Bastyr University - Acupuncture Program14500 Juanita Dr. N.E.
Kenmore, WA 98028
Acupuncture and Oriental medicine (AOM) is one of the fastest-growing health care fields in America. Bastyr University, with its broad curriculum and deep respect for both traditional methods and rigorous Western science, bridges the medicines of East and West, providing an ideal setting for comprehensive education and clinical training in AOM. Bastyr's approach prepares students to become 21st century professionals, ready to work in collaboration with practitioners of conventional Western medicine.
Choose a Bastyr University education in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
The nation's most respected school of natural health, Bastyr offers one of the leading Master of Science AOM programs in the U.S. Benefits of Bastyr University's graduate AOM program include:
—Brandon Leahy, MS ('08)
Bastyr plans for your future
Bastyr AOM graduates are qualified health care practitioners, trained in safe and effective patient care. They are highly skilled in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) diagnostics, patient assessment, treatment and methods of disease prevention. They learn to utilize such methods as:
Graduates leave Bastyr University prepared to set up and maintain a private practice and qualified to pass national and state acupuncture and/or herbal exams.
Bastyr students benefit from exceptional hands-on training
Students receive their clinical education through supervised internships at the largest natural health clinic in the Pacific Northwest, Bastyr Center for Natural Health (BCNH), as well as at various offsite clinic placements. Paid residency positions at BCNH are another practical way to strengthen clinical skills.
—Chris Krumm, ND ('04), MS ('04), LAc
Bastyr offers distinctive academic options
The combined system of traditional Chinese medicine and Western medicine has strongly inspired Bastyr's current AOM program, established in 1988. The University currently offers varying levels of degree/certificate options:
Bastyr University mission and vision
Mission: Bastyr educates future leaders in 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.
Vision: As the world's leading academic center for advancing and integrating knowledge in the natural health arts and sciences, Bastyr University will transform the health and well-being of the human community.
Bastyr University is an accredited private institution. Founded in 1978 as a college of naturopathic medicine, the institution has continuously broadened its academic offerings and now offers natural health arts and sciences degree and certificate programs in:
Bastyr University's 51-acre campus is located in Kenmore, WA, just 12 miles north of Seattle. The University offers on-campus housing to students who are currently enrolled. In summer 2010, Bastyr's new Student Village earned a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) platinum certification, becoming the first student housing project on the west coast to receive the highest green building classification. Bastyr students also enjoy easy access to cultural offerings, including Seattle's live music scene, theaters and art galleries. Outdoor recreational opportunities abound in the Puget Sound area.
Other campus features:
Our second campus, Bastyr University California, is located in San Diego's Sorrento Valley, near public beaches, wildlife preserves and the city's biomedical sciences cluster.
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