Bastyr UniversityBastyr University
was established as the John Bastyr College of Naturopathic Medicine
in 1978 in Seattle
). It is named for the late John Bastyr, ND, DC (1912-1995), a pioneering naturopathic physician and chiropractic in the Seattle area who was instrumental in keeping interest in naturopathic medicine
alive during the dark years of the 1940s-1960s. The school was later renamed Bastyr College and then Bastyr University in recognition of the fact that it has many programs besides naturopathic medicine now including acupuncture
, exercise science, herbal therapy
, and leadership.