Bastyr Seattle Campus

Campus Tour

The 51-acre Bastyr University campus is uniquely suited for the study of natural health sciences. Nestled among fields and 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. Built in 1959 as a Catholic seminary, the facility has been used by Bastyr University since 1996.

Seattle Learning Facilities

Amenities accessible to all students include

Campus Laboratories

  • Botanical Medicine Lab
  • Cadaver Anatomy lab
  • Dry Lab
  • Histology lab
  • Hydrotherapy Lab
  • Kitchen Lab
  • Research Lab
  • Soft Tissue Manipulation Lab


Visit Information

Address

14500 Juanita Dr NE, Kenmore, WA 98028 (View our campus map

About Your Visit

At this time, we are unable to give physical tours of the campuses due to county health orders. You can however, take a Virtual Tour of each campus now, and talk to an advisor about all of the amenities each campus has to offer.

Your visit can be tailored to meet your needs and interests. During your visit, you can: 

To schedule a visit and/or an advising appointment, contact:

Please note that Bastyr is a fragrance-free (perfumes, scented lotions, etc.) environment.

Meet with our Advising Team

Advisors at Bastyr are here to help! From selecting the right prerequisite classes, to providing specific details about the programs, the advising team is here to make your life easier.

Distinctive features of the campus

  • Bastyr Chapel - known for its exquisite acoustics and rich European décor.
  • Garden and Reflexology Path - offering an array of medicinal and culinary herbs along with first public reflexology path in North America.
  • Bastyr Dining Commons - the award-winning dining center, open to the public, offering an innovative and affordably priced menu and catering services.

Campus Lodging

Overnight accomodations may be available in Bastyr's dorm-style room on the 5th floor of the main building.
Room rates vary based on occupancy and purpose for your campus visit.
Please contact Guest Services at 425-602-3075 or confer@bastyr.edu for more information.

Hotels

Several hotels are located within 6 to 10 miles of Bastyr.  None are located within walking distance or on easy bus routes. Most likely you will need a car, or you can take a taxi to Bastyr. Download a hotel list (pdf).

Explore Seattle

Seattle, Washington

Even the city of Seattle retains the region's forested feel. Located on the Puget Sound, Seattle boasts numerous parks with access to its many lakes, rivers, streams and the Sound. But Seattle also offers plenty of big-city charm, including a busy nightlife, award-winning restaurants and shopping ranging from boutiques featuring only local artisan crafts to national department stores.

Although the city draws 10 million tourists from across the globe each year, Seattle's attractions are as equally beloved by area residents, including:

Pike Place Market in SeattleSeattle is easily accessible via Bastyr's own shuttle, public transportation or by bicycle on the scenic Burke Gilman Trail.

But feel free to stay closer to campus. Downtown Kenmore, also on the shore of Lake Washington, offers plenty of retail and restaurants, while just a couple of miles farther from campus are the cities of Kirkland and Bothell, both offering thriving downtowns districts with parks dotting the way.

See also: The Real Deal with Seattle Weather

 

Puget Sound

Beyond the urban areas of the Puget Sound region awaits fun-filled weekends for outdoor enthusiasts, beach combers, wine lovers and more.

The nearby Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges offer endless campgrounds and trails for hikers, bikers and other recreationists, while Washington's burgeoning wine country lies just over the Cascades to the east. And although you may not get the chance to don your beachwear at either the Washington or Oregon coasts, just remember that what the Pacific Northwest beaches lack in tropical weather they make up for in beauty.

In addition, the state is bordered on the north by British Columbia, so visiting a foreign country is just a short ferry or train ride away.

Bastyr Kenmore Degree Programs

Bachelor of Science in Health Psychology - Integrated Wellness

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

Bachelor of Science in Health Psychology - Pre-med Track

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

Bachelor of Science in Herbal Sciences

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

Bachelor of Science in Integrated Human Biology

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

Bachelor of Science in Nutrition

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

Bachelor of Science in Nutrition & Culinary Arts

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

Bachelor of Science in Nutrition & Exercise Science

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

Chinese Herbal Medicine Certificate

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

Dietetic Internship - Nutrition

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

Doctor of Acupuncture

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

Doctor of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine

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

Doctor of Acupuncture Medicine

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

Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine

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.

Holistic Landscape Design Certificate

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

Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology

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

Master of Public Health

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

Master of Science in Acupuncture

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

Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

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

Master of Science in Midwifery

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

Master of Science in Nutrition

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

Master of Science in Nutrition / Didactic Program in Dietetics

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

Master of Science in Nutrition and Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology

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

Post-Baccalaureate in Naturopathic Medicine

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

Post-Baccalaureate in Nutrition

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

What is Naturopathic Medicine

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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