What is the difference between Ayurveda and Maharishi AyurVeda?
Ayurveda: The traditional system of medicine of India and the East. Based on diet, herbs, mind-body type, and purification therapies.
Maharishi AyurVeda: The modern, scientific revival of complete Ayurveda, including balancing the deepest value of mind – consciousness, which is the basis of balancing the body. This revival by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi incorporates all aspects of mind, body, behavior, and environment in a scientific framework. It also includes a unique system of pulse diagnosis and a host of unique mind/body/environmental therapies.
What can I do with a degree in Ayurveda Wellness & Integrative Health?
This program offers an accredited degree in Ayurveda recognized by NAMA. You can act as a health consultant or health educator in many health freedom states. In other states, you can practice under the auspices of a licensed healthcare practitioner. In other countries, other health care laws may apply. This program also equips you with the knowledge of how to conduct a business in consulting and health education. One can practice freely as a health coach in any state. The legal boundaries and considerations of teaching Ayurveda are discussed in our courses.
How many hours per week should online students expect to spend on this program?
You should plan to spend 12-14 hours per week for a 4-credit eight-week course. If you are taking 2 courses during an eight week period, you should plan to spend 24-28 hours per week of reading, creating assignments and discussion forum posts, and studying course materials.
The time it takes to complete an online course successfully depends on your willingness to stick to a regular schedule and learn to study effectively more than on any other factor.
I have most of my general education requirements from another university. What else will I need in order to graduate with this degree?
MIU will accept many of your general education credits. There will be additional general education courses that are unique to the University, introducing its distinctive Consciousness-Based perspective, including The Science and Technology of Consciousness, Physics and Consciousness, Physiology is Consciousness, and Higher States of Consciousness. In addition to general education requirements, you will need to amass a total of 128 credits in order to graduate, including the general education credits, the Online BA in Ayurveda Wellness degree requirements, and any elective credit you may take.
How long will online students need to complete the program?
The program schedule is fixed over the course of 3 years (half-time). Students who have at least 60 transferrable credits will need a minimum of 3 years to graduate.
I’ve already taken college-level anatomy and physiology — can I have those courses waived?
If you have passed college level Anatomy & Physiology courses within the past 5 years with a grade B- or higher, then you can have them waived. Our third Anatomy & Physiology course however, Modern Health, cannot be waived since it’s unique to our program.
I already have a license in some form of healthcare — what will this program do for me?
Our students include doctors, chiropractors, yoga therapists, massage therapists, osteopathic doctors and others in the health care professions. If you already have a license, you will be able to integrate what you learn from this course into your practice.
How do you make the online learning experience effective and fulfilling?
We accomplish this by using an online learning platform that students find highly engaging. The program also features an extensive collaboration between students and one-on-one interaction between our faculty and each student.
Further, students in this program will study on the MIU campus during the clinical intensive training courses. This gives students the opportunity to practice conducting Ayurveda consultations under the guidance of faculty, as well as meet their fellow students in person.
Do online students need to come to the MIU campus?
US online students will complete a 2-week clinical intensive at MIU’s Integrative Wellness Center in Fairfield, Iowa, or Doshi Center for Integrative Medicine in Los Angeles, California. As an invaluable component in your study and practice of Ayurveda, this intensive is required to complete the degree. The intensives are offered at different times throughout the year to accommodate your schedule. More about on-campus accommodations