Courses

Join us for a weekend of engaging presentations! The seminar offers 20 CE hours and includes 1 professional boundaries hour, 2 nutrition hours, and 3 X-ray hours. On campus June 21-23, 2024. Details coming soon!


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We offer the American Heart Association's BLS for Healthcare Providers Course which is designed to train you in the lifesaving skills of both CPR and AED use, and relief of choking based on the 2020 American Heart Association Guidelines. 

This ICPA course will provide you with the tools and systems to create a successful practice congruent with the traditional values of chiropractic philosophy in a contemporary application of chiropractic technique.


On Campus, 12 CE Hours, July 13-14, 2024, Sat, 8:30am-5:30pm, Sun, 8am -12pm, Room 26
In this 6-hour session, we will review documentation and coding requirements for the most common presenting conditions seen in a chiropractic office so you can avoid doing it incorrectly.


6 CE hours, On campus, April 6, 2024, Sat, 8am-2pm, Lecture Room 6
In this hands-on workshop, you will explore the spinal and cranial adjusting techniques that can be implemented into your current practice paradigm.


On Campus, 12 CE Hours, March 23 - 24, 2024, Sat,8:30am-5:30pm, Sun, 8am -12pm, Room 26
Get the hands-on, in person training you need to qualify to sit for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) required Certified Medical Examiner (CME) test.


8 CE hours, May 4, 2024, Sat, 8am-5pm., Lecture Room 6
As the number one chiropractic association focusing on expanding chiropractic laws in Florida, FCPA offers many important services to the modern DC, including exceptional continuing education classes. Chiropractic continuing education is one of the paramount functions of the FCPA.


24 CE hours, Kissimmee, FL, Feb. 23-25, 2024, Fri, 1pm-7pm, Sat, 8am-7pm, Sun, 8am-5pm
As the number one chiropractic association focusing on expanding chiropractic laws in Florida, FCPA offers many important services to the modern DC, including exceptional continuing education classes. Chiropractic continuing education is one of the paramount functions of the FCPA.


20 CE Hours (incl. 2 PB, 2 Risk Mgmt, 6 Documentation, 2 FL Law), Live Webinar, May 17-19, 2024, Fri, 1pm-7pm, Sat, 10am-6pm, Sun, 9am-3pm (ET).
Graston Technique (GT) therapy is an advanced form of instrument-assisted, soft tissue mobilization, which incorporates the use of six specially designed stainless steel instruments. 


12 CE Hours, On campus, March 9-10, 2024, Sat, 8:30am-5pm, Sun, 8am-1pm, Room 203 (12 chiropractic Tables)
Dr. Brock's extensive knowledge of neurology, functional medicine, regenerative medicine, laboratory intervention and nutrition support proves vital as he focuses on maximizing musculoskeletal and joint health.


12 CE hours, Feb. 16-17, 2024, Charlotte, NC, Fri, 1pm-7:30pm, Sat, 8am-2:30pm
Dysfunction and structural imbalances in the lower body can create problems throughout the rest of the human body - including the back, neck, shoulders, ribs, and jaw.


15 CE hours, On campus, 26-27-28, Feb 24-25, 2024, Sat, 8am-6pm, Sun, 8am-1:45pm, Room 26
Proper nerve function is required for optimum human performance, especially in the shoulder, arm and hands.


15 CE hours, On campus, 26-27-28, March 16-17, 2024, Sat, 8am-6pm, Sun, 8am-1:45pm, Room 26
The cranial bones and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) have a powerful influence on our neurology, posture, movement, digestion, immune system, and more.


15 CE hours, On campus, 26-27-28, April 13-14, 2024, Sat, 8am-6pm, Sun, 8am-1:45pm, Room 26
This session will develop a practical understanding of the potential causes of the Vertebral Subluxation Complex (VSC) and the negative effects it has on the body.


On Campus, 12 CE Hours, May 18-19, 2024, Sat, 8:30am-5:30pm, Sun, 8am -12pm, Room 26
Learn to prevent boundary crossing behavior, either personal or financial, and ways you can preserve the professional doctor/patient relationship.


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During the 2023 Rocky Mountain Conference, we will discuss the impact that inflammation has on the chronic disease crisis we are facing.


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Cupping therapy is an effective modality that is gaining increasing attention after advocacy by celebrities and sports stars. The safe application of this technique, however, requires knowledge and skill.


