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National University of Health Sciences

National University of Health Sciences
Motto Esse Quam Vederi
Established 1906
Type Private
President Joseph P.D. Stiefel
Dean Robert Shiel, Daniel Strauss, Randy Swenson, Jenna Glenn, Daniel Driscoll, Theodore Johnson, Gregory Cramer
Location Lombard, Illinois, United States
Colors Maroon and Goldenrod          
Nickname National, NUHS, National University
Mascot Cyggey the Swan

National University of Health Sciences is a four-year, private not-for-profit higher education institution located in the Chicago, Illinois suburbs. NUHS offers degree programs in chiropractic, naturopathic medicine, acupuncture, Chinese medicine and biomedical sciences. The university also offers certificate programs for massage therapy and chiropractic assistants.[1]


  • History 1
  • Publications 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


National University of Health Sciences was founded as the "National School of Chiropractic" by John Fitz Allen Howard in 1906 in Davenport, Iowa.[2] In 1908, the school moved to Chicago, because its founder desired a more scientifically rigorous academic culture. Another reason that Howard relocated to the Chicago area was that he received an agreement allowing his students to have access to anatomical study of cadavers at the nearby Cook County Hospital.

After being chartered and incorporated by the State of Illinois, the college's first home was on Congress Street across from Presbyterian Hospital. In 1920, the college's enrollment had grown to such an extent that it needed a larger facility, so it purchased a five-story building at 20 N. Ashland and the name was changed to "The National College of Chiropractic." In 1927, the college established its first clinic, the "Chicago General Health Service," which remained in operation until 2008.

In 1942, the college became a not-for-profit educational and research institution under the corporate laws of Illinois and the United States Department of the Treasury governing tax-exempt institutions.

In 1963, National relocated its campus to Lombard, Illinois in suburban Chicago where it remains today.[3] In 1968, the Chiropractic Institute of New York was merged into National.[4] In 2000, it adopted the university structure and changed its name to National University of Health Sciences. In 2009, the university entered into a partnership with St. Petersburg College, a public community college in St. Petersburg, Florida, to provide a doctor of chiropractic degree at the St. Petersburg College campus.[5][6]

The university currently operates six of its own clinics (four in Illinois, two in Florida), as well as two clinics housed by a not-for-profit outside mission organization serving transient clients.[7]


The National University of Health Sciences publishes three scientific journals for the chiropractic profession:[8]

  1. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics Selected as the official research publication of the American Chiropractic Association, JMPT is the first and only refereed, internationally and Medline indexed biomedical journal in the chiropractic profession.[9]
  2. Journal of Chiropractic Medicine Published quarterly, this peer-reviewed indexed journal meets the modern-day chiropractic physician's need for practical and cutting-edge information with concrete clinical applications. It provides a forum for information on the primary care emphasis within the chiropractic profession.[10]
  3. Journal of Chiropractic Humanities A peer-reviewed indexed journal with the primary purpose of fostering scholarly debate and interaction within the chiropractic profession regarding the humanities. The journal's objective is to create legitimate dialogue in a field where a diversity of opinion exists, and provide a professional forum for interaction on these views.[11]


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External links

  • National University of Health Sciences
  • NUHS YouTube Channel

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