As a member of the general public you can take many of the University's regular academic courses, assuming extra seats are available and you have the required prerequisites. You can either audit classes or take them for credit. Most are 11-week classes, held on weekdays, and are available through the nutrition, culinary arts, exercise science, health psychology and herbal sciences programs. Registration is handled through the Office of the Registrar.

For more information or to register, please call (425) 602-3010, send email, or download, print out and mail in the registration form (.pdf) to "Attn: Mike Hall, 14500 Juanita Dr. NE, Kenmore, WA 98028-4966."

PNW Wildlife Tracking

Course Date & Time:

Saturday July 16, 2022- 9:00am - 3:00pm PST

 


Course Notes

This course is held in-person at our Bastyr University Kenmore Campus. Participants will meet outside the University entrance by the Flagpole Parking Lot by 9:00am on the day of class.

Registration is open to those ages 12+. 
Please be sure to dress for the weather and wear those hiking boots!
There is no food service available on campus at this time, so please bring your lunch. 
 

Canvas Classroom

By registering for the course, you are given access to a Canvas classroom. This is optional, but it will hold any resources and links discussed in class, and you will need to access it to complete your post-course evaluation and competency quiz if you'd like a certificate of completion. Please check your email following registration for access instructions. You will not have access until the day of class. For any issues related to Canvas access, please email us at continuinged@bastyr.edu 

 


About the Course

This intro level PNW Wildlife Tracking Course will cover the skills that beginners will need to delve further into the subject. The course begins with the basics of local and site-specific ecology including anthropogenic influences on the landscape. After the ecological foundation has been built the class moves into the skills needed to identify and interpret clear tracks and make simple interpretations of wildlife behavior and identification including age, sex, and gaits. Along with tracks we will also look at wildlife signs and begin to build hypotheses regarding the age of sign-based-upon recent weather sequences. At the end of the class recommendations for internet and book resources will be provided for those interested.

What to Bring

Class will be held at Bastyr University's Kenmore campus, as well as around the surrounding St. Edward State Park. Please meet at the front of the school by the Flagpole parking lot by 9:00am on the day of class. 

Materials TBA- You will recieve an email prior to class with instructions on how to find the class and what to bring with you. 

This class is held outdoors- please dress for the weather.

Course Learning Objectives & Goals

  • Learn to identify the clear tracks of multiple taxa.
  • Learn to use weather patterns to provide an approximate age when a track was made.
  • Learn to interpret gait patterns.
  • Learn some of the basic biotic and abiotic components of their biome.
  • Learn about wildlife behavior including wildlife and plant interactions.
  • Learn the basics of interpreting bird alarm call systems.

Course Completion Requirements (in order to receive a Certificate of Completion)

  • You must attend the live session of the class held at BU Kenmore
  • You must complete the course exam with a 75% or higher to pass.
  • You must complete the course evaluation.

About the Instructor

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Christopher Byrd (he/him) has been a naturalist for the last twenty years focusing on the Pacific Northwest, Northern Rockies, American Southwest, and increasingly the Neotropics. He holds a professional tracker certification through CyberTracker International in South Africa. He has been fortunate to teach tracking, field botany, and birding for several local organizations including The North Cascades Institute, Wilderness Awareness School, Wild Whatcom, The Cascade Land Conservancy, and Western Washington University. He graduated from Humboldt State University in 2008 with a BA in education and a Professional Degree in Elementary Education. He is currently finishing a Master of Science in Environmental Studies with an emphasis in Conservation Biology from Prescott College in Northern Arizona.

 

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Online Ayurvedic Health Advisor Certificate Program- Fall 2022

Course starts: Friday August 19, 2022- 6:30 - 9:30pm
Saturday & Sunday August 20-21, 2022-  8:00 - 6:00pm
Course runs one weekend per month August-November for the Fall quarter 


Prerequisite to this course:
Introduction to Ayurveda

Students have one calendar year from the start date of their first module (not including the Intro course) to complete the certificate program. You will have an additional 6 months after completion of the final module to submit your client hour logs to finalize your certificate.

Fall Quarter for the Ayurveda Health Advisor Certificate Program includes the following modules:

  • Module 8: Client Interactions & Health Program Procedures (August 19-21, 2022):

Focus of this course is Ayurvedic assessment skills of by delving into multi-faceted examination, including interview and communication, techniques, physical exam, lifestyle assessment and developing a protocol, including client adherence issues.