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In the course you will learn to explore the relationship between the adaptive neurological responses when exposed to environmental and subconscious stimuli and the effect it has on physical, emotional and physiological responses.


12 CE hours, Albany, NY, March 2-3, 2024, Sat, Noon-6pm, Sun, 8am-2pm.
12 CE hours, Greenville, SC, April 20-21, 2024, Sat, 12pm-6pm, Sun, 8am-2pm
You'll come away with a thorough understanding of new functional medicine strategies for treating neuroinflammation, autoimmunity, and the neurological impacts of long COVID.


6 CE hours, Delta Hotel by Marriott, Northglenn, CO, April 20, 2024, Sat, 8am-3pm (1 hour lunch included).
An individual's health trajectory is influenced by a variety of factors-from the environment that surrounds them to the unique genetic and biochemical expressions of their DNA.


15.75 CE hours (in person), 5 CE hours (limited live stream), May 30-June 1, 2024, Las Vegas, NV, Thurs, 10:45am-6pm, Fri, 8am-6pm, Sat, 8am-6pm.
If you have a nutrition-based, integrative or functional medicine-focused practice, you will want to spend this full education day with Dr. Kristi to ensure that you are using all the resources you have at your fingertips to get the best clinical results you can achieve.


7 CE Hours, May 4, 2024, AC Hotel by Marriot Downtown, 110 N. Tracy Ave, Bozeman, MT 59715, Sat, 8:30am-5:30pm.
The era of "anti-aging" is alive and well and has been progressing rapidly over the past 5-10 years as consumers are looking for support to age gracefully.


9.5 CE hours, May 3-4, 2024, Holiday Inn Sioux Falls - City Centre, 100 W 8th St, Sioux Falls, SD 57104, Fri, 5:30-9pm, Sat, 8am-3:30pm
Getting great results with your practice members using a functional medicine care model doesn't have to require a PhD in nutrition, thousands of hours of study, or a complete rearranging of your schedule.


9 CE hours, March 23-24, 2024, Lady J's Event Center, 930 N. Griffin St, Bismarck, ND, 58501, Fri, 5:30pm-8pm, Sat, 8am-4:30pm.
Getting great results with your practice members using a functional medicine care model doesn't have to require a PhD in nutrition, thousands of hours of study, or a complete rearranging of your schedule.


9.5 CE hours, May 3-4, 2024, West Des Monies Marriott, 1250 Jordan Crk Pkwy W, Des Moines, IA, 50266, Fri, 5pm-8:30pm, Sat, 7am-4pm.
Poor health is forcing more and more people every year to give up activities they used to live for. This seminar will help you understand and communicate which nutrition and lifestyle strategies are best for each patient.


7 CE hours, Mankato, MN, Courtyard by Marriott, 901 Raintree Rd, 56001, March 2, 2024, 9am-5pm (Coffee and registration 8am-9am).

Certificate Programs

The goal of this 48 hour Nutrition program is to provide the practitioner a complete Nutritional System that will provide you the knowledge and confidence to help your patients IMMEDIATELY. Though each session is a stand alone, each session will build upon each other by following a simple framework of thinking using a simple acronym (STAMP) that will help guide you through a thought process that is quick and efficient.

This simple yet effective framework will guide you through patient history, questionnaires, lab testing, physical exams, diets and lots of detailed protocols. In addition, during the length of the series all attendees will have access to a private online community with direct access to Dr. Sefcik, as well as other attendees to help support each other as you implement this nutritional system.

This the the ultimate nutritional system that you have been waiting for. Who should attend? All health professionals and office staff. It's critical to have everyone in the office on the same page to more effectively implement this simple system.

Wisconsin Doctors of Chiropractic:  Completing this program meets the requirements of the Wisconsin DSPS to allow you to offer nutritional counseling in your office.  You need to attend all 4 sessions and pass the exam offered at each session.  Once you complete the training and pass the exams, visit this page https://dsps.wi.gov/Credentialing/Health/fm2761.pdf to complete the forms the state needs from you to become certified.  You should complete form 2761 and mail it to the board with the fee.  Form 2762 should be completed and emailed to jbell@nwhealth.edu who will complete the form for you and email it directly to the state on your behalf.

PLEASE NOTE: In order to take advantage of the student scholarship, you need to be a currently enrolled NWHSU student and attend all 4 courses (all 48 hours).

