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, send 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 2015 Registration Period: 6/15/15 to 10/02/15

Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

OM9309: Introduction to Foot Reflexology Massage - 1 credit


This course introduces 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 and backache. History of reflexology, preparing herbal foot soaks, reflexology foot massage instruction/practice and walks in Bastyr's reflexology path are also covered.

Course Dates: 10/10/2015 - 10/11/2015

Section A Schedule:
Days From To Room
Saturday 2:00:00 PM 4:50:00 PM 40
Sunday 8:00:00 AM 4:50:00 PM 40

Instructor: Drake Ewing, MS, LAc

Ayurvedic Medicine

AV5101: Fundamentals & Philosophy of Ayurveda - 2 credits


This course is an introduction to the history of Ayurveda. Students will learn about four distinct historical periods of Ayurveda, the two prominent schools in Ayurveda and the Primary and Secondary Ayurvedic authors and their texts.

Course Dates: 9/28/2015 - 12/11/2015

Section A Schedule:
Days From To Room
Tuesday 6:00:00 PM 7:50:00 PM 167

Instructor: Dhaval Dhru

AV5301: Ayurvedic Psychology - 2 credits


This course will cover a range of observation and interviewing skills. These skills include observation of behavior, listening, objective questioning, appropriate boundary setting and motivational interviewing. It will be presented from the context of ayurvedic psychological assessment. This course will cover ayurvedic concept of structure and function of mind.

Course Dates: 11/6/2015 - 11/8/2015

Section A Schedule:
Days From To Room
Friday 6:00:00 PM 8:50:00 PM 131
Saturday 8:00:00 AM 5:30:00 PM 131
Sunday 8:00:00 AM 5:30:00 PM 131

Instructor: Karta Khalsa, BA

Botanical Medicine/Herbal Sciences

BO4123: Soil Ecology - 1 credit


This course focuses 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: 10/2/2015 - 10/23/2015

Section A Schedule:
Days From To Room
Friday 5:00:00 PM 7:50:00 PM 132

Instructor: Caitlin Gilson

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: 11/21/2015 - 11/22/2015

Section A Schedule:
Days From To Room
Saturday 10:00:00 AM 3:50:00 PM 132
Sunday 10:00:00 AM 3:50:00 PM 132

Instructor: Christian Kaelin

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. This hybrid course meets the first weekend of the quarter and is completed through online assignments throughout the rest of the quarter.

Course Dates: 10/2/2015 - 12/11/2015

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 220
Sunday 9:00:00 AM 2:50:00 PM 220

Instructor: Lisa Berman, ND

Section CA Schedule:
Days From To Room
Friday 6:00:00 PM 7:50:00 PM A-101
Saturday 9:00:00 AM 2:50:00 PM A-101
Sunday 9:00:00 AM 2:50:00 PM A-101

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: 11/21/2015 - 11/22/2015

Section A Schedule:
Days From To Room
Saturday 9:00:00 AM 3:50:00 PM 132
Sunday 9:00:00 AM 3:50:00 PM 132

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: 9/28/2015 - 12/11/2015

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: Diedra Clay

PS3139: Spirituality and Health - 3 credits


This course provides an introduction to the Spirituality and Health series by reviewing theoretical and historical perspectives and current thinking on the relationship between psychology, spirituality and health, and the separation of scientific medicine and spirituality. Ideas about spiritual healing and the nature of the soul in healing are explored. Students examine the place of
humans in the natural world and consciousness research and
use tools such as meditation that focus on the reintegration of mind, body and spirit.

Prerequisite: none

Course Dates: 9/28/2015 - 12/11/2015

Section A Schedule:
Days From To Room
Wednesday 1:00:00 PM 3:50:00 PM 55

Instructor: Charles Smith

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: 9/28/2015 - 12/11/2015

Section A Schedule:
Days From To Room
Wednesday 4:00:00 PM 5:50:00 PM 220

Instructor: Charles Smith

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: 9/28/2015 - 12/11/2015

Section A Schedule:
Days From To Room
Tuesday 3:00:00 PM 4:50:00 PM 131

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: 9/28/2015 - 12/11/2015

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

TR9103: 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 seasonal harvest and take DIY (do-it-yourself) approach to creating their own well-stocked pantry. Class work will include collecting and storing herbs, making jams, canning fruits and vegetables, and infusing fats and vinegars. Depending upon the quarter offered, these topics may vary to support what foods are available based upon the season.

Course Dates: 9/28/2015 - 12/11/2015

Section A Schedule:
Days From To Room
Wednesday 5:00:00 PM 6:50:00 PM 8

Instructor: Patrice Savery

TR9107: Ayurvedic Nutrition-Principles and Practices - 2 credits


Students learn the fundamentals of Ayurvedic nutrition, which includes the use of the six tastes for balancing digestion and metabolism. Students practice preparation of supportive foods for the various Ayurvedic body types using common herbs and spices.

Prerequisite: none

Course Dates: 10/2/2015 - 10/4/2015

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. This course will discuss the concepts of rejecting the diet mentality, challenging the food police, making peace with food, respecting hunger and fullness, and honoring feelings without food. The course will include methods 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.

Prerequisite: None

Course Dates: 9/28/2015 - 12/11/2015

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

Instructor: Shana Goldman, MS, RD