Who We Are
Western University of Health Sciences, located in Pomona, CA and Lebanon, OR, is an independent nonprofit health professions university, conferring degrees in dental medicine, health sciences, medical sciences, nursing, optometry, osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant studies, podiatric medicine and veterinary medicine. WesternU is home to WesternU Health, where the best in collaborative health care services is offered and WesternU Pet Health, where we enhance and prolong the loving relationship between families and their pets.
For over 45 years, WesternU has prepared health care professionals for long-term career success. Our educational approach is centered around humanistic values, so that our graduates treat every patient as the unique individual they are. WesternU also is one of the largest graduate schools for the health sciences in California and our Alumni rank among the top leaders in health care and medicine throughout the country and the world.
Our Mission is to produce, in a humanistic tradition, health care professionals and biomedical knowledge that will enhance and extend the quality of life in our communities.
Since opening our doors in 1977, WesternU has educated leading health care professionals, expanded our physical and educational presence, and advanced our humanistic mission along the way. We have established a history of educational excellence, commitment to science and biotechnology, combined with a humanistic approach.
Colleges and Degrees Offered
We are home to 3,800 students, multiple health science colleges, 27 academic programs, and over 18,000 alumni. We focus on Interprofessional education, inclusive teamwork at all levels, to assure our students are prepared to provide expert, inclusive, value-based care.