Courses

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.


5 CE hours, Limited Live Stream, May 30-June 1, 2024, Thurs, 10:45am-12pm, Fri, 8:15am-12:15pm, Sat, 4:30-5pm
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.


9.5 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.
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.


20 CE Hours, incl. 1 PB, 3 X-ray, 2 WI Nutrition, On campus, June 21-23, 2024, Fri, 1pm-6:40pm, Sat, 9am-6pm, Sun, 8am-1:40pm., Auditorium
This course is designed to provide participants with solid foundation in the integration of acupuncture and herbal medicine for the treatment of chronic constipation.


2 PDAs, Live Webinar, Sat, June 15, 2024, 2pm-4pm (CST)
This course covers current information from the sleep industry, acupuncture and other alternative health options to treat insomnia and other common sleep disorders. Normal and abnormal sleep patterns are reviewed. Contemporary biomedical treatment and acupuncture/herbal treatments are covered specifically for insomnia.


2 CE hours. 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.
Adrenal fatigue (technically called hypoadrenia and hypoadrenalism) has been one of our most prevalent yet rarely diagnosed conditions for the last 50 years.


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.
Join us on campus for this special collaboration between AMTA-MN Chapter and NWHSU. You can attend one of two cadaver lab workshops that focuses on superficial to deep myofascial relationships and peripheral neurology, and the AMTA-MN General meeting.


2 CE hours, On campus, May 18, 2024, Workshop 1: 9am-11am, AMTA General Meeting (no CE): 11:30-12:25pm, Workshop 2: 12:30pm-2:30pm., Room 109 (Anatomy Lab)
The overall goal of this course is to introduce cognitive ergonomics to the practicing Doctor of Chiropractic. While Doctor of Chiropractic are fully aware of traditional practice of musculoskeletal ergonomics, many may not be aware of the opportunities to work in cognitive ergonomics and/or collaborate with other disciplinary experts.


3 hours. 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. Online Anytime.
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.


33.5 Hours, On Demand Online, May 13 - Aug 11, 2024. Take on your own schedule
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.


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This online course provides an overview of auricular therapy history and its application in palliative care.


4 PDAs. This course has been approved by NCCAOM until 11/30/24.
Degenerative joint disease is a very common abnormality (diagnosis), therefore, we forget to appreciate its clinical implications when treating our patients.


3 CE hours (X-ray). 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.
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. 

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)
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, 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
Learn basic biomechanics, neurology, examination procedures, indicators, and adjusting protocols for the most commonly seen subluxation pattern of the foot. 


2 CE hours. 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.
Learn to recognize and identify signs and symptoms of sport concussion and intracranial hematoma. Understand the difference between them.  Recognize the most common facial injuries in sport.


4 CE hours. 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.
The purpose of this course is to provide doctors of chiropractic with training regarding professional boundaries and ethics in sports chiropractic, integrity in sport policy as adopted by the IOC and FICS, and the sports medicine team. 


3 CE hours (includes 1 professional boundaries). 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.
The purpose of this course is to provide doctors of chiropractic with training in sports imaging, as it applies to your evaluation, treatment and management of sport related injuries.


6 X-ray hours. 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.

The purpose of this course is to provide doctors of chiropractic with training in the functional evaluation, restorative treatment and active management of sport related injuries to the spine and extremities. 



12 CE hours. 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.
The purpose of this course is to provide doctors of chiropractic with training in the evaluation, treatment and management of lower extremity injuries in sports.  Common lower extremity conditions seen in sport will be discussed along with the pathoanatomy, biomechanics, epidemiology, acute management and chronic management of these conditions. 


12 CE hours. 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.
The purpose of this course is to provide doctors of chiropractic with training in the evaluation, treatment and management of upper extremity injuries in sports. Common upper extremity conditions seen in sport will be discussed along with the pathoanatomy, biomechanics, epidemiology, acute management and chronic management of these conditions. 


12 CE hours. 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.

The purpose of this course is to provide doctors of chiropractic with training in the evaluation, treatment and management of spine injuries in sports.



