General Information


General Information

A Leader in Preparing Practitioners and Providing Care for Over 100 Years

A Century of Practice

For over a century, SCU has trained men and women for successful and significant careers in patient care. We have the curriculum, faculty, and facilities necessary to help you evolve into the natural healer you long to be. SCU is located on a beautiful 25-acre campus in Whittier, California, about 20 miles Southeast of Los Angeles and on the border of Orange County. Students enjoy a quiet suburban atmosphere and the advantages of being near a large city.

Defining the Standard of Excellence

  • 20-year accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
  • First on the West Coast to establish a Standardized Patient Program in which students treat trained actors who act as patients
  • First-of-its-kind FLEX chiropractic and AOM curriculum that intuitively and strategically integrates classes and labs
  • One of the first to offer a preceptorship program giving students the opportunity to work at a private practice during their last year of study
  • One of the first to be accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE)
  • College of Eastern Medicine accredited by both the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
  • Diagnostic Imaging Residency program
  • Chiropractic Sports Medicine residency program
  • Only school of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine offering an on-campus anatomy lab and extensive hands-on experience in that lab
  • First WASC Approved Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

Our beautiful campus is located at 16200 Amber Valley Dr. Whittier, CA 90604 (view map)

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