Ayurveda

 

Academic Program in Ayurvedic Sciences

total-health-2This program is designed to present instruction and experience in principles and practices of Ayurveda. The graduates will be qualified health educators and Ayurvedic practitioners to the extent allowed by their existing health care licenses. The program requires a study with Ayurvedic practitioners in the US or India.

Master’s Degree (Advanced Diploma) in Ayurveda Requirements

Students currently have several options to complete a Master’s of Ayurveda degree

  1. Completion of coursework with Kerala Ayurveda Academy and HU.
  2. Completion of coursework with California College of Ayurveda and HU.
  3. Completion of all Ayurvedic coursework with HU.

Master’s Degree (Advanced Diploma) in Ayurveda in collaboration with Kerala Ayurveda Academy

This program consists of completion of the following courses with Kerala

  1. Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner training
  2. Advanced Ayurvedic Practitioner training

Please refer to Kerala for a listing of their requirements http//www.keralaayurvedaacademy.com/

This program consists of completion of the following 12 credits with HU

Thesis Option

  1. HUC 5001 Principles of Hinduism – 3 credits
  2. HUC 5003 Basic Sanskrit – 3 credits
  3. AYS 6999 Master’s Thesis  – 6 credits

Non Thesis Option

  1. HUC 5001 Principles of Hinduism – 3 credits
  2. HUC 5003 Basic Sanskrit – 3 credits

Completion of two courses from the following group

  • YPM 5001 Patanjali’s Yoga Darshana – 3 credits
  • YPM 5002 Kapila’s Samkhya Darshana – 3 credits
  • YPM 5003 Yoga Philosophy and Meditation – 3 credits
  • JYO 5401 Medical Astrology – 3 credits
  • YPM 5203 Spiritual Linguistics – 3 credits

Master’s Degree (Advanced Diploma) in Ayurveda in collaboration with the California College of Ayurveda

This program consists of completion of the following courses with CCA

      1. Completion of Level 3

Please refer to CCA for a listing of their requirements www.ayurvedacollege.com

This program consists of completion of the following 12 credits with HU

Thesis Option

      1. HUC 5001 Principles of Hinduism – 3 credits
      2. HUC 5003 Basic Sanskrit – 3 credits
      3. AYS 6999 Master’s Thesis –  6 credits

Non Thesis Option

      1. HUC 5001 Principles of Hinduism – 3 credits
      2. HUC 5003 Basic Sanskrit – 3 credits

Completion of two courses from the following group

    • YPM 5001 Patanjali’s Yoga Darshana – 3 credits
    • YPM 5002 Kapila’s Samkhya Darshana – 3 credits
    • YPM 5003 Yoga Philosophy and Meditation – 3 credits
    • JYO 5401 Medical Astrology – 3 credits
    • YPM 5203 Spiritual Linguistics – 3 credits

 Completion of all Ayurvedic coursework with HU

All courses listed here are required of all students (except for the possible credit for life experiences) for the degree of Master of Ayurveda. This program is open for health care practitioners including medical doctors, chiropractic physicians, osteopathic physicians, naturopathic physicians and acupuncturists.

This program requires completion of 43 credits with HU.

2 University Core Courses
HUC 5001 Principles of Hinduism – 3 credits
HUC 5003 Basic Sanskrit – 3 credits

Courses in Ayurveda

AYS 5001 Śharīra Vigyan Ayurvedic Perspective of the Human Body – 2 credits
AYS 5002 Nidan-Ayurvedic Diagnosis Constitutional Examination – 2 credits
AYS 5003 Vanaspati Śhāstra Medicinal Herbs and Herbal Therapy – 4 credits
AYS 5004 Chikitsa -Treatment Diet and other Therapeutic Approaches – 2 credits
AYS 5005 Specialized Therapies Subtle Healing Modalities of Ayurveda – 2 credits
AYS 5006 Stri Vigyan Ayurvedic Perspective of Gynecology, Obstetrics, and Surgery – 3 credits
AYS 6999 Thesis – 12 credits
AYS 7001 Practice Experience – 10 credits

