Students that have a unique passion for nutrition and mental health will nurture their calling through Bastyr’s Master of Science in Nutrition and Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology (MSN/MACP) dual-degree program. The program integrates clinical training in nutrition and mental health counseling, leading to licensure as a mental health counselor.
3 years, full time
$728/credit hour (average)
I am so grateful for my education with Bastyr, it prepared me well for my career. It is a great privilege to do this deep healing work with patients. Bastyr helped me find my path in life in the healing arts.
Social Justice and Advocacy lens
Eligible to take the state licensing exam upon graduation (LMHC and CN)
MSN/MACP students put scientific theories into practice through supervised clinical training at Bastyr Center for Natural Health. It’s a real-world experience in preparation to become a licensed mental health counselor, with guidance from experienced clinical supervisors on Bastyr's faculty.
Nutrition Career Guide
There are so many career paths you can choose with a nutrition degree! This nutrition career guide will help you discern what degree program and career is best for you.
Need Science Prerequisites? Take them at Bastyr!
You may need several courses in order to join your program. Instead of waiting to finish those before joining the Bastyr community, why not take some or all of those at a Bastyr campus? You will be able to experience learning amongst a cohort that shares your passion for natural medicine.
Daniel C. Rosen
Dr. Rosen was the founding co-director of the Daniel K. Church Center for Social Justice & Diversity at Bastyr University (2014-2020). He founded the non-profit organization AWARE in…
Students may take individual, science-based prerequisites as a non-matriculated student. If you wish to discuss taking specific pre-requisites at Bastyr, please contact Admissions. Here is a list of courses offered.
Cumulative GPA of 3.0, or a 3.0 in the last 45 credits in their undergraduate degree, a B or better in General Psychology, Human Physiology, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Microbiology and a C or better in all other prerequisite courses. Exceptional candidates who do not meet these standards will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
- Human Physiology or a combined Human Anatomy and Physiology - 1 course
- Organic Chemistry* - 1 course
- Biochemistry**- 1 course
- Introductory Nutrition - 1 course
- Introductory Psychology** - 1 course
- College Algebra or Statistics - 1 course
- Microbiology - 1 course
*Must be science-major level and not survey-level with at least one lab in any science class.
**Biochemistry and psychology courses must have been taken within seven years of program start.
Bastyr accepts graduate and undergraduate transfer credits earned at accredited colleges and universities. Learn what you need to make this process go smoothly.
- Mental health counselor
- Lifestyle/behavior change counselor
- Counselor for patients with eating disorders
- Nutrition consultant
- Nutrition educator
- Nutritionist in select states
- School counselor
- Mental health and substance abuse social worker
- Rehabilitation counselor
- Marriage and family counselor
- Prevention and wellness coach or consultant
- Corporate wellness consultant
About the Seattle, Washington Campus
The 51-acre Bastyr University campus is uniquely suited for the study of natural health sciences. Nestled among woodlands on the northeast shore of Lake Washington, the 186,000-square-foot campus complex is located 10 miles northeast of Seattle in Kenmore, Washington.