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."

Summer 2016 Registration Period: 4/4/2016 to 6/17/2016

Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

OM9505: Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) - 2 credits


This introductory course provides an overview to the basic theories, diagnostic methods and principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The course is designed for students enrolled in other programs who are interested in basic principles and practices of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. Students who decide to enroll in the ND/AOM dual track program may apply the two credits earned through this elective towards tuition for the four-credit course, OM4118 TCM Fundamentals, although 44 hours of OM4118 TCM Fundamentals must be completed in order to meet the requirements of the program.

Course Dates: 4/4/2016 - 6/17/2016

Section A Schedule:
Days From To Room
Wednesday 6:00:00 PM 7:50:00 PM 63

Instructor: Weiyi Ding, MD (China)

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: 4/4/2016 - 6/17/2016

Section A Schedule:
Days From To Room
Friday 9:00:00 AM 10:20:00 AM 277

Instructor: Jenn Dazey

Section B Schedule:
Days From To Room
Friday 1:00:00 PM 2:20:00 PM 277

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: 4/8/2016 - 6/4/2016

Section A Schedule:
Days From To Room
Friday 5:00:00 PM 7:50:00 PM 131
Saturday 9:00:00 AM 5:20:00 PM 134

Instructor: Barry Lia

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: 4/4/2016 - 6/17/2016

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: Thomas Farmer, PhD

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: 4/4/2016 - 6/17/2016

Section A Schedule:
Days From To Room
Tuesday 1:00:00 PM 2:50:00 PM 184
Thursday 1:00:00 PM 2:50:00 PM 63

Instructor: Diedra Clay

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: 4/4/2016 - 6/17/2016

Section A Schedule:
Days From To Room
Tuesday 10:00:00 AM 11:50:00 AM 276
Thursday 1:00:00 PM 3:50:00 PM 277

Instructor: Caitlin Dzikon

Exercise Science and Wellness

EX3105: Physical Activity & Wellness - 2 credits


This course covers the general principles behind physical activity and how it relates to overall health and wellness. The course provides students with an introduction to the basic fundamentals of exercise and their application in leading a healthier and more physically active lifestyle through the entire lifespan.

Prerequisite: None

Course Dates: 4/4/2016 - 6/17/2016

Section A Schedule:
Days From To Room
Monday 10:00:00 AM 11:50:00 AM 132

Instructor: Michelle Thall

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

Instructor: Michelle Thall

EX9100: Functional Fitness - 1 credit


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

Prerequisites: Signed waiver.

Course Dates: 4/4/2016 - 6/17/2016

Section A Schedule:
Days From To Room
Monday 1:00:00 PM 1:50:00 PM 25
Wednesday 1:00:00 PM 1:50:00 PM 25

Instructor: Michelle Thall

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: 4/4/2016 - 6/17/2016

Section A Schedule:
Days From To Room
Tuesday 4:00:00 PM 5:20:00 PM 220
Thursday 4:30:00 PM 5:50:00 PM 220

Instructor: Kaleb Lund

IS9513: Diabetic Complications: Etiology and Treatment - 2 credits


This course provides an overview of diabetes mellitus, a disease characterized by abnormalities in the metabolism of carbohydrate, protein and fat primarily due to abnormal insulin productions and utilization. The condition is associated with microvascular, macrovascular and metabolic complications. The pathophysiology, clinical presentation and management of the acute and chronic complications of diabetes will be discussed. The genetic, environmental and behavioral etiologies of insulin resistance in Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes will be explored

Prerequisite: none

Course Dates: 4/4/2016 - 6/17/2016

Section A Schedule:
Days From To Room
Monday 1:00:00 PM 2:50:00 PM 184

Instructor: Alexandra Kazaks

Nutrition

TR9130: Obesity & Obesity Related Diseases - 2 credits


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

Prerequisite: none

Course Dates: 4/4/2016 - 6/17/2016

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

Instructor: Alexandra Kazaks