Classes Open to the Public

As a member of the general public you can take many of the University's regular academic courses, assuming extra seats are available and you have the required prerequisites. You can either audit classes or take them for credit. Most are 11-week classes, held on weekdays, and are available through the nutrition, culinary arts, exercise science, health psychology and herbal sciences programs. Registration is handled through the Office of the Registrar.

For more information or to register, please call (425) 602-3010 or email. Or
download, print out and mail in the registration form (.pdf) to "Attn: Mike Hall, 14500 Juanita Dr. NE, Kenmore, WA 98028-4966."

Fall 2014 Registration Period: 06/06/14 to 10/03/14

Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

OM9309: Introduction to Foot Reflexology Massage - 1 credit

This course offers an introduction to the theory and techniques of foot reflexology massage. Foot reflexology uses acupressure reflex points on the soles of the foot and lower leg to stimulate trigger points/meridians to treat disorders including PMS, stress and fatigue, headache, arthritis, insomnia, depression, digestive disorders, backache, etc. The course includes a history of reflexology in Asia, Europe and America, preparing herbal foot soaks, reflexology foot massage instruction and practice, and walks in Bastyr's reflexology path. Please bring the following items to class: pillow, bath towel, twin flat or fitted sheet, lotion (preferably unscented), blanket (optional).

Prerequisites: None

Course Dates: 10/4/2014 - 10/5/2014

Section A Schedule:
Days From To Room
Saturday 2:00:00 PM 4:50:00 PM 16
Sunday 8:00:00 AM 4:50:00 PM 16

Instructor: Drake Ewing, MS, LAc

Botanical Medicine/Herbal Sciences

BO9107: Food and Medicinal Mushrooms - 2 credits

This class is a combination of lecture, field hours and lab work. The class covers edibility, toxicity and medicinal uses of fungi. In this class you learn where, when and how to find mushrooms in the field as well as what to do with them once you find them. The role of fungi in their ecosystems is also studied. In addition to the course hours required, there are optional field trips arranged.

Prerequisite: None

Course Dates: 9/29/2014 - 12/12/2014

Section A Schedule:
Days From To Room
Friday 2:00:00 PM 4:50:00 PM 220

Instructor: Noelle Machnicki

BO9302: Flower Essences - 2 credits

"Disease will never be cured or eradicated by present materialist methods, for the simple reason that disease in its origin is not material." (Dr. Edward Bach, 1931) Flower essences - subtle extracts still made from many of the original plants found in the region of Dr. Bach's home in England - are used to address issues of emotional well-being, soul development and mind/body health. This elective is an introductory course in the origins, nature and therapeutic use of the Bach Flower Remedies.

Prerequisite: None

Course Dates: 10/3/2014 - 10/5/2014

Section A Schedule:
Days From To Room
Friday 6:00:00 PM 7:50:00 PM 220
Saturday 9:00:00 AM 2:50:00 PM 284
Sunday 9:00:00 AM 2:50:00 PM 284

Instructor: Lisa Berman, ND

BO9401: Foundations of Aromatic Medicine - 1 credit

This class creates a dynamic that clearly integrates the uses of essential oils within traditional herbal medicine. In this two-day intensive, the student is guided to understand and utilize the world of aromatic medicine. An understanding of major functional chemistry groups, aldehydes, esters, ketones, monoterpenes alcohols, phenols, etc., and clinical application is included. Materia medica of 11 primary essential oils is studied.

Prerequisite: None

Course Dates: 11/15/2014 - 11/16/2014

Section A Schedule:
Days From To Room
Saturday 9:00:00 AM 3:50:00 PM 220
Sunday 9:00:00 AM 3:50:00 PM 220

Instructor: Trinity Ava

Counseling and Health Psychology

PS3114: Developmental Psychology - 4 credits

This course examines the stages of human psychological development and the corresponding tasks, issues, and challenges inherent in each stage. Additionally, it examines learning styles across the life span and implications for adult learning. Concepts such as modeling, separation anxiety, moral reasoning and gender constancy are considered. The roots and patterns of attachment, early socialization, and sex and gender roles as part of psychosocial and moral development are explored in relation to theorists such as Piaget, Erikson, Bowlby and Kohlberg.

