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.

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).

Complete this three-session hands-on program and our online Chiropractic Sports Injuries (CCSP) program to prepare yourself to apply for the Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP®) exam offered by the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians (ACBSP®). 

The hands-on training is led by experts in the field of chiropractic sports medicine.  Learn in an interactive environment at our state-of-the-art campus. this program teaches emergency procedures, extremity adjusting and therapeutic muscle stretching and taping skills. The knowledge you can will not 

Since 1980, the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians™ (ACBSP) has led the development of sports medicine certification and has managed a world-class credentialing process that ensures certified sports chiropractors meet competency standards to effectively work with and treat athletes and those engaged in athletic activities.

Buy all three hands-on sessions for just $699 (save $51 over purchasing them separately).  

Get started on the path toward your CCSP® certification today! 

We are excited to offer this 75-hour on-line chiropractic sports injuries program. It allows you to complete the training at your own pace from home or your office. You learn from instructors with extensive teaching and clinical experience to gain the skills you need to treat sports injuries and athletes.

Complete this online program and attend our 3-session on campus sports hands-on program to become eligible to apply for the certified chiropractic sports physician (CCSP®) certification exam.

Another hands-on program will be offered in Fall. Learn emergency procedures, extremity adjusting, therapeutic muscle stretching, athletic and Kinesiology taping. Click here for more information!

Buy the online program for $2250 and save $375 (vs. buying each session separately).  Select 'Check all' and select the "Buy all 9 sessions" option in pricing below each course to get this discount.

Complete this program to become eligible to apply for the Certified Chiropractic Sport Physician (CCSP) exam offered by the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians, visit www.ACBSP.com for details about board certification.

CCSP exam registration is now open! You have until April 1, 2021 to register.  Click here for 2021 CCSP Written Exam Registration. 

Today, more than ever before, employers are calling upon experts in employee health and injury prevention to help with cost containment of health expenditures. To prepare you for the successful delivery of on-site services to business and industry, take our three session online certificate program. You will become specially trained to help employers maintain employee health and reduce the alarming rate of work-related neuromusculoskeletal disorders.

This three session, 30-hour online certificate program is taught by Chad Henriksen DC, DACBOH; Elizabeth L. Auppl, and Joseph J. Sweere DC, DABCO, DACBOH, seasoned experts in the occupational health field.

Iowa State Law requires Chiropractic Assistants to have documented training in the operation of various active physiotherapy (rehabilitation) procedures. The training is appropriate for any chiropractic assistant who performs or wants to perform these procedures. You'll take real life skills back to your practice. A substantial set of notes is included with this course.In addition, under the direct supervision of a doctor of chiropractic licensed in the State of Iowa, the chiropractic assistant must be taught how to use, and demonstrate competency in the operation of various active physiotherapy (rehabilitation) procedures. The total amount of time for training and demonstrating competency on all equipment shall be no less than six (6) hours. Upon receipt of the practical skills documentation form a certificate will be issued.

The Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner (CCEP) seminar series presents practical, objective-based solutions for treating the body's extremities. The series will teach you how diagnosis and treatment is made simple through understanding the biomechanical functions of each joint. Our instructors incorporate current and past clinical findings into the discussion and demonstrate proper diagnosis and technique, provide plenty of time for hands-on practice, and work to facilitate a highly interactive course format in this intensive seminar series.

The chiropractic profession often stresses the importance of nerve interference in the spine, but neglects the impact it has on the extremities. Our simplified and complete process utilizes muscle tests as indicators for adjusting and providing instant feedback for patients.
We are proud to have partnered with over 1,550 fully certified CCEPs over the last 25 years and boast CCEP certified chiropractors in nearly every U.S. state and many countries across the world. We would love to welcome you as a CCEP should you choose to elevate your practice through all seven extremity adjusting seminars.

While these seminars teach some of the “textbook” information behind the process, the real value is in the way our many instructors’ focus on a hands-on approach to adjusting. In this, they teach you how to efficiently and effectively implement extremity adjusting and muscle testing methods into your daily practice and through such, help improve the lives of your patients.

Buy the entire program at once and save $350!  

This course adheres to federal administrative laws as set forth in 49 CFR Part 40.

Part 1 is a six (6) hour online course you will complete on Moodle, our learning management system.  It covers the training and competencies for the Department of Transportation (DOT) Drug and Alcohol Technician requirements.  

Part 2 of this program is a two (2) hour face-to-face online meeting with the instructor to demonstrate proficiency in the testing process of mock collections.  IMPORTANT: This step is required by the DOT in order for you to legally provide this service in your office.

After you complete part 1 of the training, you must set up and complete Part 2 within 30 days.  Upon successful completion of both parts you should be able to:

  1. Fulfill federal requirements for completing an instructional course and demonstrating proficiencies to operate within the DOT testing industry.
  2. Earn your certification to perform these services in your office.
  3. Understand how to maintain compliance with Federal 49 CFR Part 40.
  4. Understand the needs in the combined workforce for testing and outreach to industry and business as a certified drug and alcohol testing professional.
  5. Understand the public health problem of substance and alcohol use and addiction in the U.S.


As per course content, saliva and breath specimen collection are approved methods for screening for the presence of alcohol. 


Saliva: The "DOT Supply Kit" which contains the Alco Screen 02 single device, two test forms and a urine specimen kit that you will use during your mock collection demonstration of proficiency with the course instructor.   To order call the University Campus Store at 952-885-5416. It cost $5.00 plus shipping.


A breath screening device can be purchased through a vendor of your choice.  They are available from Amazon (see links below), Wal-Mart or CVS Pharmacy.  Prices fluctuate between $85-$150 per device.  These are the devices approved for use within the DOT's testing program:

  1. AlcoHawk (various models include PT500, Pro, etc.) breath units.  Instructor's rating: 5 star
  2. AlcoMate models Prestige 6000 or 7000 breathalyzer.  Instructor's rating: 4.5 star
  3. BacTrack S80 breath unit.  Instructor's rating: 5 star

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.


Iowa State Law requires chiropractic assistants to have documented training in passive physiotherapies (i.e. hot packs, cold packs, ultrasound, diathermy, electrotherapies, etc.).

However, the training is appropriate for any chiropractic assistant who performs or wants to perform these therapies. You learn real life skills to take back to your practice.

A substantial set of notes is included with the online course.In addition, under the direct supervision of a doctor of chiropractic licensed in the State of Iowa, the chiropractic assistant must be taught how to use, and demonstrate competency in the operation of various pieces of physiotherapy equipment used in the chiropractic practice for not less than six (6) hours. Upon receipt of the skills documentation form a certificate will be issued.