Innovative, ever-evolving curriculum prepares graduates for the health care positions of tomorrow.
A New Era of Possibilities
WesternU College of Health Sciences-Northwest (CHS-Northwest) opened in 2021 with a Physical Therapy Program. This new location at 2665 S. Santiam Hwy in Lebanon has ushered in a new era of possibilities for our students and community members. As a new state-of-the-art location, faculty have been afforded the opportunity to create a comprehensive curriculum that features authentic learning and hands-on courses. Small class sizes provide students with greater access to faculty for individualized instruction. We are a family within our community and we are dedicated to providing compassionate, student-focused, patient-centered health care.
Overview ACADEMIC PROGRAM
CHS-Northwest is proud to partner with Pacific Northwest communities to provide
valuable experiences to students and much-needed health care for the region.
Serving Our Communities
CHS-Northwest students participate in a Community Service and Outreach course where they complete 30 hours of volunteer service within the community. One example of multilayered community service is the CHS-Northwest food bank. The food bank serves three purposes: first, the non-perishable food items are used in student education where students learn to train patients how to reach and access items from a shelf or cupboard; second, the food bank serves as a backstop against student food insecurity; third, at the end of each semester remaining food bank items are donated to community shelters.
Commitment TO DIVERSITY
CHS-Northwest Interprofessional Practice and Education (IPE)
Interprofessional Practice and Education (IPE) provides an integrated, interdisciplinary, discussion-based approach to learning. IPE occurs when students from two or more professions learn about, from, and with each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes. Once students understand how to work interprofessionally, they are ready to enter the workplace as a member of the collaborative practice team. This is a key step in moving health systems from fragmentation to a position of strength. IPE is provided in the first two years of the DPT-Oregon program.
TAKE THE NEXT STEP
Your journey to an exciting career in health care is just getting started. Please review the program admissions requirement or request more information and we’ll reach out to you. You may also consider scheduling a virtual advising appointment. We look forward to meeting you and discussing your goals!