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10 ways our virtual and in-person events can help you get ahead

by Sep 15, 2023

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Whether you schedule an individual visit or choose to participate in a visit event like NUHS Day or Student for a Day, each visit to National University of Health Sciences is a unique, hands-on experience with many interactive opportunities. You’ll get to talk directly with current students, faculty and even our President Dr. Joseph Stiefel.   

Here are some of the many benefits you could gain from attending our upcoming events.  

1. You’ll discover various student clubs and explore various specialties 

NUHS-Florida Sports Council recently gained hands-on experience treating athletes during the U.S. Dragon Boat Federation 2023 Club Crew National Championships, an annual boating competition held last month in Sarasota, Florida.

National University of Health Sciences offers a variety of student clubs focused on professional growth, community service, sports and fitness, networking, and leadership. Many students utilize them to explore and discover new specialties and interests while gaining hands-on experience. The American Chiropractic Association’s Sports Council, in particular, allows students, under the supervision of faculty, to treat athletes at sporting events like the annual DragonBoat event. 

Our unique clubs include Pediatric Experience Club, Family Practice Club, Functional Neurology Club, ND research Club, ND Research Club, Pride Medical Alliance and more. 

At Get Involved – Clubs and Organizations, a virtual event, you’ll be able to learn direct from current students about the many benefits of these clubs and others available at the Illinois and Florida campus. 

 2. You’ll be able to explore our curriculum and teaching methods 

Do you prefer a hands-on approach, or do you learn better through more traditional, lecture-based classes? Before enrolling at National University of Health Sciences, it is wise  to make sure our teaching practices mesh with your learning style and preferences.  

You can discover more about our curriculum at Informational Sessions that we host for each program. These immersive sessions discuss flexible track options, clinical coursework at our on-campus Whole Health Center along with business-related classes.  Student-for-a-Day visit events at Illinois and Florida even offer the chance to sit in on two different class lectures, so you can get a feel for what it’s like to be a student firsthand.

3. You’ll gain a more in-depth understanding of your field

During our Informational Sessions, you’ll not only learn about our unique programs but what awaits you upon graduation. Our Admissions Counselors can help guide you on how licensure works and share potential career opportunities. They might even be able to help you discover specialties you haven’t considered before.

You’ll also get the chance to hear from the Assistant Dean of your program and ask them questions. Like many of our faculty, they have launched their own private practices and are active members of various professional organizations. They each have an in-depth knowledge of the latest trends and happenings in their field and can help you gain a better understanding of how your future career and/or practice might fit into the industry overall.

4. You’ll hear directly from current students.

There is no better way to discover the ins and outs of a program than speaking with current students. Many of our informational sessions offer the chance to speak with students from a wide variety of backgrounds and life experiences who were once going through the same decisions you are making now.

During Firsthand Student Experience, current students share personal accounts about life at National University of Health Sciences and their tips for academic success. At the end of the session, you’ll also be able to ask a current student all your burning questions. 

5. You’ll learn tips on how to finance your tuition

If you need help financing your tuition, you are not alone. About 80% of our students rely on some form of financial aid.  

It may seem daunting at first, but our Understanding Financial Aid and Scholarship virtual event, can help make the process easy to understand. The event will dive into all aspects of the process including when to file to FASFA and how to use your funds. You’ll also get insider tips on how to apply to our many scholarship opportunities.

6. You’ll get a better understanding of National University of Health Sciences and our focus on evidence-based, integrative medicine

Start your academic career on the right foot by gaining a more solid understanding of integrative medicine and National University’s overall philosophy. Those who have applied or been admitted to our graduate program have a unique opportunity to discuss academic cases with our President, Dr. Joseph Stiefel.  

At Coffee and Cases with the President, you’ll discuss interesting academic cases that showcase the University’s focus on evidence-based medicine, broad-scope modalities, patient-centered care, and integrative medicine. Be sure to bring questions for Dr. Stiefel to answer, too.

7. You’ll learn how to build your support network

A support network can help you with all the academic and professional aspects involved with earning a degree in alternative medicine. It can help you overcome challenges, stay motivated, and connect with like-minded individuals who share your passion for this field.

National University of Health Sciences offers a huge support network for you to tap into as a student, including our dedicated faculty student advisors, professional and academic student groups and peer tutoring. Supporting Your Academic Success, a virtual event, will discuss how to fully take advantage of all the support and teaching assistance that will be available to you. 

8. You’ll find out what academic pace works for you

Many of our students juggle full-time jobs, families, practices and other educational programs all while earning their degrees in alternative medicine.  

Earning your degree at a slower pace can help you have a more balanced life. That’s why National University of Health Sciences offers Flexible Track options that allows students to complete Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the curriculum in either a five- or six-term track instead of the standard four terms. Students take less credits per term, but the total number of credit hours remains the same, so there is no additional tuition expense. Alternatively, you can also earn your undergraduate and doctoral degree in less time as part of our unique Advanced Scholar Program.

If you’re still wondering if you have the time to complete your degree, be sure to attend Academic Success & Support virtual event, where you can find out more about phased curriculum and whether or not it is right for you.

9. You’ll earn tuition credit towards your first trimester

Prospective or admitted students who attend a virtual or on-campus event, including individual visits, are eligible to receive a $1,000 tuition credit towards their first trimester in all graduate programs and a $500 tuition credit for the undergraduate BS program. (Note: this tuition credit only applies once regardless of which event, or the number of visits or events attended. The MSMS program is exempt from this tuition credit. Approval from the Admissions team is required to obtain the credit.)

Not only that, if you’re interested in visiting the campus in-person, you may be eligible for reimbursement. We know that traveling long distances, often from out of state, is a big commitment. Those who live 75 miles or more from campus and apply to one of our programs may submit receipts for reimbursement of eligible travel expenses up to $500.

10. You’ll have a chance to get to know the local area 

Finding a school where you feel at home is one of the most important factors to consider. After all, you will be spending a significant amount of time here. For those that prefer an in-person visit, National University of Health Sciences offers multiple options. You can participate in Student-for-a-Day or sign up for an individual visit at your convenience. 

While you’re here, combine your visit with sightseeing in the Chicago or Tampa Bay area. By exploring some of the many great restaurants, attractions and nightlife, you’ll get a better grasp of what it will be like to live in the area. 

If you are considering one of the complementary and alternative medicine programs at National University of Health Sciences, there are many great reasons to attend one of our many upcoming virtual or in-person events. They are great ways to start building relationships with the faculty, staff, current students and the overall National University of Health Sciences community that is here to help guide you through your education. 

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Founded in 1906, National University of Health Sciences is a leader in the growing field of integrative medicine and is respected worldwide for success in balancing healing arts and science, combining broad-scope integrative medicine with patient-centered care.


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