The Health Psychology Integrated Wellness track explores the integration of mind, body and spirit – equipping students to help people improve their quality of life. This degree track provides an excellent foundation for graduate degrees in all areas of psychology, including clinical psychology, counseling fields and mind-body studies.
Length of Program: 2 years, full time.
Campus: Kenmore, Washington

This track, with a dual emphasis on biology and psychology, provides a health psychology education within the framework of medical science. This option is ideal for those seeking a pre-med degree, as it prepares students prepared to continue graduate studies in the biomedical field.
Length of Program: 2 years, full time.
Campus: Kenmore, Washington

This degree is the first of its kind. The program equips students with both scientific knowledge and a deep understanding of plants. Graduates are prepared to enter the herbal products field directly, begin work as botanical medicine experts or pursue further education in related areas.
Length of Program: 2 years, full time.
Campus: Kenmore, Washington

This degree equips students to pursue a range of professional degrees (naturopathic doctor, medical doctor, dentist, pharmacist), allied health degrees (physician's assistant, nurse, physical therapist) and graduate studies in biological sciences.
Length of Program: 2 years.
Campuses: 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.
Length of Program: 2 years, full time.
Campus: Kenmore, Washington

Students enrolled in this bachelor's completion program – one of the first of its kind in the U.S. – receive an education grounded in whole food nutrition and food science while also developing culinary skills and the ability to use food therapeutically.
Length of Program: 2 years, full time.
Campuses: Kenmore, Washington; and San Diego, California

Students in this degree program build an in-depth knowledge of the body's physiology and mechanics, as well as an understanding of mind-body wellness and the role of nutrition in health.
Length of Program: 2 years, full time.
Campus: Kenmore, Washington

Expand your acupuncture practice with Bastyr’s unique Chinese Herbal Medicine Certificate (CCHM). The CCHM curriculum enables students to gain skills and knowledge in the principles of Chinese herbology, including materia medica, formulations, prepared medicines, dispensary, herbal therapeutics and clinical training at the Chinese herbal medicine teaching clinic.
Length of Program: 2 years (9 quarters)
Campus: Kenmore, Washington

The dietetic internship is based upon the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) eligibility requirements and accreditation standards and is designed to meet performance requirements for entry-level dietitians. Interns practice at the University's teaching clinic, Bastyr Center for Natural Health.
Length of Program: 10 months.
Campus: Kenmore, Washington

The Doctorate in Acupuncture (DAc) is a first professional doctoral program for acupuncturists who wish to gain a higher level of skills in advanced diagnostic studies, collaborative and integrative care, and professional development that this growing field is demanding. The program is designed to train acupuncturists to the highest level of competency in an entry level degree.

Length of Program: 4 years (14 quarters)
Campus: Kenmore, Washington

The Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) degree is a regionally and professionally accredited clinical doctorate program developed for licensed acupuncturists to address the current trend of increased collaboration between acupuncturists, physicians and other health care providers. Length of Program: 2 years, full time.
Campus: Kenmore, Washington

The Doctor of Acupuncture Medicine (DAcM) provides the didactic and clinical training necessary for eligibility to sit for the national board exam to become a licensed acupuncturist.
Length of Program: 4 years, full time.
Campus: Kenmore, Washington

The naturopathic doctor (ND) degree program integrates both scientific and holistic viewpoints in a rigorous, science-based natural medicine curriculum. The program includes more than 4,100 hours of didactic and clinical instruction.
Length of Program: Four years for full-time students, five years for the extended track or dual-degree options.
Campus: Kenmore, Washington, and San Diego, California.

