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Awards & Accolades

At Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCU), our legacy of excellence is upheld by the distinguished achievements and innovations of our faculty and staff, a tradition proudly carried forward by our accomplishmed alumni and dedicated students.

It all starts at the top...

The SCU Board of Regents recently recieved the John W. Nason Award for Board Leadership, an award presented to higher education governing boards that demonstrate exceptional leadership and initiative. The Board of Regents worked in conjunction with senior administrators to implement changes that directly contributed to a thriving institution that increased enrollment, financial health, and student and faculty satisfaction.

Defining the Standard of Excellence

Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCU) alumni are defining the standard of excellence in their respective fields, continually pushing boundaries, and setting new benchmarks through their professional achievements and contributions to Whole Person Health. View our Rising Stars.

Jessica Mehraban, a Southern California University of Health Sciences alumnus and functional medicine PA-C has charted a unique path in the healthcare field, deeply influenced by her educational and professional experiences. Read More...

Jessica Mehraban

Class of 2021

SCU has helped me understand how to truly care for people of all walks. Now, my career is aiding to help heal the world. I wanted to be the beacon of light in my family, and everyone around me, that didn’t grow up health-conscious. SCU prepared me for the tests and board exams I took. And listening to Dr. Morganthal challenged my perspective and understanding of her teaching. Read More...

Emeka Aludogbu, MS, DC

Doctor of Chiropractic, SCU Class of 2016

Becoming a dual-licensed practitioner has been my greatest accomplishment since graduating SCU. It took about a decade from the time I was in massage therapy school until I finished both my DC and DACM programs, but I finally made my dreams come true! Read More...

Keiko Hamano, DACM, DC, LAc, CMT

Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, Doctor of Chiropractic, SCU Class of 2018

Visionary leadership...

As a global educational authority, the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine (AIHM) is an interprofessional community of healthcare providers, researchers, and academics. AIHM is united by the common goal of advancing the knowledge, practice, and policies that champion the “whole” person – mind, body, spirit, community, and planet. AIHM Visionary Recipients are interprofessional collaborators and key unifiers who have worked together to establish a new paradigm of healthcare for humanity. Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCU), President Dr. John Scaringe embodies these qualities in the field of interprofessional education and is the recipient of the Visionary Leadership Award. 

Student Support

Giving back...

SCU students provide healthcare to underserved populations throughout South California. During the Fall 2023 term, Healing Hands for Humanity, a humanitarian organization comprising of SCU students and faculty that provides free healthcare to underserved populations in Southern California with a focus on chiropractic care, acupuncture, and Ayurveda, treated a total of 548 patients.

It takes all of us...

Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCU) once again ranked as one of the best colleges in the United States to work for according to the Great Colleges to Work For program. In the 2023 rankings, SCU was also named to the Great Colleges Honor Roll, a status granted to colleges that were highlighted most across the recognition categories.

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