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This degree-completion program is designed for students with at least 60 transfer credits but is also open to students with fewer transfer credits or who have never attended college.

  • Integrate Ayurvedic knowledge with modern health science
  • Join the only accredited bachelor’s in Ayurveda in the US
  • Study online part-time with expert professors
  • Visit campus each year for clinical training
  • Engage with a supportive community of like-minded students
  • Graduate as an Ayurveda Consultant

Also available: On-Campus BA in Ayurveda Wellness and Integrative Health

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

US students visit the MIU campus for orientation and several more times throughout the program for clinical training.

Study online on your own time

Our asynchronous online structure lets you study on your own schedule. The relaxed pace of the classes ensures that you have time to absorb each topic fully without stress.

You’ll connect with students and professors through group exercises, webinars, and more, enjoying collaboration and support from a positive, tight-knit community of like-minded people committed to creating a healthier world.

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.

Featured classes

PH551 Human Physiology and Pathophysiology

Human Anatomy and Physiology I

PH551 Human Physiology and Pathophysiology

This course provides understanding of how the body’s structure and function maintains balance and homeostasis. The integrated functioning of trillions of diverse cells, each with a million chemical reactions per second, gives rise to a healthy, vital human being. Students will study tissues, organs, and organ systems and their role in maintaining health and balance. Topics include comprehensive study of the musculoskeletal system, cardiovascular, digestive, and immune systems.

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Maharishi AyurVeda Consultant Training for Clinical Practice

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This course takes all of the principles of Maharishi AyurVeda learned thus far and gives students the opportunity to apply them in case studies. Students will learn about a range of common disorders and Ayurvedic protocols for restoring balance. Students will practice putting together comprehensive recommendations to prepare them for an Ayurvedic Wellness Consultant practice.


Maharishi AyurVeda Course on Self-Pulse for Good Health


You’ll learn the unique language of Ayurveda and the basics of the self-pulse reading, laying a foundation for further study. Topics include the definition of health from the Ayurvedic perspective, disease prevention, and foundational principles of Ayurveda.

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Maharishi AyurVeda Herbology

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Herbs are a major component of Maharishi AyurVeda used to enliven the inner intelligence of the body and restore balance. After assessing a client, an Ayurvedic consultant recommends a variety of healing modalities, including compound or single-form herbal preparations. This course provides the necessary knowledge of Ayurvedic herbs and herbal compounds, their qualities and actions in human physiology, as well as their effects in various health conditions.

Faculty profile

professor-sultan-salahProfessor Sultan Salah, M.S. is a PhD researcher in Ayurveda, an experienced teacher and active Ayurveda wellness consultant. He has been actively researching into the practical applications of Ayurveda in the contemporary world of natural healthcare for the past five years and is working to integrate Ayurveda into hospitals, universities and medical organizations across the world with the fruits of his PhD research. His PhD thesis aims to scientifically validate Ayurveda by bridging the ancient Vedic science with the many branches of modern science.


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, including any college-level mathematics course, writing courses with a “B” grade or better, and health-related fitness courses. 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.

The program schedule is fixed over the course of 3 years (half-time). Therefore it will take a minimum of 3 years to graduate.

Please see our entrance requirements page.

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.

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 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.

After completing the first three semesters of coursework online, US students will take at least three on-campus clinical intensives totaling six weeks. As an invaluable component in your study and practice of Ayurveda, these intensives are part of your degree requirements. The intensives are offered at different times throughout the year to accommodate your schedule. More about on-campus accommodations

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