About Our College
A pioneer in natural medicine, Bastyr University is a federally recognized, nonprofit, private university that is at the forefront of developing leaders in natural health arts and sciences for the 21st-century.
Since its inception in 1978, Bastyr University has been a pioneer in science-based natural medicine. Founders Les Griffith, ND; William A. Mitchell, Jr., ND; and Joseph E. Pizzorno, Jr., ND; along with Sheila Quinn, named the school after their beloved teacher and noted Seattle naturopathic physician Dr. John Bastyr.
Although the school started as a naturopathic medicine college, Bastyr University now offers more than 20 degree and certificate programs. Building on its science-based foundation, the University has been the recipient of several multimillion-dollar research grants from the National Institutes of Health.
We invite you to explore Bastyr University's two beautiful campuses and growing online offerings. You’ll discover rigorous science-based education and an incomparable community.