Southern California University of Health Sciences | Wikipedia audio article

Southern California University of Health Sciences | Wikipedia audio article

October 10, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


Southern California University of Health Sciences
(known as SCU or SCUHS) is a private, not-for-profit institute of higher education founded in 1911,
with a focus on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Its 38-acre campus is located in Whittier,
California. 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 a complimentary Integrated Science Program. SCUHS is accredited by the Western Association
of Schools and Colleges (WASC).As of 2013 the school enrolls 473 full-time students
in its graduate programs.==History==
The Los Angeles College of Chiropractic was founded on October 18, 1911 by Dr. Charles
Cale and his wife Linnie Cale. The first graduating class had only three
students, and classes were taught in the Cale’s home. By 1912 the school moved to an Opera House
in Los Angeles and had grown to 113 students, and 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.==Academics==
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. LACC also offers three post-graduate residency
programs: Diagnostic Imaging, Sports Medicine, and Primary Spine care. The Doctor of Chiropractic degree program
of SCU is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the Council on Chiropractic
Education (CCE) and the California Board of Chiropractic Examiners.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), which is the recognized accrediting agency
for the approval acupuncture and oriental medicine programs. It is also approved by the California Acupuncture
Board.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 is supported
by the California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine and the National Ayurvedic Medical
Association. Currently there are no official licenses in
the United States to practice Ayurveda.The school also offers Certification in Massage
Therapy and Continuing Education Credits in Massage Therapy.As of 2018, the ARC-PA has
granted Accreditation – Provisional status to the Master in Science: Physician Assistant
program at SCUHS.==Location==
SCU is located in the suburb of Whittier, 20 miles southeast of Los Angeles, and bordering
Orange County