Prerequisite: None

Course Dates: 9/29/2014 - 12/12/2014

Section A Schedule:
Days From To Room
Tuesday 1:00:00 PM 2:50:00 PM 131
Thursday 1:00:00 PM 2:50:00 PM 131

Instructor: Jonathan Olson

PS3139: Spirituality and Health - 3 credits

This course provides an introduction to the spirituality and health series by reviewing theoretical and historical perspectives as well as current thinking on the relationship between psychology, spirituality and health and the forces behind the separation of scientific medicine and spirituality. Students examine concepts such as the place of humans in the natural world and consciousness research and learn to use tools such as meditation that focus on the reintegration of mind, body and spirit to achieve health and wellness.

Prerequisite: None

Course Dates: 9/29/2014 - 12/12/2014

Section A Schedule:
Days From To Room
Wednesday 1:00:00 PM 3:50:00 PM 220

Instructor: Charles Smith

PS9103: Ecopsychology - 2 credits

This course introduces the student to the basic principles of the developing field of ecopsychology. This class explores evolutionary perspectives on, as well as social implications for, the merger of ecology and psychology. In addition, applications of ecopsychology within a variety of health and healing settings are examined, and an overview of the science of systems theory is intended to provide a perspective on how science has informed the study of ecopsychology.

Prerequisite: None

Course Dates: 10/3/2014 - 10/18/2014

Section A Schedule:
Days From To Room
Friday 5:00:00 PM 7:50:00 PM 284
Saturday 9:00:00 AM 5:20:00 PM 220

Instructor: Laura Hirsh

Exercise Science and Wellness

EX3503: Orienteering and Navigation - 1 credit

Do you enjoy exploring the natural beauty of the outdoors? If so, then Orienteering may be the ideal sport for you. Learn the basic skills needed to use a compass, map and clues from the natural landscape to walk or run your way through a specific course of checkpoints in local parks. No prerequisite.

Course Dates: 9/29/2014 - 12/12/2014

Section A Schedule:
Days From To Room
Monday 3:00:00 PM 4:50:00 PM 57

Instructor: Cynthia Bartok, PhD, RD

EX3511: Pilates Plus - 1 credit

Pilates is a series of exercises designed to focus on increasing core (abdomen, low back and hips) body strength and flexibility. This course will offer a mixture of Pilates, yoga and calisthenics training which will provide students with the opportunity to learn how to safely and effectively utilize body weight and minimal equipment for strengthening and conditioning.
Prerequisites: None

Course Dates: 9/29/2014 - 12/12/2014

Section A Schedule:
Days From To Room
Monday 9:00:00 AM 9:50:00 AM 25
Wednesday 9:00:00 AM 9:50:00 AM 25

Instructor: June Kloubec

Nutrition

TR9107: Ayurvedic Nutrition-Principles and Practices - 2 credits

Learn the fundamentals of Ayurvedic Nutrition, how to prepare individualized nutrition plans for the various Ayurvedic body types. Learn the use of six tastes in balancing digestion and metabolism. Understand how to use common herbs and spices in daily diet.

Prerequisites: None

Course Dates: 10/3/2014 - 10/5/2014

Section A Schedule:
Days From To Room
Friday 12:00:00 PM 6:50:00 PM 55
Saturday, Sunday 9:00:00 AM 3:50:00 PM 8

Instructor: Marta Mazzanti

TR9112: Intuitive Eating and Other Philosophies of Nourishment - 2 credits

This course will focus on the principles of the Intuitive Eating approach authored by Elyse Resch and Evelyn Tribole. The concepts of rejecting the diet mentality, challenging the food police, making peace with food, respecting hunger and fullness, and honoring feelings without food will be discussed and debated. The course will include ways to incorporate these principles into practice by addressing behaviors that develop out of a dysfunctional relationship with food and by supporting the healing of that relationship. Other philosophies that will be introduced in this course will include: Health at Every Size, Mindful Eating and the Ellyn Satter Trust Model.

Course Dates: 9/29/2014 - 12/12/2014

Section A Schedule:
Days From To Room
Tuesday 1:00:00 PM 2:50:00 PM 284

Instructor: Shana Goldman, MS, RD