The first of its kind in the nation, this permaculture certificate program is a training opportunity for those who want to build on their knowledge of medicinal and edible plants and apply that expertise to the development of sustainable landscapes.
Length of Program: 26 total credits spread over four quarters. Courses are offered on evenings and weekends.
Campus: Kenmore, Washington

An accredited, stand-alone two-year graduate program leading to eligibility to become a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC). Length of Program: 2 years; late afternoon/early evening classes accommodates traditional students and working professionals who desire non-traditional course scheduling.
Campus: Kenmore, Washington, and San Diego, California

The Master of Arts in Maternal-Child Health Systems offers experienced midwives and other qualified maternal-child health professionals the opportunity to become influential leaders in education, research, policymaking, program management and advocacy to improve the health of women and children.
Length of Program: One year (4 quarters) primarily online
Campus: Kenmore, Washington

The Master of Public Health (MPH) with a Specialization in Community Health Education gives students the knowledge and skills to succeed in public health and community health education settings. The program prepares students to become certified as Community Health Education Specialists (CHES).
Length of Program: 2 years, evening course format
Campus: Kenmore, Washington

Acupuncture newels being placed

Bastyr University offers an entry level master’s program for those who strive to have their own acupuncture practice.
Length of Program: 3 years (11 quarters) full time.
Campus: Kenmore, Washington

The Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MSAOM) provides the didactic and clinical training necessary for eligibility to sit for the national board exam to become a licensed acupuncturist.
Length of Program: 3 years
Campus: Kenmore, Washington

The direct-entry Master of Science in Midwifery program prepares students to greatly improve the quality and breadth of maternity care offered to women and their families. It also qualifies graduates to become state (or provincially) licensed and nationally certified midwives.
Length of Program: 3 years (11 quarters) full time.
Campus: Kenmore, Washington

This innovative program provides students with a broad education in nutritional science and preventive health, prepares them to critically evaluate scientific literature, and serves as a firm foundation for those pursuing future doctoral level education.
Length of Program: 2 years, full time.
Campus: Kenmore, Washington

The master's didactic program in dietetics (MSN/DPD) is designed to fulfill the academic and competency requirements for registered dietitian eligibility. The program allows students to complete a didactic program while pursuing a master's in nutrition.
Length of Program: 2 years, full time.
Campus: Kenmore, Washington

The MSN/MACP dual-track program integrates training in nutritional counseling and mental health counseling, leading to licensure as a mental health counselor. The program includes a supervised practicum with a diverse patient population.
Length of Program: 3 years, full time.
Campus: Kenmore, Washington

This Bastyr University California program prepares leaders in whole-food nutrition education. They have the skills to translate nutrition science into meaningful, accessible information in diverse fields. Length of program: 2 years, full time.
Campus: San Diego, California

The post-bacc program allows students with non-science backgrounds or students missing a significant number of classes to complete the necessary prerequisites for the naturopathic medicine program.
Length of Program: Must be completed in one year.
Campuses: Kenmore, Washington

The post-baccalaureate program allows students with non-science backgrounds or students missing a significant number of classes to complete the necessary prerequisites for nutrition Master of Science degrees at Bastyr.
Length of Program: Must be completed in 1 year.
Campus: Kenmore, Washington

Naturtopathic doctors evaluating a X-ray

Naturopathic medicine is a distinct system of primary health care that emphasizes prevention and the self-healing process through the use of natural therapies. While the roots of naturopathic medicine date back to the 1890s, naturopathic medicine has witnessed a rapid increase in public interest in recent years as a result of the  growing consumer movement to solve the health care puzzle using prevention, wellness and respect for nature's inherent healing ability. 

Naturopathic doctors (NDs) are primary care physicians who blend centuries-old knowledge and a philosophy that nature is the most effective healer with current research on health and human systems. They have attended a four-year naturopathic medical school, are clinically trained, and work in all aspects of family health — from pediatric to geriatric care. Most NDs provide primary care through office-based private practice, but a growing number are in clinic settings.

Naturopathic diagnosis focuses on identifying the underlying causes of disease, while naturopathic therapies are supported by research drawn from peer-reviewed journals from many disciplines, including naturopathic medicine, conventional medicine, European complementary medicine, clinical nutrition, phytotherapy, pharmacognosy, homeopathy, psychology and spirituality.

The therapeutic modalities used in naturopathic medicine (including physical manipulation, clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathy and hydrotherapy) integrate conventional, scientific and empirical methodology with the ancient laws of nature.

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Audit Classes

Did you know you can take many of the University's regular academic courses before you are admitted, assuming extra seats are available and you have the required prerequisites?

You can either audit classes or take them for credit. These 11-week classes, usually held on weekdays, are available in the nutrition, culinary arts, exercise science, health psychology and herbal sciences programs.

See a list of courses you can audit.