Academics - San Diego Campus
Students come to Bastyr because they seek careers that resonate 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 trains 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 health care providers in integrative settings.
Please note: Bastyr University California currently is offering only the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (ND) program. We hope to offer additional programs in the coming years.
Students in the naturopathic medicine program in California have the same curriculum as those at the Kenmore, Washington, campus. Beginning in fall 2012, both campuses are using a retooled curriculum that emphasizes integrated learning. The new curriculum also reduces classroom hours and introduces clinical training earlier in a student's education. Read more about the new curriculum or view a graphical illustration.
The teaching clinic at the San Diego campus, Bastyr University Clinic, gives students the opportunity to learn together while offering stellar natural health care to all people, with services ranging from prevention to optimal health, and acute to chronic disease. Clinic services include naturopathic primary care, nutrition counseling, botanical medicine, physical medicine, hydrotherapy, craniosacral therapy, mind-body-spirit medicine and women’s health care (including hormonal support and annual exams). To make an appointment at the clinic, call (858) 246-9730.
The Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree program in California is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). The NWCCU is an institutional accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
See our San Diego campus blog for recent news and updates about the new campus, which opened in fall 2012.
The San Diego campus is located at 4106 Sorrento Valley Boulevard in the center of the city's life sciences cluster and approximately 14 miles north of downtown.
It lies within walking distance of the San Diego Coaster commuter train (which connects to more light-rail lines), and is within a short drive of the University of California-San Diego, Scripps Mercy Hospital and the VA San Diego Medical Center.
Bastyr University California can be reached by calling (858) 246-9700.