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Western University of Health Sciences

Pomona, California, United States
For 39 years, Western University of Health Sciences has had a special mission: Educating tomorrow’s health-care professionals with a combination of scientific excellence and a humanistic, compassionate approach to patient care.

Master's Programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (2)
Engineering & Technology (1)



In 1977, a small group of founders embraced the idea of creating a college of osteopathic medicine in the western United States, and asked Philip Pumerantz, PhD, to come to California to start the college and serve as founding president. They had a name (the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific), a President (Dr. Pumerantz) and a vision.


The University is a teaching, learning community, one in which knowledge is applied to an end—the health and well-being of our fellow citizens. President Pumerantz has assembled an outstanding group of academic leaders and faculty to carry the work of the university forward. 


 These include: 

  • Harris Family Center for Disability and Health Policy
  • Center for Academic and Professional Enhancement 
  • Western University Medical Center (Rancho Cucamonga) 
  • Patient Care Center (WesternU campus): 
• Medical Center • Eye Care Center • Dental Center • Foot & Ankle Center • Pharmacy • Travel Health Center • Western Diabetes Institute

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Student services

We specialize in six main topics that support students through their academic journey here at WesternU. The six main areas include: a) one-on-one academic counseling, b) tutoring, c) the annual Summer Preparedness and Readiness Course (SPaRC), d) the Wellbeing Initiative, e) LEAD CALM – Mindfulness Meditation Training & Practice, and f) various workshops relevant to student life. All LEAD services are free of charge to the WesternU community and all services are completely confidential.

Housing services

The Daumier at Western University of Health Sciences is located adjacent to WesternU’s campus and the following is provided by its owner: The Daumier is the unique housing option for WesternU students. The Daumier, owned and operated by a non-profit, is not just any apartment near campus but designed to be a community for WesternU students. In short, the Daumier has been designed specifically with you in mind.

Library services

The Harriet K. and Philip Pumerantz Library and Learning Resource Center symbolizes WesternU’s commitment to the values of learning and research for both students and faculty. Our Mission is to support excellence in education, research, and clinical activities of Western University of Health Sciences through the provision of information resources.

ICT services

The University IT Department goal is to leverage technology to solve problems and increase the efficiency of academic and business processes. We provide consultation to faculty, staff and students on the best uses of existing university technologies, and recommend the acquisition and integration of new technologies as needed to address academic and business needs.

Medical services

The Patient Care Center at Western University of Health Sciences is a place where the best in collaborative health care services is offered while putting WesternU’s core values of humanism, science and caring into practice every day. The Patient Care Center was designed to showcase seven specific care centers which will lead you toward Optimum Health and Wellness.

Student Life

Campus life

The University campuses have an extensive electronic and mechanical security network, emergency phones and fire management systems that are centrally monitored, with radio control systems to initiate security responses. The uniformed security staff (Patrol) are supported by key, lock, access control, and alarm specialists, building attendant services, traffic control devices, and a diversity of other systems designed to minimize risk and support a safe and comfortable environment.

Sports facilities

You have two fitness benefit options to choose from! Only one option per student and benefits are evaluated annually and are subject to change.

Student clubs

WesternU is home to over 130 student led clubs and organizations, with over 100 of those groups operating out of the Pomona campus. Below you will find a listing of all student led clubs and organizations on the Pomona campus.


Western University of Health Sciences is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC, 985 Atlantic Ave, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501; Phone Number: 501-748-9001), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Commission on Recognition of Post-secondary Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.

Pomona, California, United States