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This program allows students to complete a didactic program in dietetics (DPD) while pursuing a Bachelor of Science with Major in Nutrition. The primary goal of the Bastyr University BSNDPD program is to prepare graduates to become successful dietetic interns.
Length of Program: 2 years, full time.
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The Bachelor of Science with a Major in Exercise Science & Wellness integrates the study of exercise physiology with a comprehensive introduction to holistic health and wellness. The program prepares you for a variety of career options, including the physical fitness industry, hospitals and schools. Length of Program: 2 years, full time.
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This degree program explores the integration of mind, body and spirit – equipping students to help people improve their quality of life. This degree track provides an excellent foundation for graduate degrees in all areas of psychology, including clinical psychology, counseling fields and mind-body studies. Length of Program: 2 years, full time.
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This degree is the first of its kind. The program equips students with both scientific knowledge and a deep understanding of plants. Graduates are prepared to enter the herbal products field directly, begin work as botanical medicine experts or pursue further education in related areas.
Length of Program: 2 years, full time.
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This degree equips students to pursue a range of professional degrees (naturopathic doctor, medical doctor, dentist, pharmacist), allied health degrees (physician's assistant, nurse, physical therapist) and graduate studies in biological sciences. Length of Program: 2 years.
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The bachelor's nutrition degree program provides students with a comprehensive education that merges the science of nutrition with a broader view of wellness, community and the environment.
Length of Program: 2 years, full time.
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Students enrolled in this bachelor's completion program – one of the first of its kind in the U.S. – receive an education grounded in whole food nutrition and food science while also developing culinary skills and the ability to use food therapeutically. Length of Program: 2 years, full time.
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Students in this degree program build an in-depth knowledge of the body's physiology and mechanics, as well as an understanding of mind-body wellness and the role of nutrition in health. Length of Program: 2 years, full time.
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This track, with a dual emphasis on biology and psychology, provides a health psychology education within the framework of medical science. This option is ideal for those seeking a pre-med degree, as it prepares students prepared to continue graduate studies in the biomedical field. Length of Program: 2 years, full time.
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The Basic Cadaver Anatomy course offers students and practitioners in every area of health care an opportunity to review basic anatomy and to view the underlying structures of the body directly. Class size is limited to 10 students with one instructor. Length of Program: Variable. Class sessions can be 3, 6 or 12 hours.
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Bastyr University's Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations offers multiple birth doula training courses throughout the year. Doulas provide physical, emotional and informational support to women and families during and after childbirth. The workshop is a prerequisite for Bastyr University's midwifery degree programs. Length of workshop: four days.
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The Chinese herbal medicine certificate program provides comprehensive training in the field of Chinese herbal medicine. This program is a postgraduate course for licensed acupuncturists. Length of Program: 10 academic quarters, or 30 months.
The first of its kind in the nation, this permaculture certificate program is a training opportunity for those who want to build on their knowledge of medicinal and edible plants and apply that expertise to the development of sustainable landscapes. Length of Program: 31 total credits spread over five quarters. Courses are offered on evenings and weekends, except for the first summer quarter.
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Conducted through Bastyr University's Simkin Center for Allied Birth Professions, the Childbirth Educator Training is a comprehensive and engaging educational experience that prepares excellent prenatal educators. Length of course: 3 days.
Students who have completed at least two years at the undergraduate level can earn their bachelor's degree in combination with the Master of Science in Acupuncture. Length of Program: 3 years, full time.
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The MSAOM is the model comprehensive degree program. It includes all the didactic and clinical training of the Master of Science in Acupuncture but also includes Chinese herbal medicine and Chinese medical language. Length of Program: 3 1/2 years, full time.
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The dietetic internship is based upon the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) eligibility requirements and accreditation standards and is designed to meet performance requirements for entry-level dietitians. Interns practice at the University's teaching clinic, Bastyr Center for Natural Health. Length of Program: 13 months.
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The naturopathic doctor (ND) degree program integrates both scientific and holistic viewpoints in a rigorous, science-based natural medicine curriculum. The program includes more than 4,100 hours of didactic and clinical instruction. Length of Program: Four years for full-time students, five years for the extended track or dual-degree options.
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Make a difference in the health of mothers and infants and add to your professional credentials through our Professional Education in Breastfeeding and Lactation (PEBL) course. The comprehensive course is taught by expert, board-certified lactation consultants. Length of course: 5 days.
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An accredited, stand-alone two-year graduate program leading to eligibility to become a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC). Length of Program: 2 years; weekend format accommodates traditional students and working professionals who desire non-traditional course scheduling.
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The Master of Science in Acupuncture (MSA) provides the didactic and clinical training necessary for eligibility for the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture an Oriental Medicine board exam. Length of Program: 3 years, full time.
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An accredited, weekend and evening format graduate program that prepares graduates to enhance their professional health care practices with ayurvedic healing modalities. Open to currently licensed practitioners. Length of Program: 2 years; weekend and evening format accommodates traditional students and working professionals who desire non-traditional course scheduling.
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The direct-entry Master of Science in Midwifery program prepares students to greatly improve the quality and breadth of maternity care offered to women and their families. It also qualifies graduates to become state (or provincially) licensed and nationally certified midwives. Length of Program: 3 years (11 quarters) full time.
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This innovative program provides students with a broad education in nutritional science and preventive health, prepares them to critically evaluate scientific literature, and serves as a firm foundation for those pursuing future doctoral level education. Length of Program: 2 years, full time.
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The MSNCHP program integrates training in nutritional counseling and mental health counseling, leading to licensure as a mental health counselor. The program includes a supervised practicum with a diverse patient population. Length of Program: 3 years, full time.
Master of Science in Midwifery Undergraduate entry option
Students may enter the Master of Science in Midwifery program without a bachelor’s degree, but must complete the basic proficiency prerequisites, in addition to the general education perquisites, totaling a minimum of 90 quarter credits. The degree prepares students to greatly improve the quality and breadth of maternity care offered to women and their families. It also qualifies graduates to become state (or provincially) licensed and nationally certified midwives. Length of Program: 3 years (11 quarters) full time.
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The Master of Science in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (MSAOM) is the model comprehensive degree program. It includes all the didactic and clinical training of the Master of Science in Acupuncture (MSA), but also includes Chinese herbal medicine and Chinese medical language. Length of Program: 3 1/2 years, full time.
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The master's didactic program in dietetics (MSN/DPD) is designed to fulfill the academic and competency requirements for registered dietitian eligibility. The program allows students to complete a didactic program while pursuing a master's in nutrition. Length of Program: 2 years, full time.
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The post-bacc program allows students with non-science backgrounds or students missing a significant number of classes to complete the necessary prerequisites for the naturopathic medicine program. Length of Program: Must be completed in one year.
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The post-baccalaureate program allows students with non-science backgrounds or students missing a significant number of classes to complete the necessary prerequisites for nutrition Master of Science degrees at Bastyr. Length of Program: Must be completed in 1 year.
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The Simkin Center at Bastyr University offers multiple Postpartum Doula Training Workshops throughout the year. The workshop covers many aspects of postpartum care, including new mother care and new baby care. Those who complete the course can begin the process of becoming DONA International-certified postpartum doulas. Length of workshop: four days.
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Did you know you can take many of the University's regular academic courses before you are admitted, assuming extra seats are available and you have the required prerequisites?

You can either audit classes or take them for credit. These 11-week classes, usually held on weekdays, are available in the nutrition, culinary arts, exercise science, health psychology and herbal sciences programs.

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