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University of Western States



8000 NE Tillamook Street Portland 97213 United States


About us

University of Western States (UWS) offers a world-class, integrated health care education and provides an evidence-informed approach to health and wellness. Our graduates deliver high-quality health care based on science, the professional’s skill and knowledge, and the preferences and experiences of the patient or client.

The university is at the forefront of an emerging, whole-person philosophy of health care by offering a variety of health and wellness educational programs. As a leader in health sciences education since 1904, UWS provides integrated, evidence-informed curricula grounded in our dedication to current research and practices. The commitment spans all of our graduate and professional programs: chiropractic care; naturopathic medicine; human nutrition and functional medicine; sport and performance psychology; clinical mental health counseling; and sports medicine.

University of Western States is an affiliate of the nonprofit TCS Education System, which features a network of fellow nonprofit institutions, each backed by a model of education that prepares socially responsible professionals in applied fields such as education, psychology, and law. Other TCS Education System affiliates include The Chicago School, Pacific Oaks College, The Santa Barbara & Ventura Colleges of Law, Saybrook University, Pacific Oaks Children’s School, and Kansas Health Science Center.

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