San Diego, CA – Bastyr University has announced the expansion of its degree offerings at its San Diego campus to include a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Culinary Arts two-year completion program to begin in the fall of 2017. Currently offered at Bastyr’s Washington campus, the culinary program fuses scientifically based curriculum with a holistic approach to health and nutrition.
Internationally recognized as a pioneer in natural medicine, Bastyr University emphasizes the connection between mind, body, spirit and nature in all of its programs. The culinary program is no exception, as it aims to incorporate natural health practices into the next generation of therapeutic chefs, nutrition consultants, food and health writers, food product developers, menu developers and more.
“The new degree program integrates nutrition science with the culinary arts for a unique, specialized program,” said University President Charles "Mac" Powell, PhD. “We have a wide base of faculty on board – registered dietitians, nutritionists and established chefs – who will share their expertise through hands-on, informative coursework and mentorship.”
The San Diego campus is fully equipped with invaluable resources for degree candidates, including a whole-food nutrition kitchen, and herbal and culinary gardens. These unique facilities support a curriculum focused on the healing aspects of food. With diverse course offerings ranging from Therapeutic Cooking to Ecological Aspects of Nutrition, students will master both scientific and culinary skills, thus graduating with a solid foundation for an array of career options ahead.
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Bastyr University, located near Seattle, Washington, is internationally recognized as a pioneer in natural medicine. As the largest accredited university for natural health arts and sciences in the U.S., Bastyr offers more than 17 degree and certificate programs in fields such as naturopathic medicine, acupuncture & Oriental medicine, and whole-food nutrition. Founded in 1978, the University now includes a leading-edge research facility (the Bastyr University Research Institute) and outstanding clinical training at Bastyr Center for Natural Health. The University’s second campus, Bastyr University California, opened in San Diego, California, in fall 2012, becoming the state’s first and only accredited school of naturopathic medicine.