HIGHLIGHTS OF BASTYR HISTORY
Founded as the John Bastyr College of Naturopathic Medicine in 1978, the university was named after a pioneer and educator in natural medicine who was a strong proponent of science and a mentor to the naturopaths who founded the school. Now with two campuses ( Kenmore, Wash., and San Diego), Bastyr trains naturopaths and offers more than 20 other programs at undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral levels in natural health disciplines, including acupuncture, Ayurveda, exercise science, midwifery, herbal sciences, nutrition, and public health.
In its 40- year history, Bastyr has broken many barriers by being the first school of natural medicine to:
Become accredited as an educational institution.
Be awarded research grants by the NIH.
Receive government funds to provide free natural healthcare to those in need.
Establish research facilities to study and document natural medicine. More than 100 studies have been completed or are underway.
John Bastyr ( 1912– 1995)