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  • Integrate Ayurvedic knowledge with modern health science
  • Join the only accredited bachelor’s in Ayurveda in the US
  • Receive hands-on clinical training
  • Engage with a supportive community of like-minded students
  • Graduate as an Ayurveda consultant
  • Available online or on-campus

Watch video introducing the BA in Ayurveda Welllness & Integrative Health, 5 minutes

What is Ayurveda?

“Ayurvedic medicine (also called Ayurveda) is one of the world’s oldest medical systems. It originated in India and has evolved there over thousands of years. In the United States, Ayurvedic medicine is considered a complementary health approach.”

Is Ayurveda effective?

“Ayurveda can have positive effects when used as a complementary therapy in combination with standard, conventional medical care.”

What is Maharishi AyurVeda?

We teach the Maharishi AyurVedaSM health system – the modern, scientific revival of complete Ayurveda. Maharishi AyurVeda includes balancing the deepest value of mind – consciousness, which is the basis of balancing the body. It incorporates all aspects of mind, body, behavior, and environment in a scientific framework.


What will I learn?

Our program integrates modern medicine and science with the natural approach of Ayurveda — and teaches you how to use them together to create optimal health.

In the BA program, you’ll learn the basics of a range of natural therapeutic techniques, including:

  • Optimal diet and routine for different individuals
  • Beneficial herbal supplements for specific imbalances and organ systems
  • Traditional purification therapies
  • Principles of biological rhythms and their effects on health

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On-campus clinical training and orientation

Students receive hands-on clinical training.


Learn practical skills

You’ll receive in-depth training on how to conduct Ayurvedic consultations, learning how to use holistic modalities to assess, maintain, and restore balance on different levels of the mind-body system.

You’ll also study the business side of operating your own consulting practice, as well as the legalities involved in running a clinic. You’ll graduate with the practical skills you need to start your own career in wellness consulting.

MIU is a member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association. Completion of our program satisfies NAMA’s competencies to be recognized as an Ayurvedic Health Counselor.

Featured Alum

Varsha Khatri, founder of popular London health practice Illuminated Health, utilizes Maharishi AyurVeda, yoga, nutrition and herbal medicine to help her clients achieve optimal health and wellness. She is currently working on a book that brings together Maharishi AyurVeda with modern nutrition for everyday living.

“The need is very real for a new paradigm of health which is more effective at solving health issues,” says Varsha, “I like that Maharishi AyurVeda combines ancient wisdom with modern science.”

Featured classes

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Maharishi Yoga Asanas

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You’ll study yoga postures in theory and through your own experience, experiencing the deep relaxation, stress release, and expansion associated with daily yoga practice.

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Diet, Digestion, and Nutrition

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How we metabolize food and drink directly affects the strength, vitality, immunity, and longevity of the body. In this course, you’ll learn what to eat, when to eat, and how to eat to maintain or restore balance to the physiology.

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Ayurveda wellness consultant practicum

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You’ll earn practical experience in consulting with clients, building your confidence in a clinical setting. Students take turns leading consultations and discussing case studies under the supervision of experts, tying everything they’ve learned together in a final capstone project.

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Aromatherapy

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In this course, you’ll study the history and basic principles of aromatherapy. You’ll learn the therapeutic properties of aromatic molecules, the chemical structure of essential oils and hydrosols, the therapeutic effects of aromas on physiological states, and more.

Cost & Aid, 2021-22

Tuition is based on the total number of credits per semester – two semesters per year. Typically, enrollment is two courses at a time, 17 credits (full-time) or one course at a time, 9 credits (3/4 time)

US Online Undergraduate, ¾ time

The example below can vary by FAFSA analysis of independent student finances or dependent family finances.

Semester Cost of Attendance and Typical Financial Aid
Tuition$4,800
Federal grants (maximum)-$2,550
Net program cost per semester$2,250
Federal student loan-$2,550
Your payment$0

Additional Financial Aid Information

Federal grants are available for full-time and part-time students. The grants vary depending on income level as determined by the FAFSA, and by credit load per semester. Students in higher-income categories may not qualify for federal grants.
Many companies offer tuition assistance programs to their employees. If you’re currently employed, we encourage you to check on this. If they offer assistance, please contact MIU’s Financial Aid office.
Part-time online students benefit from a proportionately lower tuition than the full-time rate. For example, a half-time student’s tuition is less than half the full-time tuition. Because these discounts are included in the part-time tuition, an additional MIU scholarship isn’t available for part-time students.
Federal Student Loans have limits based on lifetime usage, annual limits, and limited to the educational costs for each semester. Here are the annual maximum limits:

  • $5,500 per year for first-year dependent
  • $6,500 per year for second-year dependent
  • $7,500 per year for third, fourth, fifth-year dependent
  • $9,500 per year for first-year independent
  • $10,500 per year for second-year independent
  • $12,500 per year for third, fourth, fifth-year independent
Federal Student Loan Repayment is postponed as long as you are enrolled at least half-time each semester. If your enrollment drops below half-time, you have a six-month grace period before repayment begins. There are also postponements for low income and unemployment, as well as repayment based on income and Public Service Forgiveness.

There are a variety of money-saving tax benefits to assist in reducing the cost of education expenses. More about education tax benefits.
Veterans should contact the VA for information on Veterans Education Benefits. MIU is a Yellow Ribbon school. Our Veterans Certifying Official is our Director of Financial Aid.

