Getting the best education possible should be the
number one priority for any student and here at National you will be offered that and even
more. Aside from the wonderful programs we offer there's so much
more going on here.
Did you know that as a student you get
free care at our Clinic? See any one of our interns to receive
chiropractic care, naturopathic care, acupuncture, or you can give
oriental medicine a try. Massages are not included in this perk,
but when you enroll in the massage program you'll get massages in
your technique classes each week. If you'd like a massage by one of
our interns, it would be $40 for one amazing hour of bodywork.
A mentoring program offers academic and social support for those
who may experience difficulty adapting to the rigorous academic
program and new social environment at NUHS. The Mentor Program is a
useful resource for new students provided by current students
offering an immediate personal link with experienced guidance and
Tutoring is available at no charge. This program focuses on
assisting students who are having academic difficulty with the
basic sciences or with the curriculum in general.
We also have a fitness center that is free to students. There
are machines in one room and weights in the other and there are
also locker rooms to change and store your street clothes.
Chiropractic interns can lend a hand in helping develop an exercise
routine specific to your needs.
There is a Health and Fitness club on campus and they offer yoga
(twice a week) and boot camp (once a week) for only $10 per
trimester (15 weeks!). Sometimes, in the nice weather, you'll see
students practicing yoga on our floating stage in the pond in front
of the library. We have basketball and sand volleyball courts,
intramural sports and a kiddie park. If you have a band, the
floating stage is a great venue to play and the acoustics are
There are many other clubs as well.
One of the newest is the Earth Club and they have initiated
recycling on campus, which was sorely needed and greatly
appreciated. On the more academic side, there are clubs supporting
the mission of specific fields like the Student Association on
New resident swans arrive every April
to grace our pond, fondly referred to as Lake Janse after one of
our most respected presidents. The "couple" raises their offspring
and keeps the Canada geese at bay. It seems every year the swans
get some bad press and last year was no different. One of the baby
swans died and shortly thereafter a baby duck was found dead - the
father swan was implicated. Their time with us ends in October when
they head to their summer home - in Wisconsin! I know, it makes no
Just recently National formed a
partnership with Irv & Shelly's Fresh Picks who offer year
'round delivery of food sourced from local sustainable farms that
preserve our environment. We are a weekly delivery site for their
local and organic produce, meat, dairy, and eggs. This supplies the
National community with food at the peak of freshness, packed with
vitamins and minerals, and supports our "whole health" approach to
wellness. An additional benefit is that we are supporting the
livelihoods of local farmers.
To support local artists, the halls of
our clinic are adorned with works of art from the Lombard Arts
Coalition. Each month the art changes and an ice cream social
celebrates the new arrivals.
community we've created here is small, unique and ever changing. It
is centered and balanced with a commonality of supporting whole
health. Joining the National community will offer you the
opportunity to learn more than just academics. Here, students are
offered a chance to change lives, starting with their own.