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Introduction to the University


Parker University leads the way in patient-centric collaborative and conservative healthcare education, clinical practice, research, and service.


Parker University is a regionally accredited private university that offers certificate, undergraduate, and graduate degree programs in healthcare and business-related fields through multiple delivery formats and learning environments. The university espouses a culture of lifelong learning, research, and service.

Parker University provides its diverse population with support services and learning opportunities to develop the necessary skills for successful employment and career advancement.

Parker Philosophy

Parker’s philosophy is rooted in the principles and beliefs established by our founder, Dr. James W. Parker. Dr. Parker created a set of principles, later known as the Parker Principles, that still serve as the foundation of our university and the relationships our graduates establish with patients and clients around the world. Service to others is the underlying theme for the Parker Principles, and our institution believes that this focus begins with the students we serve.

This attitude of service can be seen in every interaction with Parker University. Our admissions department strives to answer all prospective student questions. Faculty members work one-on-one with students to ensure key concepts are learned. The alumni association supports our alumni by providing patient referrals, while Student Affairs provides on-campus support and activities for students.

At Parker, students quickly learn the true meaning of one key Parker Principle: Loving service is my first technique. Parker students don’t learn about this principle in a textbook; they experience it every day as a Parker student and, subsequently, as a Parker alumnus.

Parker Principles

  • Loving service is my first technique

  • Develop a compassion to serve that is greater than the compulsion to survive

  • “If it is to be, it is up to me.”

  • Do not let the negative few overrule the positive many

  • To be in harmony with my success, health, and happiness goals, I must act with love based upon free will and react with faith based upon God’s will

  • My ultimate purpose is to live in harmony with the universe. I can do so only when my Mission is accomplished, my Talents are developed, and my Destination is fulfilled

  • Thought plus action equals feeling. My feelings attract my life to me.

  • Seeing is not believing…believing is seeing

  • What I see in the universe sees me

  • Success is predetermined by my Faith, Confidence, and Belief (FCB) in my Products, Services, and Ideas (PSI).  Briefly stated: FCB in PSI

  • To eliminate fear, worry, and anxiety, I must live in the present and let go and let God

  • Love is the magic bullet of healing       

  • I cannot communicate successfully what I do not own. Develop certainty in who I am and what I do

  • To attract my Success, Health and Happiness, I will eliminate the fear of the future, worry over the past, and anxiety for the present

  • We see things as we are, not necessarily as they are

  • There is no philosophy by which I can do a thing if I think I cannot

  • To heal, remove “doubt” in both doctor and patient and instill “belief” in both doctor and patient

  • Nature will give me what I act like I already have