Students study naturopathic medicine at Bastyr University because they seek a career that resonates with their core values, including a belief in natural healing and whole-person medicine. They prepare for success as naturopathic doctors with the support of our state-of-the-art clinical training model, which prepares students to formulate effective, personalized treatment plans for patients.
This in-depth clinical training, coupled with Bastyr's robust basic sciences curriculum, is responsible for our graduates consistently earning top scores on the Naturopathic Licensing Examinations (NPLEX). And because our graduates speak the common language of science, they work as peers with other healthcare providers in integrative settings.
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- Beginning in the fall quarter of their first year, students train extensively at the University's teaching clinic, Bastyr Center for Natural Health, as well as at several Seattle-area public clinics.
- Passionate faculty and a strong academic advising program.
- Close proximity to the forested 316-acre Saint Edward State Park, which features miles of hiking, running and biking trails.
- A multi-disciplinary curriculum that allows students to explore natural health care modalities outside the School of Naturopathic Medicine. Students take classes from the University's other degree programs in nutrition, health psychology, herbal sciences, East Asian medicine and exercise science.
- The ND program offers dual degrees in acupuncture and East Asian medicine, midwifery, counseling psychology and ayurvedic sciences.
- A research institute, supported in part by funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), allows students to engage in numerous research projects, including studies on botanical medicines, herbal supplements, and complementary oncology therapies.
- Small class sizes coupled with the University's numerous resources, including financial aid, student housing, whole food cafeteria, a health sciences library and a 51-acre Seattle-area campus.
- A well-developed residency program for naturopathic doctors at Bastyr Center for Natural Health.
- A diverse student body, drawn from all across the United States and 28 other countries.
- A naturopathic doctor working as a primary natural care physician in private practice or at a clinic dedicated to integrative medicine.
- Research scientist studying natural medicine.
- Naturopathic consultant/advocate in industry, insurance or the political arena.
- Wellness entrepreneur.
- Natural medicine spokesperson/advisor.
- Rural community doctor.
- Dietary supplement entrepreneur or natural products specialist.
- Corporate wellness educator.
- Public health administrator.
- Natural medicine author/public speaker.
- A faculty member in naturopathic or conventional medical institution.
About the School
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 wit ... Read More