  • Module 9: Pathology of Body Energy and Disease (September 23-25, 2022):

Fine-tune your understanding of disease states and pathology in Ayurveda. Learn about dosha imbalance as well as causes of disease (such as genetic, constitutional and seasonal) for selected body systems, including three major assessment agendas.

  • Module 10: Ayurvedic Body Systems Structure and Function (October 21-23, 2022):

This class explores the basic concepts of Ayurvedic body structure. Students will also explore the basic concepts of Ayurvedic body functions, including details regarding Dosha (Energetic Principles), Dhatu (tissues) and Mala (waste products). The course will cover the Ayurvedic understanding of energy ppatterns and fundamental aspects of Ayurvedic physiology. Students will learn details of Five Elements (Panchamahabhuta Siddhanta), Three Doshas (Tridosha Siddhanta), Twenty Qualities (Gunas), Constitution, Current Energy Balance, Six Tastes (Shadrasa), Doshas, Sub-dosas, Dhatus, Srotamsi, Agni, Ama, Malas, Prana, Tejas and Ojas.

  • Module 11: Complementary Modalities (November 18-20, 2022):

Immerse yourself in yoga philosophy and Patanjali’s eight limbs of yoga. Understand the effect yoga hason the doshas, energetic principles and bodily functions. Focus on the Ayurvedic application of yoga for health and constitutional balance. Explore Vedic astrology, introductory Sanskrit, bodywork, color therapy and interior design,exterior environments and introductory conventional medical approaches.

*Homework will be assigned by the instructor and must be completed by the due date assigned- approximately one month after each live session

Course Notes
Each 52-hour module must be completed within a 4-week period. Each module includes 20 hours of live webinar, 12 hours of recorded supplemental instruction available online, 10 hours of self-study, and 10 hours of client sessions. If you're interested in purchasing the full Ayurvedic Certificate Program you can purchase the entire program (includes Introduction to Ayurveda at no additional cost to you) for the amount of $4250.00. Full Certificate Program

 *Price does not include supplemental materials* 

Ayurvedic Advisor Certification
To earn a Certificate of Competency, you must complete all 12 courses (which include at least 50 client sessions) and pass the open-book exam at the end of each course.

Cancellation, transfer and refund policy can be found here. If you purchase the full Ayurvedic Certificate Program that includes the free Introduction to Ayurveda (price valued at $415), and cancel your subscription to the webinar course within 14 days as per the cancellation policy, the Introduction to Ayurveda is non-refundable and the valued amount of $415 will not be reimbursed upon cancellation.  

About the Instructor

Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa (K.P.Khalsa)

KP Khalsa, Yogaraj, AD, DN-C, RH, is one of the today’s foremost natural healing experts. As one of a very few clinicians with 50 years in the natural health field, KP has a wealth of experience in the use of healing herbs, vitamins, minerals, and medicinal foods in real life situations. Khalsa, the national president emeritus of the American Herbalists Guild, is the author of over 3,000 published health articles and has written or edited 30 books on cooking, herbalism and health.
He has presented over 200 times at national and state conferences on such diverse topics as herbal medicine and therapeutic nutrition and is featured in several distance learning courses. Khalsa trained in herbalism and food therapy with an Ayurvedic mentor for 35 years. He holds a doctorate in Ayurveda, is a state certified dietitian/nutritionist and registered herbalist. Khalsa is on the Bastyr faculty and is a professor at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

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Introduction to Ayurvedic Health Advisor

Please Note: This class is part of a non-credit program offered by Bastyr’s Certificate, Community and Continuing Education Department. To read about the program's course sequence, requirements and fees, click here.

Course Description
Learn about the historical periods of Ayurveda, the foundational texts and their authors, and prominent schools of thought. Starting with an overview of the origins and development of Ayurveda from the Vedic period to modern time, we will discuss the Samkhya philosophy of life science. We will apply special focus on the principle of the individual constitution – the three doshas. According to Ayurvedic philosophy, the three doshas are the energetic principles that govern our physical, psychological and emotional wellbeing. Class discussions will also address the Ayurvedic principle of living in harmony with nature and the environment.

