Bastyr University was founded in 1978 during a difficult political climate for natural medicine. National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM) had closed its Seattle branch, and Washington state legislators were threatening to eliminate naturopathic licensing since no new graduates were applying for licensure.
We invite to you explore Bastyr University's two beautiful campuses, rigorous science-based education and incomparable community. With programs in Acupuncture, Exercise Science, Herbal Sciences, Human Biology, Midwifery, Naturopathic Medicine, Nutrition, Psychology and Public Health, you can find where your vision combines with Bastyr's integrated approach to education, research and clinical service.
Bastyr University is on the frontlines of integrative, complementary and alternative medicine research. Learn more about the research studies done at Bastyr, how to participate in a study, and the clinical and student research opportunities we offer through our research centers.
Bastyr University strives to prepare its students for career success offering a variety of services, including the following:
The mission of the Student Access Support (SAS) Office is to provide resources and services designed to encourage and support the inclusion of students with disabilities into Bastyr University’s diverse community. The SAS Office assists in creating an accessible university community where students with disabilities have an equal opportunity to fully participate in all aspects of the educational environment. We cooperate through partnerships with students, faculty, and staff to promote students' equal access to all of Bastyr University’s programs and strive to fully reflect the diverse communities in which we live, learn, and work.
Finding housing can seem overwhelming, but whether you are at the Kenmore or San Diego campus, we have resources to help assist you in exploring options.
At the Kenmore campus, Bastyr University offers students an on-campus sustainable living option in the form of the Student Village, the first student housing project on the West Coast to receive the highest green building classification: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) platinum certification.
Bastyr University Library is one of the top academic and research collections focusing on natural health and traditional medicines - explore it today!
Recognized with awards by The Seattle Times and Evergreen Monthly, the dining commons offers a fantastic salad bar option, creative hot meals and fresh-baked goods. It also uses fresh ingredients harvested from the University's celebrated organic herb and vegetable garden.
Bastyr students find countless ways to connect. Clubs let students volunteer, have fun, find support, learn more about their interests or simply relax between studies. The list of clubs grows each year.
Bastyr University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). The NWCCU is an independent, non-profit membership organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as the regional authority on educational quality and institutional effectiveness of 162 higher education institutions in the seven-state Northwest region of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.