Maharishi University of Management (MUM) is currently the only university in the U.S. that offers Ayurveda training as part of an accredited bachelor's, master's, or PhD degree.
by Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield, Iowa, USA, Review
2 July 2018
Maharishi University of Management's online offerings continue to expand, and will now include the BA in Ayurveda Wellness beginning this fall.
The new online program is intended to be a "degree-completion" program targeted toward students who have already finished their general education requirements at another university.
"Online learning is a rapidly growing trend for many universities and opens up the possibility to study for many people who are unable to physically relocate or who are unable to commit full time to their academic aspirations," said Sultan Salah, director of the BA in Ayurveda Wellness. "Many of our students are adults who are working and have families, and online learning makes it possible for them to continue their studies."
The program will offer the core of the Ayurveda Wellness curriculum that's already being offered on campus. Students in the online program will gain proficiency in the practical applications of Maharishi AyurVeda in their own lives and in the lives of others.
The program prepares students to be health consultants and educators in the field of prevention of disease and promotion of health.
Mr. Salah said that Maharishi University of Management (MUM) is currently the only university in the U.S. that offers Ayurveda training as part of an accredited bachelor's, master's, or PhD degree.
"Other schools of Ayurveda offer certification courses that can be quite extensive, but none of them have a degree program," he said. "Our program includes within it a certification program that opens up many possibilities for students to teach and consult using the Ayurvedic and integrative medical knowledge they have learned."
The online program includes two, two-week clinical residencies, in which the students come to the Fairfield campus for intensive training at the campus Integrative Wellness Center. International students will take this training in their home countries.
While the program is intended as a degree-completion program, students who haven't already finished their general education work will be able to take advantage of courses that will be offered as part of MUM's new online BA in Liberal Arts.
The Ayurveda Wellness program integrates modern medicine and science with the natural approach of Ayurveda. The core curriculum covers topics such as the optimal diet and routine for different individuals; beneficial herbal supplements for specific imbalances and organ systems; traditional purification therapies; and principles of biological rhythms and their effects on health.
For more information, see www.mum.edu/online-ba-in-ayurveda-wellness.
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