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."

Spring 2014 Registration Period: 03/17/14 to 04/11/14

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: 4/19/2014 - 4/20/2014

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

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: 4/7/2014 - 6/20/2014

Section A Schedule:
Days From To Room
Friday 9:00:00 AM 9:50:00 AM 280

Instructor: Jenn Dazey

Section B Schedule:
Days From To Room
Friday 1:00:00 PM 1:50:00 PM 280

Instructor: Jenn Dazey

BO4124: Introduction to Biodynamic Agriculture - 2 credits

This course will explore the comprehensive and cosmological methods behind the Biodynamic farming movement inspired by Rudolf Steiner. A lab component will include the preparation and use of various biodynamic foliar sprays, compost preparations, and associated practices that contribute to soil health, stimulate plant vitality while enhancing the overall nutritional quality of food crops. An overview of requirements for biodynamic certification and ongoing research demonstrating the ecological benefits of biodynamic agriculture will be provided.

Prerequisite: None

Course Dates: 4/18/2014 - 6/7/2014

Section A Schedule:
Days From To Room
Friday 5:00:00 PM 7:50:00 PM 76
Saturday 9:00:00 AM 5:20:00 PM 76

Instructor: Barry Lia

BO4127: Mycology - 1 credit

This course will focus on the ecological role of mushrooms in building and maintaining an edible landscape. An overview of mushroom cultivation techniques will be provided. Learn about mycoremediation and mycofiltration and how mushrooms can be used to transform toxic wastes into less harmful substances, augmenting environmental degradation.

Course Dates: 5/10/2014 - 5/11/2014

Section A Schedule:
Days From To Room
Saturday 10:00:00 AM 3:50:00 PM 76
Sunday 10:00:00 AM 3:50:00 PM 76

Instructor: Christian Kaelin

Counseling and Health Psychology

PS3129: Abnormal Psychology - 4 credits

This course provides an overview and historical background of abnormal behavior, including present day categories of abnormal behavior, symptomology, etiology and treatment. Historical perspectives related to the current conception of psychopathology as disease are the focus of this course. Subcategories of the pathology model are analyzed, as well as modern classification.

Prerequisite: None

Course Dates: 4/7/2014 - 6/20/2014

Section A Schedule:
Days From To Room
Tuesday 1:00:00 PM 2:50:00 PM 57
Thursday 1:00:00 PM 2:50:00 PM 277

Instructor: Kate Lund, PsyD

PS3131: Learning, Cognition and Behavior - 4 credits

This course provides an introduction to historical and contemporary behavioral and cognitive theories about how we learn. Topics such as memory, thinking, problem-solving, behavior acquisition and extinction, and reinforcement are explored. The course also explores the ways in which information is gathered from the external world, organized and stored in memory.

Prerequisite:
None

Course Dates: 4/7/2014 - 6/20/2014

Section A Schedule:
Days From To Room
Tuesday 8:00:00 AM 9:50:00 AM 277
Thursday 8:00:00 AM 9:50:00 AM 277

Instructor: Kate Lund, PsyD

PS4124: Biological Psychology - 5 credits

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the structure and functions of the human nervous system and investigates the biological basis of the senses, emotion and sleep. Topics such as hunger and thirst, sexual behavior, memory and language may also be explored.
Prerequisites: None

Course Dates: 4/7/2014 - 6/20/2014

Section A Schedule:
Days From To Room
Tuesday 10:00:00 AM 11:50:00 AM 57
Thursday 1:00:00 PM 3:50:00 PM 184

Instructor: Caitlin Dzikon

PS9518: Psychosynthesis: Explorations in East-West Psychology - 2 credits

This experiential course will introduce the field of Psychosynthesis and help students develop a greater understanding of their own consciousness and spirituality. Psychosynthesis suggest that the soul is the true center of the human being and it provides tools to help people more fully understand the concept of soul.

Course Dates: 4/12/2014 - 5/17/2014

Section A Schedule:
Days From To Room
Saturday 9:00:00 AM 5:00:00 PM 1040

Instructor: Charles Smith

Exercise Science and Wellness

EX9506: Functional Fitness - 1 credit

This course focuses on functional fitness training by engaging in exercises that stimulate core strength, increases cardiovascular conditioning, muscular endurance and high intensity activities. The majority of these exercises will be performed with an individual's own body weight and gravity as resistance.

Prerequisite: None

Course Dates: 4/7/2014 - 6/20/2014

Section A Schedule:
Days From To Room
Tuesday 1:00:00 PM 2:50:00 PM 15

Instructor: Daniel Heller

Interdisciplinary Studies

IS9115: Intestinal Microbiota - 3 credits

This course provides an overview of the contribution of intestinal microbiota to human health. The composition of the gut microbiome, initiation and support of the gut normal flora, interactions with the host and other microbes, microbiota association with health and disease states and approaches to manipulating the gut ecosystem will be explored. Prerequiste: None

Course Dates: 4/7/2014 - 6/20/2014

Section A Schedule:
Days From To Room
Tuesday 4:00:00 PM 5:20:00 PM 280
Friday 4:00:00 PM 5:20:00 PM 184

Instructor: Diane Spicer, DN

Naturopathic Medicine

NM9540: Sleep Health & Disorders - 2 credits

Healthy sleep is imperative for overall good health. This course will begin with sleep and circadian physiology and normal sleep throughout the life span. Then the six primary categories of sleep disorders will be covered. Cases will be presented, with time for discussion and work-up of the differential diagnosis. Women's sleep health and the interaction between sleep and other disorders will be included. Course will conclude with information on ways to promote healthy sleep, botanical and nutrition approaches, and common pharmaceuticals.

Course Dates: 4/7/2014 - 6/20/2014

Section A Schedule:
Days From To Room
Saturday, Sunday 9:00:00 AM 2:20:00 PM 55

Instructor: Catherine Darley

Nutrition

TR9530: Obesity & Obesity Related Diseases - 2 credits

This course focuses on the challenges raised by current international and national trends in obesity. It will be based upon a broad survey of obesity research that focuses on the underlying genetic, biologic, and environmental contributors that affect energy balance. The course will include an evaluation of the efficacy of dietary, pharmacologic and surgical approaches for obesity management. We will examine consequences of obesity on health, medical costs and quality of life as well as its associations with public health policy, the media and environment.

Course Dates: 4/7/2014 - 6/20/2014

Section A Schedule:
Days From To Room
Friday 10:00:00 AM 11:50:00 AM 284

Instructor: Alexandra Kazaks