The first fully accredited school of its kind in the world, Bastyr University was founded in 1978, and has grown to become the world’s leading academic center for advancing and integrating knowledge in the natural health arts and sciences. With its main campus near Seattle, Washington, Bastyr offers doctoral, graduate, and undergraduate programs at its campus in San Diego.

Bastyr University’s singular presence among institutions of natural medicine rests on rigorous science-based curricula, exceptional faculty members who are dedicated teachers, pioneers and pillars in the natural health community, and a support structure that enables students to succeed.

Photo courtesy of Bastyr University
Photo courtesy of Bastyr University

Bastyr University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), the accrediting body for higher education in the seven-state Northwest region of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington. Bastyr’s Naturopathic Medicine, Dietetics, Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and Midwifery programs are also accredited by the lead education councils for those areas of study.

Today you will find more than 6,000 Bastyr University graduates serving their communities and improving lives locally, nationally, and internationally. Our alumni practice in developing countries and underserved areas here in the U.S., publish New York Times best-selling books and peer-reviewed research studies, receive national awards and accolades, become policy advocates, launch entrepreneurial enterprises, and teach tomorrow’s generation of natural healers.

Photo courtesy of Bastyr University
Photo courtesy of Bastyr University

Increasingly, Bastyr faculty and graduates have become leaders and educators in the integrative and functional medicine movement. Bastyr alumni are change agents, and they are charting the course for a successful turn of events in the wellness revolution.

Bastyr Clinic

As the teaching clinic of Bastyr University, Bastyr University Clinic in San Diego offers comprehensive health care for every age group and demographic.

Our doctors focus on naturopathic primary care, mind-body issues and nutrition, with a focus on:

  • Providing a natural, non-invasive approach that takes into account the whole person.
  • Offering longer appointment times to ensure that you feel heard, respected and understood.
  • Helping patients resolve chronic health problems.
  • Supporting a healthy lifestyle that helps prevent illness.
  • Identifying and treating the causes of disease, trusting in the healing power of nature.

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