Since its inception in 2012, the Bastyr University California (BUC) campus located in San Diego has educated leaders in the natural health arts and sciences. BUC has become an integral part of the community, serving patients at the Bastyr University Clinic and multiple external sites. Additionally, Bastyr students benefit from exposure to San Diego’s life science industry and integrative health community, which is rich in research and career opportunities.
Bastyr’s California campus offers many of the same state-of-the-art facilities and clinical experiences as our Seattle location. The campus is minutes from Torrey Pines State Park and sits adjacent to Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve.
You have a desire to make the world a healthier place for all. You want to become a licensed physician, a counselor or an expert in the field of diet and nutrition, but would like to do so with a whole person approach.
Our campus sits on more than 41,000 square feet with ample space for learning and connecting. We are approximately 14 miles north of downtown, the historical Gaslamp District, and located only a few blocks from the Coaster Commuter rail service. Our campus borders the Los Penasquitos Canyon Reserve, offering students access to more than 4,000 acres of hiking, biking and equestrian trails.
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Bastyr University California is located in San Diego, California’s second-largest city, positioned near a robust life and health sciences industry cluster and world-class medical facilities. San Diego is known for the arts, cultural diversity, beautiful beaches and endless outdoor recreational opportunities such as:
4106 Sorrento Valley Blvd, San Diego, California 92121
Your visit can be tailored to meet your needs and interests. During your visit, you can:
Please note that Bastyr is a fragrance-free (perfumes, scented lotions, etc.) environment.
Advisors at Bastyr are here to help! From selecting the right prerequisite classes, to providing specific details about the programs, advisors have the knowledge and resources you need to start your path to Bastyr.
Multiple travel options are available from the San Diego International Airport, and the campus is near the Sorrento Valley stop of the San Diego Coaster commuter train.
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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.
An accredited, stand-alone two-year graduate program leading to eligibility to become a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC).
*Please note: The Summer 2021 cohort for our Kenmore campus is full and is no longer accepting applications. Applications are still open for our San Diego campus cohort.
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
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.