President John Scaringe

President John Scaringe

John Scaringe We appreciate your interest and consider it a privilege to participate in fulfilling your educational goals. As President, I have the privilege of serving the University and leading the academic mission of one of the richest learning environments of alternative and integrative healthcare on any campus in the nation. It is a responsibility that I accept with great pride and humility. I am proud to say that SCU offers outstanding graduate education in the healing arts through the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, College of Eastern Medicine, and the College of Science and Integrative Health. The academic programs are backed by excellent and dedicated faculty, an outstanding learning resource network, and a strong academic support system. In addition to the Doctor of Chiropractic, Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, and Master of Science: Physician Assistant programs, our postgraduate residency programs in chiropractic sports medicine and diagnostic imaging are second to none. Since 1911, we have been dedicated to the highest levels of patient care and have gained a reputation for excellence in science-based education. We provide students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to meet the many challenges of the changing healthcare environment. We welcome you to this historically rich community of scholars and wish you the best in achieving your educational and professional goals. Again, welcome! I encourage you to learn more about how SCU can contribute to your success as a healthcare practitioner. Sincerely,
John Scaringe, DC, EdD

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Dr. John Scaringe, DC, EdD President Southern California University of Health Sciences Phone: (562) 902-3330
Michelle Bernheim Executive Assistant to the President/Board of Regents Southern California University of Health Sciences Phone: (562) 902-3343
Office of the President 16200 Amber Valley Drive Whittier, CA 90604-4051


Dr. Scaringe presenting at New Student Orientation John Scaringe was appointed President for the Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCU) in May 2010 after serving as Interim President. He began his career at Los Angeles College of Chiropractic (LACC) as faculty in 1991. Dr Scaringe served as Chair of the Chiropractic Procedures Department and the Department of Diagnosis for LACC before directing the University Health Center in Whittier, the largest outpatient care facility at SCU. In 2001, he became Dean of Clinical Education and in 2005 was named Dean of the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic and Vice President for Academic Affairs in 2007. Dr Scaringe is a published author and has served as the Associate Editor for the Journal of Sports Chiropractic and Rehabilitation and on the editorial advisory board of Manual Therapy. In addition to private practice and over 25 years of teaching experience, Dr Scaringe has developed a reputation in change management and is a frequent lecturer on academic leadership and trends in healthcare education. Dr Scaringe has extensive experience in higher education accreditation serving on and chairing numerous regional and professional evaluation teams. He currently serves as a Commissioner for the Northwest Commission for Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) and served eight years on the Council for Chiropractic Education (CCE). Scaringe holds a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from New York Chiropractic College, a Master’s of Science in Kinesiology from California State University, Fullerton, and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from California State University, Long Beach. He is married to Christine and they have two talented daughters, Danielle and Gabriella. CV (PDF)

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