Bastyr University Celebrates Ten Years in San Diego

Group of people at Bastyr University San Diego cutting a ribbon


Bastyr University is celebrating 10 years in San Diego by expanding community partnerships to better care for neighbors in traditionally underserved communities.

“Bastyr educates the future leaders in health care using evidence-driven, science-based curricula that emphasizes the connection between mind, body, nature, and spirit,” says Bastyr University President Devin Byrd, PhD. “We are doing the work to build a more equitable and inclusive health care system. Bastyrians create impact wherever they go, and I’m especially proud of the difference we are making in San Diego.”

Bastyr University’s San Diego faculty and students partner with EJE Academies to provide naturopathic care. They are forging a relationship with Project New Village and finding ways to support indigenous communities with naturopathic medicine and healing therapies.

To provide more care to patients of its clinic and enhance natural health education for students Bastyr University is expanding its San Diego campus with these additions.

  • IV Lab - naturopathic doctors treat patients, living with a number of health conditions, through the use of intravenous therapies.
  • Community room – space for meditation and yoga; designed to calm anxieties and encourage connection to mind, body, and spirit.
  • Natural Health Library – a destination for students to find scientific books and publications about natural medicine, mental health, nutrition, and care modalities.
  • Classrooms and office space – as Bastyr continues to draw new students and grow, classrooms and offices are being added to enhance the learning experience.

For those who designed Bastyr University’s San Diego campus, its success is no surprise.

“In a single decade, Bastyr University took root in San Diego and developed into a robust academic community dedicated to improving humanity through the thoughtful delivery of care,” says Bastyr University President Emeritus Daniel K. Church, PhD. “Every day, I am inspired by our students, faculty, and alumni as they advocate for patients and work with nature to create sustainable outcomes for lasting health.”

Church spoke at a recent ribbon-cutting event emceed by Bastyr Trustee and Alumna Erin Rhae Biller, ND, FAIHM. Attendees celebrated the expansion of Bastyr’s community partnerships and its campus.

Bastyr University faculty educate future leaders in the natural health arts and sciences, with an emphasis on integrating mind, body, spirit, and nature.  Since its inception, in Seattle, in 1978 Bastyr University has been a pioneer in science-based natural medicine. Bastyr University is a nonprofit, private university offering doctorate,  graduate, and undergraduate degrees, with multidisciplinary curricula in natural health and medicine mind, body, spirit, and nature. Bastyr University has campuses and clinics in San Diego and the Seattle-area.