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Holy Names University, Life West announce partnership on degree

Dr. Ron Oberstein

OAKLAND, CA (Feb. 12, 2020) – Today, Holy Names University (HNU) and Life Chiropractic College West signed a partnership agreement that will prepare highly-skilled chiropractic doctors while reducing their time to earn a degree. This is the first such partnership on record for both institutions, and it provides students with the opportunity to earn both a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree in a total of six years. Qualified Kinesiology students at Holy Names University may enter the Life West Doctor of Chiropractic degree program after the completion of their third year of study at HNU. While they are not guaranteed admission to Life West, HNU students who apply by the early-decision deadline will also receive priority-applicant status, which means their applications will be reviewed as soon as possible by the Life West admissions department and they will be granted an interview by their admissions panel.

Says HNU’s Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Sheila Smith McKoy, “We are especially proud of our partnership with Life Chiropractic College West because it offers our students the opportunity to enter a field with a high salary potential that offers an effective treatment for the patients they will serve as well as a clear pathway to enter a growing, socially responsive field of healthcare.”

“Life West is excited to enter this partnership agreement with Holy Names,” said Dr. Ron Oberstein, President of Life West. “This enables students to accelerate their education, saving time on their pathway to a doctor of chiropractic degree. This expedited process also lightens the load financially, allowing students to finish their degree up to a year earlier.”

“We’re proud of Holy Names for their forward-thinking, and we’re happy that they share our vision for a brighter future for humanity,” Dr. Oberstein added.

HNU Kinesiology students may enter the Doctor of Chiropractic degree program as soon as fall 2020.

About Holy Names University

Holy Names University (HNU) has been empowering and preparing a diverse student body for productive lives of leadership and service since 1868. Rooted in Catholic intellectual and spiritual traditions, the University was founded by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary. HNU offers a liberal arts and professional education through 15 undergraduate majors and seven master’s degree programs. Student-centered, with small class sizes and courses in varied formats and schedules, HNU meets the needs of all learners, including first-generation students and working adults. Nestled in the Oakland hills of California, the University’s idyllic, 60-acre campus offers panoramic views of San Francisco Bay. For more information, visit www.hnu.edu.

About Life Chiropractic College West

Life Chiropractic College West traces its founding to 1976, when the institution was known as Pacific States Chiropractic College. In April 1978, the first group of students at Pacific States Chiropractic College began attending classes.

Life Chiropractic College West, which offers a Doctor of Chiropractic degree, is internationally recognized for leadership and innovation in chiropractic education. Life Chiropractic College West is accredited by both the WASC Senior College and University Commission and the Council on Chiropractic Education, agencies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

For more information on Life West, visit lifewest.edu.

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