Taking You Beyond the Classroom
Our Clinical Learning Approach
Your future in healthcare will be centered around real patients, so we structured our curriculum in a way that allows you to learn in that environment. With SCU, your clinical experience starts early allowing you to fully immerse yourself in developing the skills and mindset you need to be a successful, patient-centric practitioner.
On Campus Facilities
Clinical Experience by Discipline
Doctor of Chiropractic
Students start their clinical studies at our on-campus locations in their very first term. After they have completed their first clinical term, they are afforded the opportunity to expand their experience to our partner health centers listed below, roughly 100 private practice locations, and VA Hospitals. Students have the opportunity to get VA Hospital clinical learning in the following locations: Greater Los Angeles (Loma Linda and Long Beach), Palo Alto, and Phoenix.
Doctor and Masters of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
The vast majority of ACM clinical experience takes place in our SCU health facilities. The accreditor requires that at least 80% of clinical practice must be at an owned or operated clinic. Students who have an interest will have the opportunity to utilize the following partner locations: California State University, Fullerton, The Oncology Institute of Hope and Innovation, and The Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC).
All Ayurveda students will have their clinical experiences at the University Health Center, where they will work alongside SCU faculty working with patients from the surrounding community.
SCU Partner Health Centers
- California State University, Fullerton
- California State University, Northridge
- California State University, Los Angeles
- University of California, Irvine
- Cerritos College
- El Camino College
- Hurtt Family Health Clinic at Orange County Rescue Mission
- Venice Family Clinic
- West Hollywood Being Alive
Goes Beyond Boundaries