NUHS Continues to Engage Students and Grow Opportunities

Throughout 2018, students and faculty in National University’s naturopathic program have been actively engaged in various events promoting the field. NUHS students recently participated in the Naturopathic Medical Student Association conference in San Diego. In March, NUHS hosted the first of its kind conference focused on the latest research in nutrition. With new scholarship opportunities available, NUHS is also expanding its commitment to easing the financial burden of a naturopathic education. For the second year, NUHS will host the Healthy Kids Open House at its Lombard campus.

NUHS Students Score Victory in NMSA Trivia Cup Competition

NUHS students took first place in the annual trivia competition during the Naturopathic Medical Student Association conference in July in San Diego. The NMSA Cup is an annual competition among students at the seven accredited Naturopathic Medicine schools across the US and Canada. The rigorous, three-day competition tests students’ knowledge of the biomedical sciences, clinical sciences, naturopathic philosophy, and clinical therapies that naturopathic doctors employ. “It was very intense, but a well-deserved win–it’s great to put NUHS on the map, so to speak. It feels great to bring the cup to our home turf!” said Kareem Kandil, captain of the NUHS team, the Chicago Chapter of the Naturopathic Medical Student Association. As this year’s team will have graduated from the naturopathic medicine program by next year’s NMSA annual conference, National University is looking for new students to rebuild the team and bring home the 2019 championship.

National University of Health Sciences Launches New Graduate Scholarship and Increases Current Awards

Incoming NUHS students now have even more scholarship opportunities available to them. Starting with the 2018-19 school year, new students in the NUHS graduate-level programs, including naturopathic medicine, can now apply for the Dean’s Award, which awards two installments of $1,000 for the first two trimesters of professional studies. “This is the first new scholarship that has been created in some time,” said Marc Yambao, director of financial aid for National University. “We realize that education is a significant lifetime investment, and we wanted to broaden the scope of our awards to be more inclusive and lessen the financial burden on students and families.” Aligned with that commitment is the decision to increase the financial awards for the President’s Excellence Award from $5,000 to $6,000 and the President’s Achievement Award from $3,000 to $4,000. Both awards are open to students entering graduate level programs. To find out more information on scholarship requirements and how to apply, visit the NUHS website.

ND faculty Dr. Kristina Conner shares success tips for the Ketogenic diet

Many celebrities including Halle Barry and Gwyneth Paltrow have been touting the weight loss benefits of the Ketogenic diet. But before celebrities began using the diet for weight loss, it was first recommended for those with certain health conditions. Whether you’re trying to lose weight or trying the diet for other health reasons, NUHS faculty member Kristina Conner, ND, discusses how you can safely use the diet for weight loss. Read more on the NUHS blog, The Future of Integrative Health.

NUHS 2018 Nutrition Conference a Success

National University hosted the first of its kind conference on the Lombard campus focused on the latest research and trends in nutrition March 24 and 25. The nutrition conference, directed towards health care practitioners, students and the public, provided attendees with the opportunity to learn about various food movements, and how to implement these food diets or strategies to optimize health. Health care professionals received study results from some of the presenters in order to immediately begin putting the latest research into practice. “We were pleased with the quality of the education delivered; attendees walked away impressed with the knowledge provided to them,” said Dr. Jenna Glenn, DC, ND, MS, conference organizer and dean of the NUHS Postprofessional Department. For information about future programs, visit Post-grad and Continuing Education.

NUHS to host second-annual Healthy Kids event

After the success of the inaugural Healthy Kids event last year, NUHS is planning the next Healthy Kids event on October 20. The event welcomes local families on campus to learn about natural approaches to keeping children in optimal health. Similar to last year, NUHS naturopathic, chiropractic, and Asian medicine faculty experts and interns will host activities, classes, and demonstrations for both children and adults to enjoy. For updates on event details visit the NUHS website.

Explore a Career in Integrative Medicine at NUHS this fall

If you’re considering a career in integrative medicine, come visit us! NUHS offers a variety of visit opportunities including Student for a Day and Campus Visit Day at its Lombard campus. Scheduled for Nov. 3, Campus Visit Day allows prospective students to experience NUHS student life through interactive activities and real-life scenarios. You will also have the chance to interact with faculty, students, and graduates of NUHS. Student for a Day offered on Oct. 19 and Nov. 30 is a small group event that will give you the opportunity to sit in on a class lecture, tour our facilities, enjoy lunch with students and faculty, and meet with an admissions representative. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an individual visit, contact the Office of Admissions at 1-800-826-6285 or email


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