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Bastyr University California Announces Nutrition and Culinary Arts Major for Fall 2017


Bastyr University has announced the expansion of its degree offerings at its San Diego, CA campus to include a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Culinary Arts two-year completion program to begin in the fall of 2017. Currently offered at Bastyr’s Washington campus, the culinary program fuses scientifically based curriculum with a holistic approach to health and nutrition.

Internationally recognized as a pioneer in natural medicine, Bastyr University emphasizes the connection between mind, body, spirit and nature in all of its programs. The culinary program is no exception, as it aims to incorporate natural health practices into the next generation of therapeutic chefs, nutrition consultants, food and health writers, food product developers, menu developers and more.

“The new degree program integrates nutrition science with the culinary arts for a unique, specialized program,” said University President Charles “Mac” Powell, PhD. “We have a wide base of faculty on board—registered dietitians, nutritionists and established chefs—who will share their expertise through hands-on, informative coursework and mentorship.”

The San Diego campus is fully equipped with invaluable resources for degree candidates, including a whole-food nutrition kitchen, and herbal and culinary gardens. These unique facilities support a curriculum focused on the healing aspects of food. With diverse course offerings ranging from Therapeutic Cooking to Ecological Aspects of Nutrition, students will master both scientific and culinary skills, thus graduating with a solid foundation for an array of career options ahead.

For more information, visit www.bastyr.edu.