Courses

Join us for a weekend of engaging presentations! The symposium offers 20 CE hours and includes 1 professional boundaries hour, 2 nutrition hours, and 3 X-ray hours.


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This course is designed to expand upon the training received in the core curriculum of Northwestern's Massage Therapy Program. It is only available to NWHSU massage therapy graduates.


90 CE Hours, On campus, Room TBD, Thurs, 8am-11:50am, plus 2-3 hours of didactic online coursework each week. Registration closes on 8/11/24.
Join Dr. Ben Benjamin for this 95% hands-on workshop. At this full-day training, you will learn several dozen myofascial and deep tissue muscular therapy techniques to address pain and injury in some of the most commonly injures structures of the shoulder and knee.


7 CE hours, Aug 18, 2024, Sun, 9am-5pm (1 hour lunch on your own)., Room 209 (9 massage tables)
Don't miss this opportunity to attend Dr. Benjamin's accelerated 95% hands-on course in muscular therapy for injury.


7 CE hours, Aug 17, 2024, Sat, 9am-5pm (1 hour lunch on your own), Room 209 (9 massage tables)
Learn how to improve understanding of your patients and yourself by developing narrative competence.


6 CE hours (PDA), On campus, L6, July 27, 2024, 8am-3pm., Lecture Room 6
Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP) synthesizes the latest medical research with a model of care that integrates each patient's individual history, genetics, and lifestyle factors. AFMCP equips clinicians to design effective, personalized treatments for each patient.


Online program from 9/16/24 - 12/15/24. Complete at your own pace during that time frame.
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 course provides for certification in CPR through the American Heart Association (AHA).


4 hours, On campus, Room 17, July 12, 2024, Fri, 4pm-8pm., Room 17
4 hours, On campus, Room 17, July 13, 2024, Sat, 8:30am-12:30pm, Room 17
BFR (blood flow restriction) rehab exercise, promotes muscle growth and strength. It accelerates the recovery process, leading to faster progress and improved mobility with reduced loads and strains.


6 CE Hours, On campus, L1, Sat, Nov 2, 2024, 9am-3pm, Lecture Room 1
Live streamed in Pacific time zone. Explore clinical solutions for mitochondrial and metabolic dysfunction.


16.5 CE Hours, Live Stream with IFM, Aug 16-18, 2024, Fri, 7am-4:45pm, Sat, 7am-4:50pm, Sun, 7am-12:30pm (PT)
Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) has a long history in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions; although, the benefits of laser therapy for neurological disorders, brain trauma, learning and behavioral issues is just coming to light.


12 CE Hours, Portland, ME, Sat, 9am-6:30pm, Sun, 8am-1:15pm (EST)
12 CE Hours, Austin, TX, Fri, 12pm-7pm, Sat, 8am-2:30pm
Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) has a long history in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions, although, the benefits of laser therapy for neurological disorders, brain trauma, learning and behavioral issues, is just coming to light.


12 CE hours, Live Stream, July 13-14, 2024, Sat, 9am-6:30pm, Sun, 9am-1:15pm (EST)
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
Join us for an informative 15-hour session that will cover emergency procedure and taping needs for a sports chiropractor. The main focus will be managing athletes in acute injuries on the sideline as well as taping of the upper extremity, lower extremity and the spine. This course is a requirement of our CCSP program.


15 CE hours, On campus, Nov 1-3, 2024, Fri, 5pm-9pm, Sat, 9am-5pm, Sun, 9am-2pm., Room 17
Discover the diagnostic and treatment strategies for treating athletes with extremity injuries. Hands-on demonstrations and practical exercises will be explored. This course counts toward completing our online CCSP program to qualify to sit for the CCSP exam offered by the ACBSP.


12 CE Hours, On campus, Room 203, Oct 5-6, 2024, Sat, 1pm-7pm, Sun, 8am-2pm, Room 203 (12 chiropractic Tables)
Baffled by patients who don't resolve as you'd expect? Dr. Satya Sardonicus, back by popular demand from 2024 Homecoming, will explore Cerebellar Tonsillar Ectopia, which is seen in 1 in 4 with neck pain following whiplash. Learn subtle and powerful tools to alleviate the underlying cause of devastating symptoms.


