Who can enroll in this program?
Although the Online BA in Ayurveda Wellness and Integrative Health is primarily designed with transfer students in mind, the program is also open to students who have never attended college. Students entering with at least 62 credits can graduate through our BA in Ayurveda Wellness and Integrative Health on its own. Students with fewer than 62 college credits (even zero credits) are welcome to enroll as well, but in order to graduate with an online BA from MUM they will need to enroll simultaneously in our Online BA in Liberal Arts
to pick up additional coursework.
What can I do with a degree in Ayurveda Wellness and Integrative Health?
This program offers both an accredited degree in Ayurveda and also a certification — recognized by both NAMA and Health Freedom States — to act as an Ayurveda Wellness Consultant. This will allow you to practice freely in the 10 existing Health Freedom States
, and under the auspices of a licensed health care practitioner in the remaining states. This program also equips you with the knowledge of how to conduct a business in consulting and health education. One can practice freely as a health coach in any state. The legal boundaries and considerations of teaching Ayurveda are discussed in our courses.
Is this a full-time or part-time program?
The BAAW program, on its own, is available half-time only. However, students will have the opportunity to enroll in other online courses at the same time to increase their coursework load, through our Online BA in Liberal Arts (BALA)
How many hours can I expect to spend on this program?
You should plan to spend 8-12 hours per week for a 4-credit eight week course. If you are taking 2 courses during an eight week period, you should plan to spend 12-20 hours per week of reading, creating assignments and discussion forum posts, and studying course materials.
The time it takes to complete an online course successfully depends on your willingness to stick to a regular schedule and learn to study effectively more than on any other factor.
I have most of my general education requirements from another university. What else will I need in order to graduate with this degree?
MUM will accept many of your general education credits, including any college level mathematics course, writing courses with a “B” grade or better, and health-related fitness courses. There will be additional general education courses that are unique to the University, introducing its distinctive Consciousness-Based perspective, including The Science and Technology of Consciousness, Physics and Consciousness, Physiology is Consciousness, and Higher States of Consciousness. In addition to general education requirements, you will need to amass a total of 128 credits in order to graduate, including the general education credits, the BAAW degree requirements, and any elective credit you may take.
How long will it take me to complete the program if I have over 90 transfer credits?
The program schedule is fixed over the course of 3 years (half-time). Therefore it will take a minimum of 3 years to graduate.
What exactly are the entrance requirements for this program?
After reviewing your other online program, the Bachelors in Liberal Arts, I would definitely be interested in taking some or many of those courses also.
Students will be able to enroll in any of the BALA courses side by side with our BAAW courses at anytime. Some of our students will opt to be full time online students and enroll in our BAAW program and take BALA courses simultaneously for the duration of their time as an online student. Such students would graduate with a BAAW degree, and depending on how many key courses from the BALA program they’ve taken, they could also attain a minor in Liberal Arts.
I see there are some anatomy and physiology courses (3 of them). I’ve already taken college-level anatomy and physiology–can I have those courses waived?
If you have passed college level Anatomy & Physiology courses within the past 5 years with a grade B- or higher, then you can have them waived. Our third Anatomy & Physiology course however, Modern Health, cannot be waived since it’s unique to our program.
I already have a license in some form of healthcare–what will this program do for me?
We have had many doctors, chiropractors, yoga therapists, massage therapists, osteopathic doctors and others take our programs here at MUM. If you already have a license, you will be able to integrate what you learn from this course into your practice.
How do you make the online learning experience effective and fulfilling?
We accomplish this by using an online learning platform that students find highly engaging. The program also features extensive collaboration between students, and one-on-one interaction between our faculty and each student.
Further, students in this program will study on the MUM campus during the two required clinical intensive training courses. This gives students the opportunity to practice conducting Ayurveda consultations under the guidance of faculty, as well as meet their fellow students in person.
Is it required to attend the campus twice for a clinical intensive?
Yes, students are required to have a certain number of “clinical hours” to fulfill both the degree and certification. This experience is enriching for students who have never been in a clinical setting, as well as those who currently have their own practice. Students must complete the first year of our Maharishi AyurVeda courses (2019) before they can attend the clinical intensive, and after that they can choose from either of two available offerings (August or February).