A Leader in Preparing Practitioners and Providing CareA Century of Practice
Welcome to SCU!
Congratulations on taking the first step towards your future as an integrative Healthcare Practitioner. Founded in 1911, Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCU) has been a leader in educating students to be competent and caring integrative healthcare practitioners for over 100 years. SCU has a history of providing the highest levels of patient care and has gained a reputation for excellence in an evidenced-informed curriculum. SCU is the best place to prepare for a successful and rewarding career in complementary, alternative and integrative healthcare.
For nearly a century SCU has trained men and women for successful and significant careers in patient care. You will benefit from a balanced Philosophical and Scientific based model of practice. You will gain the tools necessary to help you evolve into the natural healer you long to be. SCU is a leading complementary and alternative healthcare institution that is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and College, the Chiropractic Council on Education and the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
Our curriculum provides early hands-on, competency-based integration. Explore the evolutionary health care demands with a Dual Degree and receive your Doctor of Chiropractic and Master of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine in just over 4 years.
Doctors of Chiropractic, (DC) provide patients with a natural, drug-free, and non-surgical approach to healing through chiropractic manipulations, and some overall health and lifestyle changes which include rehabilitation, diet, and an exercise regimen.
Licensed Acupuncturists, (L.Ac) also provide patients with a natural drug-free and non-surgical approach to healing through acupuncture and herbal prescriptions.
To get started, visit SCU’s 38-acre suburban campus, state of the art University Health Center, full size anatomy lab, and the student-tended herb garden. SCU is located in the city of Whittier, California, about 20 miles Southeast of Los Angeles and on the border of Orange County. Students enjoy a quiet suburban atmosphere and the advantages of being near a large city.