Southern California University of Health Sciences

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Southern California University of Health Sciences
Southern California University of Health Sciences logo.png
TypePrivate university
Established1911
PresidentJohn Scaringe, DC
Location, ,
United States
ColorsBlue and White         
Websitewww.scuhs.edu

Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCUHS) is a private university located in Whittier, California.[1] Founded in 1911, SCUHS is home to the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic and the College of Eastern Medicine. The campus is also home to the School of Professional Studies and Institute of Science.[2] SCUHS is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) since 1993.[3]

SCUHS’s Undergraduate School of Professional Studies(SPS) & Institute of Science(IOS) reward a B.S. degree in Biological Sciences.[4] It also offers graduate programs, such as Master of Science: Physician Assistant.

History[edit]

The Los Angeles College of Chiropractic was founded on October 18, 1911 by Dr. Charles Cale and his wife Linnie Cale.[5] The first graduating class had only three students, and classes were taught in the Cales' home.[6] Around 1912 the school moved to an Opera House in Los Angeles and had grown to 113 students; by 1981 the college moved to its current location in Whittier, CA. LACC was first accredited in 1993, and was the only chiropractic college accredited by the WASC at the time.[7]

Academics[edit]

The University's College of Chiropractic is also known as the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic. The chiropractic program is based on the semester system and is 10 trimesters long.[8] LACC also offers three post-graduate residency programs: Diagnostic Imaging, Sports Medicine, and Primary Spine care. [9]

The Doctor of Chiropractic degree program of SCU is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE)[10] and the California Board of Chiropractic Examiners.[11]

SCUHS’s School of Professional Studies(SPS) & Institute of Science(IOS) offer comprehensive undergraduate science curriculum that would lead to a B.S. in Biological Sciences.[12].

SCUHS is also home to the College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CAOM). The Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine program of SCU is a 9 trimester program fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM),[13] which is the recognized accrediting agency for the approval acupuncture and oriental medicine programs. It is also approved by the California Acupuncture Board.[14]

In addition to LACC and the College of Eastern Medicine, SCUHS is home to two Ayurvedic certificate programs: a wellness educator program and an Ayurvedic practitioner program. The Ayurvedic practitioner program[15] is supported by the California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine[16] and the National Ayurvedic Medical Association.[17] Currently there are no official licenses in the United States to practice Ayurveda.[18]

The school also offers Certification in Massage Therapy and Continuing Education Credits in Massage Therapy.[19]

As of 2018, the ARC-PA has granted Accreditation – Provisional status to the Master in Science: Physician Assistant program at SCUHS.

Location[edit]

SCU is located in the suburb of Whittier, 20 miles southeast of Los Angeles. Whittier borders Orange County.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About SCU - SCU".
  2. ^ "Academics - SCU".
  3. ^ https://www.wscuc.org/institutions/southern-california-university-health-sciences. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ https://www.scuhs.edu/academics/sps/b-s-in-biological-sciences/. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ "98_04_30~1.PDF" (PDF). Retrieved 2019-06-21.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-05-14. Retrieved 2013-08-16.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) http://www.chiro.org/Plus/History/Persons/CaleChas/Cale-photos/Cale_&_Family.pdf
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-05-14. Retrieved 2013-08-16.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "Course Schedule - SCU".
  9. ^ "Residencies - SCU".
  10. ^ "Members". CCE.
  11. ^ California, State of. "Board Approved Chiropractic Colleges - Board of Chiropractic Examiners". www.chiro.ca.gov.
  12. ^ https://www.scuhs.edu/academics/sps/b-s-in-biological-sciences/. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  13. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2013-08-16.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  14. ^ California, State of California Acupuncture Board, Department of Consumer Affairs, State of. "Approved Training Programs - California Acupuncture Board". www.acupuncture.ca.gov.
  15. ^ "SCUHS Ayurveda". Southern California University of Health Sciences.
  16. ^ "Ayurveda Schools in California". California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine. Archived from the original on 2011-04-12.
  17. ^ "NAMA Schools and Programs Listing". National Ayurvedic Medical Association.
  18. ^ [1][dead link]
  19. ^ "Massage Therapy Certificate Program - SCU".

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