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Life Chiropractic College West (LCCW) and Bellevue University Partner to Expand Access to Education and Continuing Career Education

Post-Secondary Coordinating Commission Grants Approval for Life Chiropractic College West to Begin Educating Students on Bellevue University’s Nebraska Campus

Life Chiropractic College West, a world-renowned leader in chiropractic education, today announced a relationship with Bellevue University that will allow the chiropractic college to expand its physical presence in the central United States. 

The agreement to operate Life Chiropractic College West on the Bellevue University campus was approved today by the Nebraska Post-Secondary Coordinating Commission, which opens the door to begin the Doctor of Chiropractic program being delivered on Bellevue University’s campus in Nebraska in the fall of 2023. 

“Life Chiropractic College West continues to provide Doctor of Chiropractic and Continuing Education programs to students and industry professionals at its main campus in Hayward, California, and the development of a second campus is in alignment with our mission to be a leader in chiropractic education”, said LCCW President Dr. Ron Oberstein DC. 

“This collaboration is a game changer because it expands opportunities for the chiropractic profession,” said Dr. Oberstein. “Adding a midwestern campus location will allow us to better serve students entering the profession and prospective students who previously faced significant distance obstacles to accessing chiropractic education at our California campus.”

Currently, there are only sixteen (16) chiropractic colleges in the United States, and with no chiropractic schools within 180 miles of Bellevue, Nebraska, there is tremendous potential for the prospective chiropractic students.

Dr. Mary Hawkins, President of Bellevue University, is excited with Life Chiropractic College West’s expansion of a second campus to Nebraska because of the access it creates. “This relationship allows us to provide students in the region with educational choices that simply weren’t available to them previously,” she said. “Individual learners and communities across the country will benefit thanks to Life Chiropractic College West’s presence in the Midwest.” 

Founded in 1966, Bellevue University is one of the country’s top 20 online universities and has more than 60,000 graduates worldwide. In addition to the arrangement for dedicated space for students, faculty and staff, the two institutions will work together on future coursework and curriculum integrations, and on providing student support and technology services.

“The opportunity to work with an innovative and like-minded higher education partner will benefit our students and those interested in becoming a Chiropractor as a career pathway,” said Dr. Marilyn Al-Hassan, Chief Strategy Officer and Special Assistant to President Oberstein. 

Jim Nekuda, Vice President, Strategic Partnerships for Bellevue University agreed. “In addition to the dedicated classroom and clinical space for Life Chiropractic College West on our campus, we’re looking forward to collaborating on multiple operational and academic opportunities that benefit students from both institutions.”

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About Life Chiropractic College West:

Founded in 1976, Life Chiropractic College West is a world-renowned, non-profit leader in chiropractic education. Life West’s dedicated focus on the chiropractic profession sets it apart from other chiropractic colleges and makes their Doctor of Chiropractic and Continuing Education programs among the most sought after in the world. Through a leading edge curriculum inspired by extensive clinical training experience, Life Chiropractic College West provides graduates with the knowledge, skills, philosophies, aptitudes and competencies to be the very best in their field. Life Chiropractic College West is accredited by both WASC Senior Commission of Universities and College (WSCUC) and Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE).

About Bellevue University

Founded in 1966, Bellevue University is a non-profit university with more than 60,000 graduates worldwide. The University is a recognized national leader in preparing students for lifelong success with career-relevant knowledge and skills, while making college affordable. Routinely ranked among the nation’s top military and accessible institutions, the University serves residential students at its main campus in Bellevue, Nebraska, and everywhere online with more than 80 degree programs uniquely designed for working adults. The University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (