College of Professional Studies National University of Health Sciences

College of Professional Studies National University of Health Sciences

Lombard, IL
student ratio
total students
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
August 13
fall application deadline
acceptance rate
4 Degrees Offered
degrees offered


Academics at National University of Health Sciences

National University of Health Sciences has set standards of educational excellence in health career education since 1906. Today, the campuses of National University of Health Sciences, located in Lombard, Illinois, and St. Petersburg, Florida, provide a dynamic atmosphere where students and faculty of diverse medical specialties can work together as colleagues.

National University of Health Sciences offers several degrees in the exciting fields of natural medicine, including a Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine (available on both campuses), a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, a Master of Science in Acupuncture, and a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine.

National University of Health Sciences also offers massage therapy and chiropractic assistant certification programs.

National University of Health Sciences: Educational Excellence

Whether you attend class in Lombard or St. Petersburg, National University of Health Sciences maintains the nation's highest entry standards for many of its programs. For example, National University is the only chiropractic school to require completion of a bachelor's degree prior to admission. Over 98% of the faculty members at National University of Health Sciences hold PhD, DC, or MD degrees, and the student to faculty ratio in most classes is quite low.

Both National campuses boast several specialized facilities dedicated to health science education.

Students in the DC and ND graduate programs study anatomy via a full year of human dissection in a fully-equipped gross anatomy laboratory. The main campus in Lombard, Illinois, boasts a library of over 13,000 volumes, as well as extensive journal and database subscriptions covering a broad range of health sciences.

National was also the first in its field to provide an onsite MRI facility, and is now fully equipped for digital diagnostic imaging.

National University of Health Sciences: Career Preparation

Currently, National University of Health Sciences is a leader in the growing field of integrative medicine. Integrative medicine brings specialists from all fields of medicine together to work toward the best outcome for each patient and the health care delivery system as a whole. That's why National University of Health Sciences trains students in Lombard and St. Petersburg to work collegially with, not compete against, other medical professionals.

National is also a center for scientific and clinical research in chiropractic and other health sciences, receiving numerous federal and private research grants, and publishing three scientific peer-reviewed and indexed journals. The university also offers extensive postgraduate training including continuing education courses, medical residencies, and residency-based master's degrees in diagnostic imaging or advanced clinical practice.

The university prepares its students to succeed in the real world of health care. Students entering health care professions must complete rigorous internships in one of the university's four clinics, or through hospital clerkships or pre-approved preceptorships with local physicians.

National University of Health Sciences Campuses

The main Lombard campus of National University of Health Sciences' boasts 35 beautifully landscaped acres in a quiet suburb of Chicago, Illinois. The Lombard campus offers housing for students, and is within walking distance of shopping, restaurants, and entertainment options.

There are also over 27 student organizations on the Lombard campus devoted to athletic, social, fraternal, and professional activities, as well as a student fitness center. Additionally, NUHS is just minutes away from the cultural, sports, and exciting entertainment offerings of Chicago.

National University of Health Sciences now offers its DC degree in Florida on the campus of St. Petersburg College as part of St. Petersburg College's University Partnership Center.

DC students on the St. Petersburg College campus receive the same excellent curriculum offered on the Lombard campus, and have a wide range of clinical internship options as well. They can also avail themselves of all the amenities of St. Petersburg College and the recreational and cultural offerings of the greater Tampa Bay area.

National University of Health Sciences also offers several interactive Campus Visit Days in St. Petersburg and Lombard, and information sessions throughout the year. Those interested can schedule personal tours of the campus and its programs through the National University of Health Sciences Office of Admissions.

Location & Contact

College of Professional Studies

National University of Health Sciences

200 East Roosevelt Road
Lombard, IL 60148-4583
United States

Dr. Robert Shiel

Dean - Illinois

Phone: 630-889-6461
Fax: 630-889-6499

Dr. Daniel Strauss

Dean - Florida

Phone: 727-394-6058
Fax: 727-394-6015

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Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Chiropractic Medicine Doctor of Chiropractic (DC)
    • Naturopathic Medicine Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (ND)
    • Acupuncture Master of Science in Acupuncture (MSAC)
    • Oriental Medicine Master of Science in Oriental Medicine (MSOM)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 18
    • Doctoral Degrees 129
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? No
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? No
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees
    • Doctoral Degrees
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


76% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 190
    • Accepted 145
    • Acceptance Rate 76
    • Enrolled 76
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $55
    • Application Fee - International $55
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline August 13th August 1st Not Reported
    • Winter deadline December 10th December 1st Not Reported
    • Spring deadline April 6th April 1st Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's Degreesbachelor's degree, character references, undergraduate transcripts
    • Doctoral's Degreesbachelor's degree, character references, and undergraduate transcripts, written essay
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 550 paper based, TOEFL iBT

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • Tuition *
    • Student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year feesNot Reported
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsNot Reported
    • Types of financial support availableFellowships, Research Assitantships, Tuition Waivers, Federal Work-Study, Financial Support for Part-time Students, Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students703
    • Female Percentage50%
    • Male Percentage50%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students703
    • Part-time Percentage3%
    • Full-time Percentage97%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino5%
    • Black / African American8%
    • White / Caucasian70%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian11%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races1%
    • Unknown5%


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty105
    • Full-time Percentage50%
    • Part-time Percentage50%
    • Female Percentage47%
    • Male Percentage53%


  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchDiscipline/whole practice research (including practice-based research networks), mechanisms of action, clinical trials, and evidence-based practice of CAM therapies; educational research in CAM teaching institutions
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last year$804,267



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