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Undergraduate Programs in Physiology and Health

The Department of Physiology and Health offers three tracks of the BS in Physiology and Health:

  • Pre-Integrative Medicine track
  • Pre-Medical Courses track
  • Maharishi AyurVedaSM Wellness Consultant track

Maharishi University of Management is the only university in America offering Maharishi AyurVeda, the prevention-oriented Consciousness-BasedSM health care system introduced by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. This exceptionally effective natural system of health care, as research shows, significantly lowers sickness rates and relieves many chronic diseases.

As part of this discipline of health, students study how the human physiology is an expression of the deepest intelligence of nature, and how to enliven nature’s intelligence, the inner intelligence of the body, through the simple Transcendental Meditation® technique.

Students will also study how to measure the level of balance or imbalance in the physiology through the technique of pulse reading. Pulse is the most effective means of gauging the degree of balance and the degree of enlivenment of the inner intelligence.

Students also learn and practice means to maintain or restore balance through diet, herbs, daily and seasonal routine, exercise, and traditional purification techniques from the ancient Vedic tradition.

The foundational part of this program contains five specially developed courses:

  • Self-Pulse Reading: Measuring the impulses of the body’s intelligence and restoring balance in the physiology through the touch of three fingertips (PH 260)
  • Diet, Digestion, and Nutrition: Imbibing intelligence from food and the environment (PH 262)
  • Maharishi YogaSM Asanas: Vedic exercise to enliven mind-body coordination to support pure awareness, the state of yoga (PH 263)
  • Maharishi AyurVeda Wellness Consultant Training: Learning how to guide clients to wellness and health (PH 350)
  • Maharishi AyurVeda Wellness Consultant Practicum: Practicing how to guide clients to wellness and health (PH 351)

The Bachelor’s Degree in Physiology and Health aims to prepare students to care for their own health through regular practice of Maharishi’s Transcendental Meditation program, ideal daily and seasonal routine, balanced diet and lifestyle choices, and mutually enriching social behavior. This degree program further aims to build a strong scientific understanding of health from the modern and Vedic perspectives.

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