Course Objectives

  • Define and discuss at least four of the major areas of Samkhya philosophy
  • Define the five elements and their qualities
  • Identify at least five major timeline points in the history of Ayurveda
  • Define and explain the Ayurvedic definition of life
  • List the three doshas and define the physical, psychological and emotional elements of each
  • Describe the role of doshas in the Ayurvedic tradition
  • Discuss the concepts of health and disease through the lens of the Ayurvedic tradition

Supplemental text

Ayurveda Science of Self Healing by Vasant Lad 

About the Instructor

Dr. Vivek Shanbhag, ND, MD-Ayurveda, BAMS, CYEd is a naturopathic doctor, ayurvedic expert, professor and best-selling author. He is the founder and director of the Natural Medicine Clinic, Academy & Wellness Spa which has two clinics in the San Francisco Bay Area. Dr. Shanbhag specializes in integrating Ayurveda, naturopathic medicine and yoga to treat acute and chronic diseases.

For more than 30 years, he has successfully run various Ayurveda institutions in India and the U.S. He was founder and director for 17 years of AYU Academy & Clinic, Seattle. In 2006 he sold this successful institution to Kerala Ayurveda. During 1991-96, he was chairman of the Ayurveda Department of Bastyr University. During 1985-88 he was head of the Ayurvedic Research Institute, Pune.

Dr. Shanbhag is currently on the faculty of Bastyr University, MMI Ayurveda College, Kerala Ayurveda Academy and Vedika Global. He is the best-seller author of Beginner’s Intro to Ayurveda by Keats Publishing. In 1988 he was awarded the prestigious I.I.M. Gold Medal for his MD-Ayurveda research thesis. In 2010 and again in 2013, he won International Awards for Excellence in Ayurvedic Teaching and Practice. He has also been a sought-after keynote speaker at national and international conferences in the fields of Ayurveda, naturopathic medicine, yoga, wellness and nutrition.

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Online Integrative Health CE: The Missing Dental Connection

This course is online only. It is a recorded, self-paced course.
Access Start Date: September 1, 2020
Course Length: 8 hour recorded material (8 CEUs).
Participants have 1 year access to materials

"This is an excellent course! Every ND should take this course, as it has incredibly important implications for systemic health and naturopathic medicine." -- ND student at Bastyr University

“I loved Dr. Rubin's passion for the subject and his teaching style, the images from his personal practice, and his passion to collaborate with [physicians]" - Previous course participant

Course Learning Objectives

  • Develop a practical knowledge of basic dental anatomy, physiology, pathology, and terminology
  • Understand some common dental procedures, their indications, their limitations, and some of the systemic implications
  • Understand the wide range of connections between oral/dental infections and systemic disease
  • Learn the perspective of “biological” dentistry vs “traditional” dentistry
  • Learn how the dentist and physician can work cooperatively to improve patient outcomes
  • Learn to recognize and screen for some signs of oral/dental pathology in your physical exam and patient questionnaire
  • Increase patient referrals from dental colleagues, and understand when to appropriately refer your patients for dental evaluation
  • Learn how to work effectively to support patient health in areas of mercury fillings, root canals, cavitations, periodontal infections and more
  • How to find and evaluate qualified biological dentists

Course CE Completion Requirements

  • You must complete the course materials within 1 year of purchase or course launch date (if purchased before the course is live).
  • You must complete the course exam with a 75% or higher to pass.
  • You must complete the course evaluation.
  • To receive a CE certificate, you must have a approved credential.

Approved for CEUS

  • NDs licensed in WA (pending AANP approval in other states)
  • MDs Category 3
  • RNs Category 3

About the Instructor

Dr. Paul Rubin, DDS, MIAOMT has been in private practice of holistic dentistry in the Seattle area for over 40 years. He  has networked with naturopathic physicians and other holistic health practitioners, and learned what is missing in their knowledge and training about the oral and systemic health connections and about dentistry in general. He has created this course to bridge that gap. He has taught this same course as a “live” elective class for clinic level ND students as well as practitioners at Bastyr for the last three years, where it received overwhelmingly positive reviews  He has worked for over three decades with the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, where he has been awarded as both Fellow and Master of the IAOMT, and brings that experience and knowledge also to the content of this course.

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Online Nutrition CE: Your Brain on Food

Course Notes
This course is online only. It is a recorded, self-paced course.

