About Us

Bastyr University's roots run deepest in its School of Naturopathic Medicine. In 1978, founders Les Griffith, ND; William A. Mitchell, Jr.; ND, Joseph E. Pizzorno, Jr.; ND, and Sheila Quinn enrolled the first class of naturopathic students at John Bastyr College of Naturopathic Medicine.

As the college expanded to include other natural heath arts and sciences curricula, eventually becoming Bastyr University, its School of Naturopathic Medicine has remained strong. In fall 2012, the school began offeringing an additional Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine program at Bastyr University California in San Diego.

Programs of Study


We educate future naturopathic physicians who care for the health and well-being of their communities and advance our profession.


The School of Naturopathic Medicine will be a leading academic center for inspired and scholarly learning in the cultivation of naturopathic doctors. It will accomplish this through education, research, professional leadership, community and clinical services that bridge the worlds of science, nature and spirit.

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