12 CE Hours, On campus, Room 27, Oct 5-6, 2024, Sat, 9:30am-5:20pm, Sun, 9:30am-2:20pm, Room 27 (15 chiropractic tables)
Learn how to appropriately integrate social media into your practice and, most importantly, review how to protect your professional image and maintain HIPAA compliance in your social media use.


1 CE hour. Online classes are available for 365 days from date of purchase. CE credit (if applicable) is earned in the calendar year the course is completed.
Great opportunity to get 24 hours in one weekend from the comfort of your home or office. This program includes a wide variety of speakers and topics - there is literally something for everyone!


24 CE hours, Live stream, Aug 9-11, 2024, Fri, 1pm-7pm. Sat, 10am-6pm, Sun, 9am-3pm (EST)
Join us for this webinar specifically designed for doctors of chiropractic who practice in Pennsylvania or Minnesota, but may also apply to doctors in approved provider states. Check with your state licensing board about webinar eligibility.


12 CE hours, Live Webinar, July 25, 2024, 8am-8pm (ET)
Learn how to practice trigger point dry needling (TrPt DN) for neuromusculoskeletal conditions. Includes hands-on practice to demonstrate your skills and get feedback from the instructor.


24 CE Hours, On campus, 209/211, Nov 15-17, 2024, Fri, 4pm-8pm, Sat, 8am-8pm, Sun, 8am-5pm, Room 209/211 (18 massage tables)
Assessing and diagnosing pelvic floor conditions appropriately in a chiropractic office is often the missing link associated with stubborn low back, pelvic or hip pain.


2 CE hours, Live webinar, Thursday, Oct 24, 2024, 12:30-2:30 pm CST
This comprehensive seminar focuses on longevity strategies for both brain and body health.


12 CE hours, San Diego, CA, Sat, 8am-5:30pm, Sun, 8am-12:15pm.
This engaging five day MLD Certification course is based on the techniques developed by Dr. Emil Vodder, Ph.D., MT. When skillfully applied, this therapeutic form of soft-tissue mobilization dramatically enhances lymph formation and promotes drainage within the superficial and deep systems of the lymph vascular network.


45 CE hours, On campus, July 12-14, 2024, Fri, 8am-5pm, Sat, 8am-5pm, Sun, 8am-5pm, July 19-21, 2024, Fri, 8am-5pm, Sat, 8am-5pm, Sun, 8am-2pm., Room 15 (12 Massage Tables)
Join us for a informative 6-hour session that will cover chiropractic radiology case studies.


6 CE Hours (X-ray), Eden Prairie, MN, Thurs, Sept 17, 2024, 8:30am-3pm.
Learn how to intentionally approach a postpartum chiropractic appointment. Early breathwork, rehabilitation and gentle exercise will also be discussed. Learn how to diagnose and treat common post-partum complaints.


2 CE hours, Webinar, Sept 19, 2024, 12:30-2:30pm (CT)
This course certifies Reiki level 2 practitioners to practice Reiki, a gentle healing technique for restoring health, treating physical pain, stimulating the body's natural healing ability, and reducing tension. Prerequisite: Reiki Level 1.


6 CE hours, On campus, room 209, Sat, Aug 3, 2024, 8am-2pm, Room 209 (9 massage tables)
Dr. Berry's expertise stems from a deep personal interest to find ways that would help him treat these conditions and improve the lives of his patients. He will take you through a patient's health history and documentation with special attention to these conditions and his treatment recommendations. He will bring together the big picture on how the central nervous system affects the many health ailments we suffer from. Come receive advanced training by and education from one of the foremost experts in the world in this field.


12 CE Hours, Des Moines, IA, Sat, 8am-5:30pm, Sun, 8am-12:15pm.
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.


12 Hours, On campus, 209/211, Sept. 7-8, 2024, Sat, 8am-6pm, Sun, 8am-12pm, Room 209/211 (18 massage tables)
In this NEW 12-hour course, Dr. Murphy will educate you about structure and function revealed through a poly-therapeutic intervention that will improve clinical outcomes.


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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 by calling 952-885-5416. It costs approx. $205. In addition, purchase a hard-sided container prior to class to house all of these items (i.e. a tackle box -  a soft sided case is not acceptable).

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 written or practical 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 before you register for our program.

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.