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Bastyr University

Bastyr University is college with 259 students located in Kenmore, WA.

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Since its inception in 1978, Bastyr University has been a pioneer in science-based natural medicine. Founders Les Griffith, ND; William A. Mitchell, Jr., ND; and Joseph E. Pizzorno, Jr., ND; along with Sheila Quinn, named the school after their beloved teacher and noted Seattle naturopathic physician Dr. John Bastyr. With just $200 in startup costs during their humble beginnings, the founders created a vision for an accredited natural health school that now is recognized as the leading health arts and sciences university in the world.

Founding President Emeritus Dr. Pizzorno saw the University through some significant growth during his 22 years of service, including the move to the current 51-acre campus in Kenmore, Washington, to accommodate the growing student body. (See the Historical Timeline.)

Although the school started as a naturopathic medicine college, Bastyr University now offers 16 academic degree and certificate programs. Building on its science-based foundation, the University has been the recipient of a number of multimillion-dollar research grants from the National Institutes of Health.

Student Life

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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 259
Gender 18% Male / 82% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 80% Full Time / 20% Part Time
Geography 75% In State / 25% Out of State / 5% International
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 68%
Multi-racial 4%
International 5%
Hispanic/Latino 4%
Ethnicity Unknown 5%
Black or African American 3%
Asian 9%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%

Housing

Campus housing is available for undergraduates.

10% of students live on-campus.

  • Apartments for Single Students
  • Coed Dorms
  • Housing Offered

Activities

  • Dance
  • Government or Political Activity
  • International Student Organization
  • Choral Groups
  • Music Ensembles
  • Campus Ministries

Student Services

  • Computer Services: computer center, libraries dorms wired for high speed internet connections wireless network available dorms wired for access to campus-wide network
  • Counseling Services: career counseling financial aid counseling health services personal counseling
  • Facilities: whole-food dining commons, research institute and laboratory, natural health sciences library and bookstore, medicinal herb and culinary garden, reflexology path, leed-platinum student village
  • Special Needs Services: services and/or facilities for visually impaired wheelchair accessibility
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): double major internships independent study
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies (24%), Health and Wellness (22%), Culinary Science/Culinology (17%), Herbalism/Herbalist (14%), Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (12%), Psychology, Other (4%)

Majors Offered

Bachelor's

A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of acupuncture, a Chinese system of health care and healing based on the use of pulse diagnosis, acupuncture point selection, and needle insertion, as well as herbs and other Asian treatment modalities. Includes instruction in basic Western medical sciences, Asian philosophy, Chinese medical anatomy and physiology, Chinese herbs, diagnostic techniques, patient observation and communication, acupuncture points and point selection, acupuncture techniques, acupuncture treatment of disease, pain management, practice management, and professional standards and ethics.

Job Opportunities:

Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other
All health diagnosing and treating practitioners not listed separately.

A program that prepares individuals to integrate and apply the principles of the food and nutrition sciences, human behavior, and the biomedical sciences to design and manage effective nutrition programs in a variety of settings. Includes instruction in human nutrition; nutrient metabolism; the role of foods and nutrition in health promotion and disease prevention; planning and directing food service activities; diet and nutrition analysis and planning; supervision of food storage and preparation; client education; and professional standards and regulations.

Job Opportunities:

Dietitians and Nutritionists
Plan and conduct food service or nutritional programs to assist in the promotion of health and control of disease. May supervise activities of a department providing quantity food services, counsel individuals, or conduct nutritional research.
Dietetic Technicians
Assist in the provision of food service and nutritional programs, under the supervision of a dietitian. May plan and produce meals based on established guidelines, teach principles of food and nutrition, or counsel individuals.

A program that prepares individuals to provide pre-natal, natural birth, and immediate postpartum care to pregnant women in jurisdictions licensing direct (non-nursing) training for midwives. Includes instruction in basic obstetrics, women's health, fetal development, childbirth education, maternal nutrition and health, labor support, natural childbirth, postpartum support, prebirth counseling and risk screening, management of obstetric emergencies, patient referral, applicable regulations, and professional standards and ethics.