8 CE Hours. 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.
This course will cover basic principles of exercise physiology, team physiology (working as part of an integrated healthcare team), modalities in sport, photobiomodulation in healthcare (LASER), and strength & conditioning for the sports chiropractor.


12 CE hours. 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.
This course will cover special sports populations including: Paralympic athletes, female athletes, transgender athletes, senior athletes, pediatric athletes.


6 CE hours. 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.
Gain a general and working understanding of Cranio-Sacral therapy, including hand placement, palpation and evaluation, as well as indications and contraindications for use.


12 CE Hours, On campus, May 10-11, 2024, Fri, 5pm-9pm, Sat, 9am-6pm, Room 15 (12 Massage 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)
Get the training you need to qualify to sit for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrations (FMCSA) required Certified Medical Examiner (CME) exam. Offer DOT physical exams in your office.


8 CE hours. Online courses are available for 365 days from date of purchase. CE credit (if applicable) is earned in the calendar year the course is completed.
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 (one hour lunch on your own)., Lecture Room 6
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.
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, May 9, 2024, Thurs, 12:30-2:30 pm (CT)
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).
Join us for this 12-hour webinar specifically designed for doctors of chiropractic who practice in Indiana. Includes the 4 risk management hours you need for license renewal.


12 CE Hours (incl. 4 risk mgmt.), Live Stream, May 18-19, 2024, Sat, 8am-4pm, Sun, 8am-12pm (ET)
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)
The 21st Century is ushering in a new era of nutritional science, demonstrating the astonishing power of nutrition to benefit human health. In this new understanding, the search for the Fountain of Youth is no longer a fairy tale.


2 CE hours. 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.
A study in the leading hypertension journal concluded that correction of atlas misalignment led to a significant lowering of blood pressure in some patients with hypertension.


4 CE hours. 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.
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)
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.
Explore thoracic outlet syndromes and attempt to understand their causes and role chiropractic adjustive procedures can play in their treatment. Learn the identification and correction options for the anterior cervical subluxation.


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.
This course will provide an introduction and overview to professional networking in occupational health and applied ergonomics (OH&AE). Doctor of Chiropractic completing this module will be able to recognize the range of practicing OSH&AE professionals, and describe the venues and opportunities to network, collaborate and strengthen services through relationships with others in the professions.


3 hours. 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. Online Anytime.
Every day practitioners treat a myriad of seemingly unrelated imbalances. Some patients respond while others do not despite correct diagnosis and proper treatment.


2 CE hours. 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.
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.


6 hours online, 6 hours practical in office. 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.
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. 


6 hours online, 6 hours practical in office. 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.

Inappropriate workplace planning and design results in significant human suffering and economic losses. The vast majority of workplace ergonomic disorders involve the neuromusculoskeletal (NMS) system. 



10 CE hours. 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.

Today's employers are calling upon experts in employee health and injury prevention to help with cost containment of health expenditures. This course provides expertise for professionals who provide consultation to employers for the maintenance of employee health and reduce the high rate of work-related neuromusculoskeletal (NMS) disorders.



10 CE hours. 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.

Clinicians who provide occupational health services must be cognizant of the wide variety of local, state and federal guidelines that regulate employers and the consultants they engage.



10 CE hours. 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.
This ground breaking seminar delves into the pivotal role of mitochondria in enhancing overall health, energy and wellness.


12 CE hours, Atlanta, GA, May 17-18, 2024, Fri, 12pm-6:45pm, Sat, 8am-2:45pm
This ground breaking seminar delves into the pivotal role of mitochondria in enhancing overall health, energy and wellness.


12 CE hours, Live Stream, May 17-18, 2024, Fri, 12pm-6:45pm, Sat, 8am-2:45pm
Get an overview of security and privacy rules in a digital age with a focus on social media. Learn how to improve digital privacy for yourself and your patients.


1 CE Hour. Online Anytime. 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.
Businesses in the U.S. use and store commonly used hazardous substances including acids, pesticides, glues, metals, paint, adhesives, disinfects and more. Learn how to help companies you work with protect employees from incurring illness or injury through communication, education, and by reducing exposure to potentially harmful chemicals. In addition, learn about hazardous materials that your own staff might be exposed to.


