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Bastyr University

Bastyr University is an alternative medicine university with a campus in Kenmore, Washington, and one in San Diego, California. Programs include naturopathy, acupuncture and Oriental medicine, nutrition, herbal medicine, ayurvedic medicine, psychology, and midwifery among others. Its main campus is on a forested property just north of Seattle, and its second campus opened in San Diego in September 2012.

Bastyr operates a teaching clinic, Bastyr Center for Natural Health, in Seattle's Fremont/ Wallingford neighborhood.

Bastyr's programs are controversial for teaching subjects that are considered pseudoscience and quackery by the scientific and medical communities. Quackwatch includes Bastyr University in its list of "questionable organizations" as a school which is "accredited but not recommended".

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. With just $200 in startup costs during their humble beginnings, the founders created a vision for an accredited natural health school that now is recognized as the leading health arts and sciences university in the world.

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 a number of multimillion-dollar research grants from the National Institutes of Health.

We educate future leaders in the natural health arts and sciences. Respecting the healing power of nature and recognizing that body, mind and spirit are intrinsically inseparable, we model an integrated approach to education, research and clinical service.

The Bastyr University is a Private university located in Kenmore.
The Bastyr University was founded in 1978.
The current president of Bastyr University is Dr. Charles Mac Powell.

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