiropractic colleges
  • first to publish medically-indexed and peer-reviewed scientific journals

Whenever you see natural healthcare gaining respect, advancing to a higher standard, National University and its graduates are there.

That's how we're defining the future of integrated healthcare.



200 E. Roosevelt Road Lombard, IL
60148 Lombard, Illinois, USA

Saint Petersburg

St. Petersburg, FL area
Saint Petersburg, Florida, USA