Master of Science in Ayurveda

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The MScA is designed to provide training in the art and science of Ayurveda to currently enrolled NUNM students and licensed medical professionals. It can be integrated within the practice of any medical system. Ayurveda is a perfect complement to our existing core programs in naturopathic and Chinese medicine, and may also be of interest to nutrition and global health students.

The new program will include a strong foundation in Ayurvedic philosophy, classification, pathophysiology, and techniques of assessment, as well as various Ayurvedic treatment modalities including botanicals, nutraceuticals, detoxification/rejuvenation therapeutics, yoga, diet, lifestyle, and counseling. All classes are taught in English and the ancient texts have been translated to accommodate English-speaking students.

The MScA consists of 64 credits, including 12 clinical credit hours, 14 laboratory credit hours, and 38 lecture credit hours. This in-depth level of scholarship and clinical training is unique to NUNM, the only masters in ayurveda program offered by a U.S. regionally accredited university.

Academic classes will be held at NUNM, and required fieldwork and clinical internship training will take place at NUNM health centers and at accredited teaching hospitals in India.

Program Outcomes

Students in the MScA program will be prepared to meet the following program outcomes and competencies:

  1. Practical examination in Ayurvedic assessment and counseling.
  2. Practical examination in Ayurvedic therapeutics and clinical skills.
  3. Written proficiency exam in Ayurvedic theory and application.
  4. Develop an Ayurvedic nutrition and lifestyle plan, menu, and meal for standardized patients.
  5. Develop and teach an Ayurveda class in the context of selected specialization
  6. Develop and present protocol and methodology for systematic and evidence based Ayurvedic research in the context of selected specialization.

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We are not currently accepting applications for this program.