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Compare: BA in Ayurveda Wellness and MS in Maharishi Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine

The BA in Ayurveda Wellness & Integrative Health trains students to be Ayurveda consultants. Students learn purification procedures, 5 sense therapies, essential oils, etc. They also learn modern anatomy and physiology. By graduation, they have satisfied the entry-level competencies for membership in the National Ayurvedic Medical Association as Ayurvedic Health Counselors.

The MS in Maharishi AyurVeda & Integrative Medicine trains students to be Maharishi AyurVeda Practitioners. Students learn to assess more intricate and detailed levels of balance and imbalance, and specifically to address common disorders of all the organ systems with all the modalities of Maharishi AyurVeda – diet, lifestyle, herbs, purification procedures, 5 sense therapies, etc. They also learn modern anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the organ systems. Students who take the Advanced Clinical Training Track will be eligible to take the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) Ayurvedic Practitioner Exam.

BA in Ayurveda Wellness & Integrative HealthMS in Maharishi AyurVeda & Integrative Medicine
Minimum of 1100 hours of Ayurvedic trainingMinimum of 1500 hours of Ayurvedic training
50 client encounters150 client encounters
Modern Anatomy & PhysiologyModern Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathology of all the organ systems
Common disorders from Ayurvedic perspectiveStudy of common diseases in all organ systems from both modern and Ayurvedic perspective
Knowledge of key Ayurvedic herbs and formulas required for NAMA Ayurvedic Health CounselorKnowledge of many Ayurveda herbs and formulas required for a NAMA Ayurvedic Practitioner
Fundamental Pulse DiagnosisAdvanced Pulse Diagnosis
Principles of AyurvedaAyurvedic Rheumatology, Cardiology , Gastroenterology, Pulmonology, ENT, Endocrinology, Women’s Health, Men’s Health, Immunology, Hematology, Psychiatry, and Dermatology
Study of AyurvedaStudy of Ayurveda plus an introduction to Chinese Medicine, Homeopathy, Osteopathy and Manipulative Medicine