Naturopathic medicine is primary health care that emphasizes prevention and the self-healing process through the use of healthy living and natural therapies, blending centuries-old knowledge and a philosophy that nature is the most effective healer with current research on health and human systems.
The School of Naturopathic Medicine at Bastyr University develops leaders in the evolving field of natural medicine. Bastyr's accredited naturopathic doctor (ND) degree program is internationally renowned for its rigorous curriculum, comprehensive clinical training and groundbreaking research. Our graduates consistently earn top scores on the Naturopathic Licensing Examinations (NPLEX), and go on to lead diverse, meaningful careers in natural medicine. There is no better place to earn a well-respected, nationally recognized degree in natural medicine than Bastyr.
Learn more about the application process and how to craft a winning application to the ND program from Admissions Advisor, Chris Sande, during this informative webinar.
Students gain a scientific foundation for understanding the vast world of nutrition and learn to evaluate new studies and parse good information from bad. However, students gain more than just knowledge. They develop tools for communicating complex information in simple ways that transform peoples' lives and can make an impact on the wellness of their community.
They learn advanced skills in writing, public speaking, cooking demonstrations, creating innovative nutrition programs, motivating behavior change and other tools for bringing their knowledge to people who need it. Graduates are prepared for careers in corporate wellness programs, public health programs, grocery store chains, schools and senior centers.
Learn more about this program from Nutrition Department Chair and Assistant Professor Fernanda Brusamolin Larson, MS, CN, and Channon Rosencrans MS, Director of Admissions and Student Services.