Mini ND Camp | Bastyr University


Mini ND Camp


Bastyr University will be offering a Mini-ND camp in August 2017 at its Kenmore campus for individuals considering pursuing a degree in naturopathic medicine and others generally interested in learning about naturopathic medicine.

NOTE: The Camp is currently full. If you would like to be wait-listed, please contact commedu[at]bastyr[dot]edu. We also invite you to contact our Admissions office at ndadvise[at]bastyr[dot]edu to schedule a personalized visit to the campus for you. 

Led by our distinguished faculty, this five-day program will follow the major themes of the naturopathic medicine curriculum, offering individuals a combination of presentations and hands-on experiences for participants to learn about anatomy, physiology, pathology, diagnosis, and the different therapies used in naturopathic medicine. 

Monday, August 7 - Wellness. Explore wellness and how the body works to stay healthy. 
Tuesday, August 8 - Dis-ease and Diagnosis. Discover how a healthy body becomes dis-eased and how doctors arrive at a diagnosis. 
Wednesday, August 9 - Tools for Restoring Health and Wellness. Become familiar with items in the naturopathic medicine tool kit and how they create, restore, and maintain health.
Thursday, August 10 - Putting It All Together in the Care of Patients. Learn how naturopathic medical students are trained to utilize all their tools and skills in patient care.
Friday, August 11 - Clinic Visit. End the week with an experience in our teaching clinic, where you will see our faculty physicians and student clinicians transforming the health and wellbeing of the human community one person at a time!

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Participants will have the opportunity to meet and talk with faculty from the naturopathic medicine program, including:

Joe Pizzorno, ND - co-founder and former president of Bastyr University and one of the world’s leading authorities on science-based natural/integrative medicine.
Arianna Staruch, ND - associate dean of the School of Naturopathic Medicine at Bastyr.
Jennifer Johnson, ND - associate dean of Clinical Education in Bastyr's School of Naturopathic Medicine.
Leanna Standish, PhD, ND, LAc, FABNO - a professor in Bastyr University Research Institute, founding board member of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians, and principal investigator on several National Institutes of Health (NIH) research grants 
Sheila Kingsbury, ND - chair of Bastyr's Botanical Medicine and Herbal Sciences program.

There will be opportunities to join us in the Bastyr Nutrition Kitchen, Physical Medicine Hydrotherapy Lab, Botanical Medicine Lab, herb walks and more. Plus participants will be able to take advantage of chair massages from students in Summer Massage Intensive offered at the Bastyr campus in partnership with the Bellevue Massage School.

Scholarship info: Individuals who attend our Mini-ND Camp and later go on to enroll as full-time students at Bastyr will receive an incoming student scholarship of no less than $1,000.

Lodging info:  Rooms are small dorm style rooms, single or double located on the 5th floor for the main campus building. Shared restrooms and shower rooms. There is a small kitchen and lounge. Linens and towels provided.

Participants are welcome to extend their stay to attend the University's Experience Bastyr event on Saturday, August 12, as well as visit more of the Seattle area. If you would like to extend you stay please contact Julie Herbison jherbison[at]bastyr[dot]edu inquire about room availability.