National University offers several health care degrees on one campus (DC, ND, MSAc, MSOM, MT). Students earning dual degrees can save months, years and several thousand dollars versus taking both degrees at separate times, or at separate institutions.
Completing courses in one program will give you advanced standing in a second degree. After successfully completing three trimesters in your first degree, you can begin a second program with your advisors' approval.
Multiple degree programs expand your career options, increase your earning potential, and let you tailor your education to your specific goals. Multiple credentials give you a strong advantage when applying for career opportunities and in meeting your patients' needs.
Our convenient evening MSAc and
MSOM programs make it easy to combine two degrees,
or maintain a practice while earning your second degree.
DC/ND Dual Degrees
DC/MSOM or MSAc and ND/MSOM or MSAc Dual Degrees
Adding the MT Certification
National University of Health Sciences and University of Western States offer a special collaborative program whreby DC students from UWS can earn an ND degree at NUHS, while saving time and tuition costs. UWS students are eligible to apply in their 5th quarter (or later) of their DC program.
Timothy Marando, ND, DC
Dr. Marando specializes in sports medicine and says his naturopathic medicine training helps him with athletes who come in with chronic underlying conditions in addition to sports injuries. He feels he has a deeper understanding of physiological processes that helps him in prescribing supplements to maximize his patients' performance.
Katie Borchert, ND,
Dr. Katie Borchert works in suburban Chicago at an interdisciplinary chiropractic clinic and a therapeutic massage center that offers clinical services. "I'm happy I chose a dual degree in Oriental medicine. The scope of practice under my acupuncture license is very close to what we do in naturopathic medicine." In the future, she hopes to integrate acupuncture and holistic therapy with dental services.
Nolan Lee, DC and Current MSAc
"Acupuncture is a fantastic compliment to what I do as a chiropractic physician. It makes my practice valuable to a whole different population of patients who do not necessarily seek chiropractic care, but are open to acupuncture. An MSAc degree helps to better understand this age-old art that is so rich and complex in its applications and theories."
Denise Shostek, DC and
Current ND student
"My goal as a physician is to practice internal medicine from a natural perspective. It made sense to me to first become a licensed chiropractic physician in Illinois, which covers internal medicine in our scope of practice. In the meantime, I am completing the ND degree for more tools to handle my patients' internal medicine issues."