There are many ways to turn your passion for food, nutrition and the environment into a meaningful, successful profession. As a student in Bastyr’s Bachelor of Science in Nutrition (BSN) program, you’ll gain the practical skills and confidence you need to bring whole-food nutrition and wellness to your community, as well as meet the greater needs of the planet. Length of Program: 2 years, full time.Campus: Kenmore, Washington
There are many ways to turn your passion for food, nutrition and the environment into a meaningful, successful profession. As a student in Bastyr’s Bachelor of Science in Nutrition (BSN) program, you’ll gain the practical skills and confidence you need to bring whole-food nutrition and wellness to your community, as well as meet the greater needs of the planet.
World-class education. A rigorous, science-based curriculum prepares you for a mainstream profession with a natural health perspective. Highly qualified faculty, small class sizes and strong advising programs give you the focused attention you deserve.
Exceptional nutrition facilities. Grow your understanding of nutritional concepts and develop your culinary skills in a fully equipped whole-food nutrition kitchen. Choose from organic, local meals at our whole-food Dining Commons. Help cultivate the University's Medicinal Herb Garden and its 350 species of herbs and seasonal crops. The garden serves as a laboratory for organic, sustainable and renewable agriculture.
Additional learning opportunities. You’ll have access to elective classes in other programs, including herbal sciences, naturopathic medicine and health psychology.
A diverse student body. Bastyr students draw from across the United States and over 25 other countries.
A few ways to turn your calling into a career:
See examples of how our graduates use their nutrition degrees.
Seattle, Washington Campus
Set in the heart of the Pacific Northwest, Bastyr’s expansive Seattle-area campus provides a serene, natural environment for students to deepen their health education. Our campus is located in the Seattle suburb of Kenmore, Washington, and encompasses 51 acres along the shore of Lake Washington.
At our Seattle-area campus, you’ll enjoy dynamic classroom environments and unique facilities for research, laboratory and clinical experiences. Our campus location also affords you easy access to the rich cultural experiences of the Seattle metropolitan area and unlimited exposure to the natural wonders of the Puget Sound region.
2 years, full-time
The Bachelor of Science in Nutrition is a bachelor’s degree completion program, specifically developed for students who have already started their undergraduate degree. Entering students will have completed the equivalent of two years of college coursework before enrolling. Bastyr enrolls new degree-seeking students for the Fall Quarter entry.
Bastyr’s innovative Bachelor of Science in Nutrition program provides a comprehensive education in nutritional science with a broad view of wellness, community and the environment. Reference our curriculum table for the number of credits per course, course hours and lecture hours each week.
Through this rigorous nutrition curriculum, Bastyr’s experienced faculty guide students through the physiological, biochemical, socioeconomic, political and psychological dimensions of human nutrition. Expected learning outcomes of graduates can be found in the course catalog.
Contact an advisor to learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Nutrition program.
Reference our curriculum table for full prerequisites. To learn which classes fulfill these prerequisites, use our course equivalency guide.
A full course outline can be found in the Bachelor of Science in Nutrition program description of the Academic Catalog.
Are you ready to take the next step toward pursuing your Bachelor of Science in Nutrition degree? Speak to an advisor today to learn more about tuition costs or to find out about our financial aid programs!
Cynthia Bartok, PhD, RD, is a core faculty member in the Department of Nutrition and Exercise Science whose interests include weight management, health promotion, public health, sports nutrition, maternal infant nutrition, and nutrition research.