Access start date: September 1, 2020
Course Length: 1 hour recorded material (1 CEU).
Participants have 1 year access to materials or until August 31, 2022 (whichever comes first)

Course Description

Brain disorders like memory loss and mood issues are increasing every year. Science has shown that nutrition has a powerful effect on the brain and health practitioners are well positioned to help prevent and address these major health concerns. This presentation will highlight specific foods and phytochemicals that support brain health and those that may promote deterioration. It will examine the potential adverse effects of nutrient deficiencies, as well address how inflammatory and cardiovascular issues can negatively affect the brain. It will educate on relevant bio markers, present research on potentially beneficial supplements, and touch on the negative impact of several commonly used medications. Practical ideas on helping patients implement brain-supportive dietary and lifestyle strategies will be provided.

Course Learning Objectives

1. Identify key foods to include/avoid that help support optimal brain health.
2. Interpret pertinent blood labs which may help to assess risk of neuro- degeneration
3. Discuss the potential impact of micronutrient deficiencies on mood, cognition and memory Implement dietary and lifestyle strategies to help patients support mental health and reduce the risk for cognitive decline

Course CE Completion Requirements

  • You must complete the course materials within 1 year of purchase or before August 31, 2022 (whichever comes first)
  • You must complete the course exam with a 75% or higher to pass.
  • You must complete the course evaluation.
  • To receive a CE certificate, you must have a approved credential.

Approved CEUs

  • NDs (AANP approved)
  • RDs (CDR approved)
  • MDs (category III)
  • RNs (category III)

Don't need CEU's? 

Non-CEU Discount Code: NOCEU5 (Recieve $5 off the course price. Please note: you will not be eligible for CEU's or a certificate of completion if you use this code)

About the Instructor

Mary Purdy, MS, RDN, holds a Master's Degree from Bastyr University where she is currently adjunct faculty. Previously she worked at the wellness company, Arivale, as a Coach and Clinical Education Lead training coaches, as well as providing nutrition and lifestyle counseling to clients using a personalized medicine approach. She was in private practice for 8 years as well as a Clinical Supervisor at Bastyr’s Teaching Clinic, working with hundreds of patients on a variety of health issues. She has given over 100 nutrition workshops, speaks regularly at health and nutrition conferences and was the keynote speaker at Bastyr University’s Commencement Ceremony 2019. She serves on the board of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition and was Chair of Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine. Additionally, she hosts the podcast “Mary’s Nutrition Show”, and is the author of the books “Serving the Broccoli Gods", and the forthcoming “The Microbiome Reset Diet.” 

 

View cancellation policy here: https://bastyr.edu/continuing-education/course-information

Online Nutrition CE: Addressing PMS With Diet & Lifestyle

Course Notes
This course is online only. It is a recorded, self-paced course.

Access start date: August 1, 2020
Course Length: 1 hour recorded material (1 CEU).
Participants must complete the course within 1 year or before July 31, 2022. 

Course Description

Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS) is experienced by over 90% of women, some of whose lives are greatly disrupted by this condition, whether through pain, mood or missed workdays.  Not surprisingly, a woman's monthly cycle is a complex orchestration of hormones that can be affected and even dictated by diet and lifestyle patterns. Health providers are primed to help make a difference for many women who may be struggling to find relief from these symptoms.   This presentation will provide a variety of integrative strategies that may help to ease this time of the month, from vital foods to include and minimize,  healthy and supportive habits around sleep, stress, and exercise, as well as potentially helpful supplementation and supportive body, work like massage and acupuncture.

Course Learning Objectives

1. Discuss the basic physiology behind a woman's monthly cycle
2. Identify diet and lifestyle patterns that may exacerbate PMS and dysmenorrhea
3. Implement several diet and lifestyle strategies that support a reduction of PMS symptoms and dysmenorrhea

Course CE Completion Requirements

  • You must complete the course materials within 1 year of purchase or by July 31, 2022 (whichever comes first)
  • You must complete the course exam with a 75% or higher to pass.
  • You must complete the course evaluation.
  • To receive a CE certificate, you must have a approved credential.

Approved CEUs

  • NDs (AANP approved)
  • RDs (CDR approved)
  • MDs (category III)
  • RNs (category III)

Don't need CEU's? 

