University of Western States

University of Western States

University of Western States, founded in 1904, offers a world-class, integrated health care education focused on evidence-informed practices. Graduates are equipped to provide high-quality health care that combines scientific knowledge, professional expertise, and the unique needs and preferences of each patient or client.

Located in Portland, Oregon, UWS is the second oldest chiropractic educational program in the world. The university is at the forefront of a holistic approach to health care, recognizing the importance of addressing the whole person. By delivering comprehensive and integrated curricula that are rooted in current research and best practices, UWS empowers its students to become leaders in their chosen field.


Students Educated Annually


Degree and Certificate Programs


Oldest Chiropractic Program in the World


International Students

For the Good of the Patient

UWS embraces a patient-centered approach to comprehensive and personalized care that empowers patients to actively participate in their own health journey.

Whole Health Clinic
A university-run clinic gives students hands-on experience while offering patients a range of services in a collaborative environment where practitioners take a wholistic approach to care.
Evidence-Informed Care
As a leader in health sciences education, UWS provides evidence-informed curricula grounded in current research, best practices, and integration of compassion into competent patient-centered care.
System Growth
UWS is the most recent institution to join The Community Solution, bringing a fresh perspective and approach that further strengthens our commitment to preparing qualified, compassionate practitioners.
Joining The Community Solution has been incredible for University of Western States. The partnership has opened opportunities to enhance our programs and expand our reach, all while maintaining our commitment to evidence-based, integrated health care education. Together we can shape the future of health care education in innovative and meaningful ways.”
– Joseph Brimhall, DC, FICC, President, University of Western States