Job Opportunities:

Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other
All health diagnosing and treating practitioners not listed separately.

A program of study that prepares individuals to assume roles as health/wellness professionals in private business and industry, community organizations, and health care settings. Includes instruction in personal health, community health and welfare, nutrition, epidemiology, disease prevention, fitness and exercise, and health behaviors.

Job Opportunities:

Health Educators
Provide and manage health education programs that help individuals, families, and their communities maximize and maintain healthy lifestyles. Collect and analyze data to identify community needs prior to planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating programs designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, policies, and environments. May serve as a resource to assist individuals, other healthcare workers, or the community, and may administer fiscal resources for health education programs.
Community Health Workers
Assist individuals and communities to adopt healthy behaviors. Conduct outreach for medical personnel or health organizations to implement programs in the community that promote, maintain, and improve individual and community health. May provide information on available resources, provide social support and informal counseling, advocate for individuals and community health needs, and provide services such as first aid and blood pressure screening. May collect data to help identify community health needs.

A program that prepares individuals to utilize the materia medica and clinical practices of Western, Native American, African, Australasian, and other herbal medicine traditions to prevent and cure illness and temporary physical disorders. Includes instruction in basic anatomy, physiology, pathology, and toxicology; nutrition; terminology and materia medica; therapeutic herbalism; herbal pharmacy; botanicals and ethnobotany; wildcrafting and harvesting; labeling and dispensing phytotherapy; counterindications; practice management; consultation skills; and professional standards and ethics.

Job Opportunities:

Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other
All healthcare practitioners and technical workers not listed separately.

Bachelor's

Any instructional program in the biological and biomedical sciences not listed above.

Job Opportunities:

Natural Sciences Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.
Biological Scientists, All Other
All biological scientists not listed separately.
Life Scientists, All Other
All life scientists not listed separately.
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in biological sciences. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Bachelor's

A program that focuses on the blending of food science and the culinary arts and that prepares individuals to work as research chefs and related research and development positions in the food industry. Includes instruction in culinary arts, food chemistry, food safety and quality, food processing, nutrition, and business management.

Job Opportunities:

Food Service Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities of an organization or department that serves food and beverages.
Food Scientists and Technologists
Use chemistry, microbiology, engineering, and other sciences to study the principles underlying the processing and deterioration of foods; analyze food content to determine levels of vitamins, fat, sugar, and protein; discover new food sources; research ways to make processed foods safe, palatable, and healthful; and apply food science knowledge to determine best ways to process, package, preserve, store, and distribute food.
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other
All postsecondary teachers not listed separately.
Chefs and Head Cooks
Direct and may participate in the preparation, seasoning, and cooking of salads, soups, fish, meats, vegetables, desserts, or other foods. May plan and price menu items, order supplies, and keep records and accounts.
Cooks, All Other
All cooks not listed separately.

Bachelor's

A general program that focuses on the role of foods and nutrition in human health and wellness. Includes instruction in nutritional care and education, the planning and provision of food services, the development of consumable food products, life-span nutrition and wellness, the principles of nutritional assessment, and food safety and food composition.

Job Opportunities:

Dietitians and Nutritionists
Plan and conduct food service or nutritional programs to assist in the promotion of health and control of disease. May supervise activities of a department providing quantity food services, counsel individuals, or conduct nutritional research.
Dietetic Technicians
Assist in the provision of food service and nutritional programs, under the supervision of a dietitian. May plan and produce meals based on established guidelines, teach principles of food and nutrition, or counsel individuals.

Any instructional program in psychology not listed above.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Psychologists, All Other
All psychologists not listed separately.
Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in psychology, such as child, clinical, and developmental psychology, and psychological counseling. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Administration & Faculty

President Dr. Charles "Mac" Powell, PHD
Accredited by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Full-time Faculty 44
Student : Faculty Ratio 9 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 36 : 63
Percentage of Faculty Members
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 100

Admissions

Admissions

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Finance

Finance

Sticker Price

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $22,020 Same as On-Campus
Fees $450 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A N/A
Books N/A N/A
Total (before financial aid) $22,470 $22,470

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://www.bastyr.edu/admissions/financial-aid.

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