2014 Brings a Clean Slate, Infinite Promise

Bastyr students and employees run into Lake Washington.

At Bastyr’s campuses and clinics, it is also a time of infinite promise. Here is a list of all that is happening at the start of our new year.

Splash and Dash

The start of the winter quarter in Kenmore is unofficially marked by our annual Splash and Dash, where brave students, faculty and staff members take to the chilly waters of Lake Washington. Now in its 16th year, the plunge kicks off the New Year in an invigorating and memorable way. For those who participate in the run, the plunge, the shivers and the laughs, we salute you.

San Diego Campus Launches a New Master’s Program

We are pleased to announce the newest accredited degree program at Bastyr University California. The Master of Science in Nutrition for Wellness builds on the success of Bastyr’s current nutrition programs, which are among the University’s most popular. Beginning in fall 2014, the new program will train students to develop and teach whole-food nutrition programs for communities.

Weekend Doctoral Program

Our Kenmore campus will soon welcome applications for a newly revised Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree. The program will deliver advanced training to licensed acupuncturists in the areas of oncology, pain management and family medicine. Formatted into weekend intensives, the program will allow practitioners to maintain their practices while developing specialized skills.

Bolster Your New Year’s Resolutions at Our Teaching Clinics

With New Year’s resolutions occupying the minds of many, our teaching clinics are planning free health events to keep you on track with your goals. Bastyr Center for Natural Health will feature a Living Naturally talk on “Food and Mood: An Exploration of the Mind-Body Connection” on January 11, followed by the return of the “Weigh to Go” weight management program on January 15. Bastyr University Clinic will begin offering free talks in San Diego in late winter – watch the clinic’s new website for forthcoming details.

Discover Bastyr at our Kenmore Open House

If you have ever wondered what it would be like to attend Bastyr University, you are welcome to join us for the biggest event of the year for prospective students. Our January 25 Open House has something for everyone. Spend the day meeting our faculty, asking advising questions, watching natural health demonstrations and learning about life on our campuses. Then decide if Bastyr is the right place for you.

We look forward to another wonderful year filled with achievements. 2014 is here and we invite you to join us as we start making lasting memories!

Daniel K. Church, PhD










In health, 

Daniel K. Church, PhD

Bastyr University President



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Bastyr University Celebrates Naturopathic Medicine Week 2016

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Students Rally for Medicare Inclusion in Washington, DC

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Bastyr Kenmore's 2016 graduation ceremony at Benaroya Hall

Bastyr Graduating Nearly 400 Students in June 2016

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In the Media

Pacific County Program Manager

March 5Health Department Expands Services, brings new People Aboard:

Stephanie Michael, a registered dietician nutritionist, was hired as the county’s Health Services Program manager, and is on the front lines of the COVID-19 response in Pacific County

February 27Seattle Based Organization Expands Awareness About Naturopathic Medicine: Welcomes Dr. Joe Pizzorno To Board Of Directors:

The Institute of Natural Medicine announces that Dr. Joe Pizzorno has joined their Board of Directors


November 20 Black naturopathic doctors introduce alternative health guide:

ND student Erin Arney co-authored a textbook, Eliminating Race-Based Mental Health Disparities.