Cascadia Bastyr degrees


If you are interested in natural health sciences, the Cascadia-Bastyr Blended Enrollment Program provides the most direct route to an AA degree and a Bachelor's of Science degree. This new program prepares graduates to take on successful careers in the region’s growing health industry.

The Cascadia-Bastyr Blended Enrollment Program allows you to apply to any of the following Bastyr accredited undergraduate degree programs:

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Integrated Human Biology

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Health Psychology

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Nutrition and Culinary Arts

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Herbal Sciences

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Nutrition and Exercise Science


How does the program work?

Start at Cascadia... Go directly to Bastyr

As a student of this unique program, you’ll be guaranteed seats in heavily enrolled science courses at Cascadia College in Bothell during your first year. You’ll spend your second and third years taking courses at both campuses, located only six miles apart. And you’ll spend your fourth year entirely at Bastyr, completing higher-level coursework in your selected major.

Advantages of a Blended Enrollment Degree

As a Cascadia-Bastyr student, you will:

  • Fast-track through heavily enrolled science courses at Cascadia
  • Spend more time in your major with early access to Bastyr University
  • Access amenities, services, financial aid and advisors at both institutions
  • Streamline your coursework, avoid spending time and money on non-essential classes
  • Take advantage of two beautiful campuses, located only 6 miles apart, with small class sizes and hands-on learning
Seven Degree Options 

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 1.   Exercise Science and Wellness

The Bachelor of Science with a Major in Exercise Science & Wellness integrates the study of exercise physiology with a comprehensive introduction to holistic health and wellness. The program prepares you for a variety of career options, including the physical fitness industry, hospitals and schools.


 2.   Health Psychology

The Health Psychology Integrated Wellness track explores the integration of mind, body and spirit – equipping students to help people improve their quality of life. This degree track provides an excellent foundation for graduate degrees in all areas of psychology, including clinical psychology, counseling fields and mind-body studies.


 3.   Herbal Sciences

This degree is the first of its kind. The program equips students with both scientific knowledge and a deep understanding of plants. Graduates are prepared to enter the herbal products field directly, begin work as botanical medicine experts or pursue further education in related areas.


 4.   Integrated Human Biology

This degree equips students to pursue a range of professional degrees (naturopathic doctor, medical doctor, dentist, pharmacist), allied health degrees (physician's assistant, nurse, physical therapist) and graduate studies in biological sciences.


 5.   Nutrition

The bachelor's nutrition degree program provides students with a comprehensive education that merges the science of nutrition with a broader view of wellness, community and the environment.


 6.   Nutrition and Culinary Arts

Students enrolled in this bachelor's completion program – one of the first of its kind in the U.S. – receive an education grounded in whole food nutrition and food science while also developing culinary skills and the ability to use food therapeutically.


 7.   Nutrition and Exercise Science

Students in this degree program build an in-depth knowledge of the body's physiology and mechanics, as well as an understanding of mind-body wellness and the role of nutrition in health. 

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this unique program are well prepared for a variety of careers in the natural health sciences. They develop critical thinking, scientific literacy and research skills that will serve them well in any health and wellness profession. They are also ready for advanced graduate study in health care, public health and other science disciplines.

How to Get Started

How to get started

 1.   Meet with a Cascadia Advisor

Learn more about the academic plan and application requirements. Contact an advisor at Cascadia College to learn more: 425.352.8860,


 2.  Apply to Bastyr

During your spring quarter of your freshman year at Cascadia, apply to Bastyr University for the following fall quarter. 


Cascadia College is located in Bothell, Washington, near the intersection of highways I-405 and SR 522.
18345 Campus Way NE, Bothell, WA 98011

Bastyr University is located in Kenmore, Washington, next to Saint Edward State Park. It also has a branch campus in San Diego, California.

14500 Juanita Dr NE, Kenmore, WA 98028

Bastyr’s Kenmore campus lies just six miles from Cascadia’s campus

About Bastyr University

Bastyr University, located in Kenmore, Washington, is internationally recognized as a pioneer in natural medicine. As the largest accredited university for natural health arts and sciences in the U.S., Bastyr offers more than 17 degree and certificate programs in fields such as naturopathic medicine, acupuncture, and whole-food nutrition. Founded in 1978, the University now includes a leading-edge research facility and outstanding clinical training at Bastyr Center for Natural Health. The University’s second campus, Bastyr University California, opened in San Diego, California, in fall 2012, becoming the state’s first and only accredited school of naturopathic medicine.

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