This four session 102 hour hybrid program provides doctors of chiropractic and T5+ chiropractic students the opportunity to learn the technique of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) adjunctive therapies in levels of progression. Each session incorporates classroom and laboratory practicum to advance your acupuncture knowledge and clinical application skills.  It offers an overview and basic training in acupuncture theory, techniques and traditional Chinese medical adjunctive therapies. 

In order to qualify for the NBCE acupuncture exam and use acupuncture as a adjunct therapy, you must complete this program in its entirety, and succesfully pass all of the examinations.

After each weekend course is succssfully completed, an official CE transcript is emailed confirming hours of attendance. You must complete all the coursework to earn your CE hours. This means attending each session in its entirety, completing online course content, and passing online course exams associated with each session.  In addition, to earn the final 102 hour Certificate of Completion, you must pass both the final written and practical examinations. There are no exceptions.

HOURS: 102 hours total - 22 hours online and 80 hours on campus.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES:
At the completion of the program, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) theory.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in identifying and needling common acupuncture points.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in applying acupuncture and TCM theory to clinical compliants and conditions.
  • Confidently incorporate acupuncture in the treatment of common and complex clinical conditions.

For Class:
You must come prepared to expose parts of your body so your partners can needle you and vis-versa.  Dressing rooms are available in the lab classroom. Therefore, ALWAYS bring a gown or gown top, swimsuit, shorts, or loose clothing that will allow for this.  T-back sport bras are NOT a good choice since they don’t allow easy access to the thoracic spine. 

Clean Needle Kit:
All students are required to purchase a clean needle kit.  You should purchase the kit contents prior to class from the University's TruNorth Wellnes Hub. It costs $205. The container to house all of these items must be a hard sided case to contain all supplies (i.e. tackle box like – a soft case is not acceptable) and must be purchased separately prior to class.

REQUIRED TEXTS:

  • A Manual of Acupuncture, (2nd  edition, hardcover) Peter Deadman ISBN-13: 978-0951054659
  • Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion Cheng Xinnong ISBN-13: 978-7119017587
  • The Foundations of Chinese Medicine: A Comprehensive Text for Acupuncturists & Herbalists, (3rd  edition) Giovanni Maciocia ISBN: 978-0702052163
  • Clean Needle Technique for Acupuncturists, (7th edition) - download your free copy here http://www.ccaom.org/downloads/7thEditionManualEnglishPDFVersion.pdf.

RECOMMENDED TEXTS:

  • Tongue Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine Giovanni Maciocia: ISBN: 978-0939616190?

EVALUATION:

1.  Clean Needle Technique Examination (Written & Practical)

2.  Completion of online learning course content and exams

3.  Comprehensive Final Written Examination

4.  Comprehensive Final Practical Examination

  • A score of 80% or greater is required on all examinations for successful program completion.
  • Competency in performing assigned acupuncture points must be demonstrated.
  •  If a score of 80% is not achieved, there is one opportunity for repeating the examination. 
  •  A $200 fee is assessed for all retakes (written and or practical examinations)

CRITERIA FOR CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION:

  • Attendance of all training hours (102 total hours; 20% online / 80% classroom training).
  • Successful completion of all program examinations and online content as stipulated.

STATE ELIGIBILITY:
In Minnesota, the Board of Chiropractic Examiners requires you to attend this program in its entirety (no hours earned outside this program are accepted) and pass the NBCE acupuncture exam.  If you plan to practice in another state, we recommend you check directly with your state licensing board about their eligibility requirements.

You can expect to demonstrate proficiency in lower extremity, upper extremity, core and cranial testing with a primary focus on the neuromuscular system. Learn to identify neuro-lymphatic and cranial relationships to help you more carefully diagnose and treat a variety of ailments.

Our instructor, Andrew Rostenberg, is supported by a team of applied kineisologists and team leads who will guide you through a hands-on experience filled with clinical pearls that can be applied immediately into your practice.  Applying the methods you learn will enhance the quality of care you'll provide and improve patient outcomes.

  • Hands-on experience with practical application
  • Enhanced student-to-instructor ratio

Many of today's most influential practitioners suggest the quality of their AK testing is one major component that has set them apart. 

"Mastering Applied Kinesiology has allowed me to help more people than I've ever imagined, which has created a successful and profitable practice year after year."  - Ron Ledoux, DC

PLEASE NOTE: In order to take advantage of the student scholarship, you need to be a currently enrolled NWHSU student and attend all 4 courses.