Loan Repayment Options

Payments are a fixed amount that ensures your loans are paid off within 10 years (within 10 to 30 years for Consolidation Loans).
Payments may be fixed or graduated and will ensure that your loans are paid off within 25 years.
Payments are lower at first and then increase, usually every two years, and are for an amount that will ensure your loans are paid off within 10 years (within 10 to 30 years for Consolidation Loans).
Your monthly payments will be either 10 or 15 percent of discretionary income (depending on when you received your first loans), but never more than you would have paid under the 10-year Standard Repayment Plan.
Payments are recalculated each year and are based on your updated income, family size, and the total amount of your Direct Loans. Any outstanding balance will be forgiven if you haven’t repaid your loan in full after 25 years.
Your monthly payment is based on annual income, but your loan will be paid in full within 15 years.

Tuition, other fees, scholarships, and financial policies are subject to change prior to the entry date. For more information, contact us at finaid@miu.edu for a quick reply — normally one business day — or see more about financial aid.

US Online Undergraduate, ½ time

The example below can vary by FAFSA analysis of independent student finances or dependent family finances.

Semester Cost of Attendance and Typical Financial Aid
Tuition$2,700
Federal grants (maximum)-$1,700
Net program cost per semester$1,000
Federal student loan-$1,000
Your payment$0

Additional Financial Aid Information

Federal grants are available for full-time and part-time students. The grants vary depending on income level as determined by the FAFSA, and by credit load per semester. Students in higher-income categories may not qualify for federal grants.
Many companies offer tuition assistance programs to their employees. If you’re currently employed, we encourage you to check on this. If they offer assistance, please contact MIU’s Financial Aid office.
Part-time online students benefit from a proportionately lower tuition than the full-time rate. For example, a half-time student’s tuition is less than half the full-time tuition. Because these discounts are included in the part-time tuition, an additional MIU scholarship isn’t available for part-time students.
Federal Student Loans have limits based on lifetime usage, annual limits, and limited to the educational costs for each semester. Here are the annual maximum limits:

  • $5,500 per year for first-year dependent
  • $6,500 per year for second-year dependent
  • $7,500 per year for third, fourth, fifth-year dependent
  • $9,500 per year for first-year independent
  • $10,500 per year for second-year independent
  • $12,500 per year for third, fourth, fifth-year independent
Federal Student Loan Repayment is postponed as long as you are enrolled at least half-time each semester. If your enrollment drops below half-time, you have a six-month grace period before repayment begins. There are also postponements for low income and unemployment, as well as repayment based on income and Public Service Forgiveness.

There are a variety of money-saving tax benefits to assist in reducing the cost of education expenses. More about education tax benefits.
Veterans should contact the VA for information on Veterans Education Benefits. MIU is a Yellow Ribbon school. Our Veterans Certifying Official is our Director of Financial Aid.

Loan Repayment Options

Payments are a fixed amount that ensures your loans are paid off within 10 years (within 10 to 30 years for Consolidation Loans).
Payments may be fixed or graduated and will ensure that your loans are paid off within 25 years.
Payments are lower at first and then increase, usually every two years, and are for an amount that will ensure your loans are paid off within 10 years (within 10 to 30 years for Consolidation Loans).
Your monthly payments will be either 10 or 15 percent of discretionary income (depending on when you received your first loans), but never more than you would have paid under the 10-year Standard Repayment Plan.
Payments are recalculated each year and are based on your updated income, family size, and the total amount of your Direct Loans. Any outstanding balance will be forgiven if you haven’t repaid your loan in full after 25 years.
Your monthly payment is based on annual income, but your loan will be paid in full within 15 years.

Tuition, other fees, scholarships, and financial policies are subject to change prior to the entry date. For more information, contact us at finaid@miu.edu for a quick reply — normally one business day — or see more about financial aid.

US Online Undergraudate, Summer (4 credits)

Not eligible for federal student loans

Summer Cost of Attendance
Tuition$2,000
Federal grants (maximum)-$850
Net program cost for the summer$1,150
Federal student loans (not available)0
Your payment$1,150

Tuition, other fees, scholarships, and financial policies are subject to change prior to the entry date. For more information, contact us at finaid@miu.edu for a quick reply — normally one business day — or see more about financial aid.

International On-Campus Undergraduate

Annual Cost of Attendance and Typical Financial Aid
Tuition and fees$16,530
Housing (single room) and meals$7,400
Health insurance (estimate)$2,940
Personal expenses, books, unexpected needs (estimate)$3,500
Cost Per Year$30,370
Scholarship (maximum)-$6,000

Tuition, other fees, scholarships, and financial policies are subject to change prior to the entry date. For more information, please email intadmis@mum.edu or call Admissions at (641) 472 1110.

International Online Undergraduate

Typically, online enrollment is two courses at a time (17 credits) or one course at a time (9 credits), per semester (two semesters per year).

Tuition per Semester
Fulll-time (12 or more credits)$8,000
¾ time (9-11 credits)$4,800
½ time (6-8 credits)$2,700
Less than 6 credits$500 per credit

Tuition, other fees, scholarships, and financial policies are subject to change prior to the entry date. For more information, please email intadmis@mum.edu or call Admissions at (641) 472 1110.

Faculty profile

Professor Liis Mattik, PhD is a natural, holistic, preventive healthcare practitioner, educator, and scientist. She has been teaching, training, educating, overseeing curricula, and consulting people in methods of Maharishi AyurVeda for over 20 years in university and public sectors. She has been giving individualized recommendations for maintaining or improving health by utilizing Maharishi Ayurveda Pulse Diagnosis, diet, digestion, nutrition, herbs, minerals, essential oils, color therapy, yoga asanas — body postures, pranayama — breathing therapies, prevention of disease, seasonal purification program including Pancha Karma, and the Transcendental Meditation™ technique.

FAQ

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.

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.

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.

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 Exploring 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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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

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