Non-CEU Discount Code: NOCEU5 (Recieve $5 off the course price. Please note: you will not be eligible for CEU's or a certificate of completion if you use this code)

About the Instructor

Mary Purdy, MS, RDN, holds a Master's Degree from Bastyr University where she is currently adjunct faculty. Previously she worked at the wellness company, Arivale, as a Coach and Clinical Education Lead training coaches, as well as providing nutrition and lifestyle counseling to clients using a personalized medicine approach. She was in private practice for 8 years as well as a Clinical Supervisor at Bastyr’s Teaching Clinic, working with hundreds of patients on a variety of health issues. She has given over 100 nutrition workshops, speaks regularly at health and nutrition conferences and was the keynote speaker at Bastyr University’s Commencement Ceremony 2019. She serves on the board of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition and was Chair of Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine. Additionally, she hosts the podcast “Mary’s Nutrition Show”, and is the author of the books “Serving the Broccoli Gods", and the forthcoming “The Microbiome Reset Diet.” 

 

View cancellation policy here: https://bastyr.edu/continuing-education/course-information

Online Nutrition CE: Integrative & Functional Nutritional Approach to Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

Course Notes
This course is online only. It is a recorded, self-paced course.

Access start date: July 1, 2020
Course Length: 1 hour recorded material (1 CEU).
Participants have 1 year access to materials or until July 13, 2022 (whichever comes first)

Course Description

The incidence of the autoimmune condition “Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis”, which accounts for the majority of hypothyroidism cases, is fast growing.  Not only is this condition potentially preventable, but it can be addressed and well managed with dietary and lifestyle shifts.  Dietitians are well positioned to help support patients who may not be aware of how poor dietary patterns and a fast-paced lifestyle may affect autoimmunity and specifically the thyroid. This “food and lifestyle as medicine” themed presentation will provide insights into numerous elements of thyroid and immune function, discuss signs and symptoms and provide guidance on addressing and tackling potential root causes such as dietary insufficiencies and systemic imbalances as well as stressful lifestyle habits.

Course Learning Objectives

1. Describe the basic physiology and biochemistry of thyroid function
2. Identify signs and symptoms of Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis as well as diet/lifestyle factors that may contribute to exacerbation of the condition.
3. Implement easy and effective dietary, lifestyle and supplemental strategies that support both thyroid function and the immune system.

Course CE Completion Requirements

  • You must complete the course materials within 1 year of purchase or by July 13, 2022 (whichever comes first)
  • You must complete the course exam with a 75% or higher to pass.
  • You must complete the course evaluation.
  • To receive a CE certificate, you must have a approved credential.

Approved CEUs

  • NDs (AANP approved)
  • RDs (CDR approved)
  • MDs (category III)
  • RNs (category III)

Don't need CEU's? 

Non-CEU Discount Code: NOCEU5 (Recieve $5 off the course price. Please note: you will not be eligible for CEU's or a certificate of completion if you use this code)

About the Instructor

Mary Purdy, MS, RDN, holds a Master's Degree from Bastyr University where she is currently adjunct faculty. Previously she worked at the wellness company, Arivale, as a Coach and Clinical Education Lead training coaches, as well as providing nutrition and lifestyle counseling to clients using a personalized medicine approach. She was in private practice for 8 years as well as a Clinical Supervisor at Bastyr’s Teaching Clinic, working with hundreds of patients on a variety of health issues. She has given over 100 nutrition workshops, speaks regularly at health and nutrition conferences and was the keynote speaker at Bastyr University’s Commencement Ceremony 2019. She serves on the board of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition and was Chair of Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine. Additionally, she hosts the podcast “Mary’s Nutrition Show”, and is the author of the books “Serving the Broccoli Gods", and the forthcoming “The Microbiome Reset Diet.”

 

View cancellation policy here: https://bastyr.edu/continuing-education/course-information

Nutrition Series with Mary Purdy

What's Included?

Register now to get access to all three "at your own pace" style courses from Mary Purdy. 

For more details about each course, please click the links above. 

Approved CEUs (1 CEU per included course)

  • NDs (AANP approved)
  • RDs (CDR approved)
  • MDs (category III)
  • RNs (category III)

Registration includes 3 CEU's (1 for each course).

Don't need CEU's? 

Non-CEU Discount Code: NOCEU15 (Recieve $15 off package price. Please note: you will not be eligible for CEU's or a certificate of completion if you use this code)

View cancellation policy here: https://bastyr.edu/continuing-education/course-information