3 hours. 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. Online Anytime.
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)
Aging baby boomers are flooding into our offices looking for the latest and greatest supplements,lotions and potions to slow down and hopefully reverse the effects of getting older.


4 CE hours. 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.
Elevate your understanding of the significant role the chiropractor can play in the prevention of falls in aging adults. Summarize the latest science related to aging and injury prevention.


2 CE hours. 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.

Each of the cases the student will participate in detection of the finding, description of the abnormality, selecting the diagnosis and making decisions regarding imaging and clinical follow-up.  This is a very interactive course.

 


3 CE hours (X-ray). 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.
Explore real life sport injuries from inside the body. Dr. Rich will lead you through some case histories so you can see first hand how sports related injury affects the bones and is interrupted thru X-ray.


3 CE hours (X-ray). 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.
Take this interactive course and work-up a clinical case involving an injury to the shoulder in an "A" level men's volleyball player. 


2 CE hours. 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.
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, Greenville, SC, April 20-21, 2024, Sat, 12pm-6pm, Sun, 8am-2pm
This is an intensive 6-hour class dedicated to the female patient. This women's health online course is designed to educate you about the diagnosis, management and treatment of common acute, chronic, routine and preventative medical issues encountered in a gynecology and obstetrics practice.


6 CE Hours. Online anytime. This course is available for 365 days from date of purchase.
Integrating neurobiology's 5 Steps of the Self-Protective Response and the framework of Polyvagal Theory in the context of the Shen Cycle will illuminate diagnostic information and treatment room skills that will revolutionize your practice, your service to your patients, and your contribution to the healing of our world.


14 PDAs, On campus, Room 211, April 27-28, 2024, Sat 9am-5:30pm, Sun 9am-5:30pm., Room 211 (9 massage tables)
This course is a practical, concise and encompassing look at low back pain. It will give you multiple ways to think about and treat low back pain using acupuncture.


2 CE Hours (acupuncture). Online courses are available for 365 days from date of purchase. CE credit (if applicable) is earned in the calendar year the course is completed.
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.


12 CE hours, Pittsburgh, PA, June 15-16, 2024, Sat, 8am-5:30pm, Sun, 8am-12:15pm
AcuSport Education brings you a hands-on workshop that focuses on the identification, palpation, and needling of myofascial trigger points associated with the head, neck, and shoulder.


16 PDA, On campus, May 11-12, 2024, Sat, 8am-5pm, Sun, 8am-5pm. 1 hour lunch on your own each day., Room 209/211 (18 massage tables)
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).
In this new 8-hour one-day presentation, Dr. Silverman, a laser expert, leads you through the latest developments in a comprehensive approach to treatment.


8 CE hours, Chicago, IL, May 11, 2024, Sat, 8am-5:30pm
Health and safety within the workplace environment has many complexities regardless the industry type. This course builds the Occupational DC's knowledge base and understanding of OSHA requirements placed on the employer and how the design and delivery of chiropractic services assist the employer for compliance to mandates.


6 hours. 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. Online Anytime.
A preservation of timeless key information by the late renowned Dr. Joseph J. Sweere surrounding the role of the Occupational-minded Doctor of Chiropractic in consulting with local businesses for the health and safety of the workforce.


8 hours. 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. Online Anytime.
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.

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).

The goal of this on-demand, online 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, they build upon each other by following a simple framework of thinking using the acronym (STAMP) that helps 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. 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.

You will receive instant access to the course content after you register. The content is on demand so you can complete it at your own pace. CE hours are granted once you successfully pass the final exam given at the end of each 12 hour session. If you don't pass a final exam on your first attempt, no worries, you can revisit the course content and retake the final exam until you receive a passing score.

 

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.

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.

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 most of 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 on campus sports hands-on courses to become eligible to apply for the certified chiropractic sports physician (CCSP®) certification exam.  Learn emergency procedures, kineisology taping extremity adjusting, and therapeutic muscle stretching, 

Buy the entire 75 hour online program for $2250 (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.

Click here more information about the CCSP Written Exam

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 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.

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.