At IHU, you will receive the specific education and training required to meet the traditional needs of the Sanatana Dharma based communities for whom Ayurveda is the primary medical model as well as for those who participate in allopathic, homeopathic and naturopathic healthcare models. This course provides education in Ayurveda as an alternative and/or adjunct health care model for assessment, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of specific complaints.
Master in Ayurvedic Studies
Ayurveda is a holistic system of medicine that is indigenous to and widely practiced in India. In Sanskrit, Ayu means “life or daily living” and Veda is “knowing or knowledge”. Ayurveda has been practiced for more than 5000 years and takes into consideration the inherent relationship between individual and cosmic spirit, individual and cosmic consciousness, energy and matter. Through this degree program, students will learn what a person’s inherent nature is (prakriti), how it can become imbalanced (vikruti), the bodily humours involved (doshas), tissues (dhatus), wastes (malas), how toxicity builds up through undigested food (ama), and how to clinically assess, evaluate, and diagnose as per Ayurveda. Students will become familiarized with authors in the field as well as ancient Vedic texts that Ayurveda is mentioned under, and related fields of science such as yoga and marma.
AYU 5001 Introduction to Ayurveda (3 credits): This course is both for non- medical people as well as health care professionals.
Basic principles of Ayurveda will be taught. This is a certificate course that may lead to an associate degree, when the candidate completes the intermediate course. (AYU-5002)
AYU 5002 Ayurveda for Health Care Professionals(3 credits): This is an intermediate course on Ayurveda. Those who have a degree in Ayurveda or those who are in the USA are eligible to prepare for an associate level degree in Ayurveda. This course will be jointly taught by a qualified Ayurveda practitioner and/or a licensed professional in this the USA.