COURSE LISTING- All courses to be completed

AYS 5001 Śharīra Vigyan Ayurvedic Perspective of the Human Body – 2 credits

The spiritual and historical background of Ayurveda, Ayurvedic Cosmology, origin of Elements, the three Guṇas, the disease process in Ayurveda, Anatomy and Physiology from an Ayurvedic perspective, biological humors, sites of the humors, twenty attributes, five types of Vāta, Pitta and Kapha, Dhātu’s UpaDhātu’s and Malas of Dhātu’s, Kalas, Malas and Agni, bodily systems, organs of the body.

 AYS 5002 Nidan-Ayurvedic Diagnosis Constitutional Examination – 2  credits

Studies of the seven humeral types, basic bodily structure, constitutional types and value judgments, mental nature; disease process including increase, aggravation and alleviation of the humors, the humors and climates, Ojas the essential energy of the immune system, and the movement of the humors through the disease pathways, Ayurveda and the examination of disease including the imbalance of the humors, Sama and nirama conditions, diagnosis and patient examination, methods of diagnosis, pulse and organ correspondences.

AYS 5003 Vanaspati Śhāstra Medicinal Herbs and Herbal Therapy – 4   credits

The science of the six tastes, synergistic combinations, therapeutic herbs, Ayurvedic herbalism in perspective, treatment of digestive and eliminatory disorders, treating the seven tissue elements, elimination system, additional Ayurvedic herbal preparations, commonly available herbs, special oriental herbs, planetary herbology.

 AYS 5004 Chikitsa – Treatment Diet and other Therapeutic Approaches – 2 credits

Ayurvedic Nutritional Counseling – Principles, general diet for Vāta, Pitta & Kapha comprehensive Ayurvedic food list, vegetables, grains/ energetics and general nature, milk, oils, condiments and spices; Ayurvedic therapeutic approaches including tonification and reduction, purification therapy, follow up practices (uttara karma), marma points and Ayurvedic massage, advanced treatment methods, accumulation of the doṣha’s through the senses, the science of Prāṇa or the life-force and Prāṇa and water.

AYS 5005 Specialized Therapies Subtle Healing Modalities of Ayurveda  –  2  credits

Subtle Healing Modalities of Ayurveda Studies include Aroma therapy, color therapy, gem therapy, mantra and sound therapy and integral healing system; yoga and Ayurvedic Psychology including spiritual principles of Ayurveda, the functions of the mind, the system of yoga, Anatomy and Physiology of the subtle body, the fourteen major Nācis, practical applications, metabolism on the various levels of the mind, intake of positive impressions.

 AYS 5006 Stri Vigyan Ayurvedic Perspective of Gynecology, Obstetrics, and Surgery –  3 credits

Anatomy of female genital organs, case taking, Physiology of menstruation, menstrual disorders, pelvic infection, tumors of the genital tract and ovary; maternal child health care; male and female reproductive organs; human reproduction, fetal physiology, maternal nutrition and diet, management of normal pregnancy; high risk pregnancy, gynecological operations and contraception.

 AYS 6999 Thesis   –  12 credits

Should be directed toward particular Ayurvedic modalities like Nutritional Counseling, Herbology, Ayurvedic Massage, Pañcha Karma, Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy and based upon guided study with an approved tutor.

AYS 7001 Practice Experience – 10 credits                                              

Approximately one month intensive training in India or USA in an Ayurvedic Institution with an Ayurvedic Hospital.

Summary of Requirements for Ayurvedic Programs for Coursework and Thesis Options with HU

AYURVEDIC SCIENCES PROGRAMS HU Master’s Degree (or Advanced Diploma) Program (43 credits)
HU Core courses HUC 5001
HUC 5003
Program Core Courses AYS 5001
AYS 5002
AYS 5003
AYS 5004
AYS 5005
AYS 5006
Practice Experience AYS 7001
Electives Options Course-Work option N/A
Thesis option Thesis (12 credits)