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."

Summer 2014 Registration Period: 06/09/14 to 07/11/14

Botanical Medicine/Herbal Sciences

BO3104: Organic Gardening - 2 credits

The goal of this class is to give students the knowledge and skills necessary to design and implement a perennial or annual organic garden. Topics explored include soil fertility, garden cultivation, transplanting and direct seeding, irrigation principles, composting, pest and weed management, soil testing, and social and environmental issues in agriculture. The lab portion of the class is heldin the Bastyr gardens and students must register for the lecture and lab.

Prerequisite: None

Course Dates: 7/7/2014 - 8/29/2014

Section A Schedule:
Days From To Room
Monday 1:00:00 PM 2:50:00 PM 76

Instructor: Jenn Dazey

Section B Schedule:
Days From To Room
Tuesday 8:00:00 AM 9:50:00 AM 76

Instructor: Jenn Dazey

Section C Schedule:
Days From To Room
Tuesday 1:00:00 PM 2:50:00 PM 57

Instructor: Jenn Dazey

BO4123: Soil Ecology - 1 credit

This course will focus on the interaction of the soil-food-web, the diversity of soil organisms (bacteria protozoa, fungi, animals, plants) in natural and managed ecosystems; roles in primary metabolism; nutrient cycling; decomposition and reclamation; responses to environmental change. Explore soil testing methods, and soil building techniques including cover crops, mulching, composting, vermiculture and use of compost teas.

Prerequisite: none.

Course Dates: 8/1/2014 - 8/29/2014

Section A Schedule:
Days From To Room
Friday 5:00:00 PM 7:50:00 PM 55

Instructor: Jenn Dazey

BO4138: Biointensive IPM & Plant Health - 2 credits

Explore the principles and applications of Biointensive Integrated Pest Management (IPM) which integrates ecologic and economic factors into agricultural system design and management. The primary goal of biointensive IPM is to provide guidelines and options for effectively managing pests and beneficial organisms in an ecological context and addresses public concerns about environmental quality and food safety. Signs and symptoms of plant deficiencies and diseases will be examined and treated with appropriate organic inputs in order to restore balance to the soil, shifting the disease state.

Prerequisite: None

Course Dates: 7/25/2014 - 8/16/2014

Section A Schedule:
Days From To Room
Friday 5:00:00 PM 7:50:00 PM 280
Saturday 9:00:00 AM 4:50:00 PM 280

Instructor: Jenn Dazey

BO9100: Herbal Medicine Making for All - 1 credit

This course is an introduction to herbal medicine making and applications that involve hands on learning in the herbs lab. The class introduces home remedies in the form of tinctures, teas, infused oils, salves, creams, poultices, hydrosols, steams and bath salts.

Prerequisite: None

Course Dates: 7/7/2014 - 8/29/2014

Section A Schedule:
Days From To Room
Tuesday 6:00:00 PM 8:50:00 PM 75

Instructor: Crystal Hamby

Counseling and Health Psychology

PS9107: Intro to Visualization & Imagery - 2 credits

The development of imagery and visualization practices can enrich and empower our lives. This course explores the images and symbols inherent within us and ways to use these images for self-exploration. Students learn ways to use visualization and imagery for spiritual growth and awareness.

Prerequisite: None

Course Dates: 7/12/2014 - 8/9/2014

Section A Schedule:
Days From To Room
Saturday 9:00:00 AM 5:00:00 PM

Instructor: Charles Smith

Naturopathic Medicine

NM9581: The Practitioner's Guide to Lactation Management - 2 credits

The course is designed for the midwife, doula, lactation consultant, nurse, physician, nutritionist or other member of the mother's and infant's health care team. The course provides the core knowledge and skills necessary to help mothers breastfeed, as well as some advanced skills needed for problem solving. Students learn basic lactation management skills through practical application of scientific principles. Students practice skills such as assessment, planning, alternative feeding methods and milk expression techniques and documentation.

Course Dates: 7/12/2014 - 7/27/2014

Section A Schedule:
Days From To Room
Saturday 9:00:00 AM 1:50:00 PM 57
Sunday 9:00:00 AM 1:50:00 PM 57

Instructor: Ginna Wall, MN, IBCLC

Nutrition

TR4103: Whole Foods Production - 3 credits

(Cross listed as TR5101) This course covers the identification, labeling and selection of foods from nature to point of purchase. The lab portion of class completes the cycle from store to table with a weekly cooking practicum. Students develop familiarity with minimally processed foods and use these foods to build culinary skills. Fundamental cooking techniques, recipe writing and menu planning are stressed.

Prerequisite: None

Course Dates: 7/7/2014 - 8/29/2014

Section A Schedule:
Days From To Room
Thursday 8:00:00 AM 9:50:00 AM 55

Instructor: Patrice Savery

Section B Schedule:
Days From To Room
Tuesday 1:00:00 PM 2:50:00 PM 55

Instructor: Patrice Savery

TR9544: Chef's Pantry - 1 credit

The cycle of harvest to table also includes preserving food and stocking the pantry. This course is designed to enable students to capture the summer harvest and create their own well-stocked pantry. Class work will include collecting and storing culinary herbs, making jams and jellies, canning fruits and vegetables, cheese making and infusing fats and vinegars.
Pre-requisites: None

Course Dates: 7/7/2014 - 8/29/2014

Section A Schedule:
Days From To Room
Tuesday 10:00:00 AM 11:50:00 AM 8

Instructor: Patrice Savery