Kenmore, Washington campus
2.25 years, hybrid format (three weekends per quarter onsite, Saturday - Monday, along with online coursework)
The program prepares graduates to enhance their professional health care practices with ayurvedic healing modalities for physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and social health. Graduates can apply the ayurvedic healing framework when considering disease and its management as well as preventive tools.
Bastyr University offers the first accredited Master of Science in Ayurvedic Sciences program in the United States.
Courses in areas such as medical Sanskrit, psychology, yoga, pathology, herbal therapies and nutrition steep students in the rich history, philosophies and therapeutics of ayurveda as they practice observation shifts at various preceptor sites. In their second year, students continue more advanced coursework as they begin clinical rotations at Bastyr Center for Natural Health under the supervision of faculty clinicians. Students also complete externships in modern ayurvedic clinics and hospitals in India.
Bastyr’s ayurveda program is the first accredited degree of its kind in the United States. The program is open to any U.S. citizen or permanent resident with a bachelor's degree, and is particularly well-suited for yoga practitioners, nutritional counselors, licensed massage therapists, health coaches and other health care practitioners who want to offer another means for their patients and clients to achieve physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and social health. All entering students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 to be considered for admission. A grade of C or better is also required in all prerequisite coursework.
Labs are not required for any of the above classes. Required courses not taken within seven years of matriculation into the program are subject to review by the admissions committee.
Bastyr’s ayurvedic curriculum offers students comprehensive didactic and clinical training in a convenient hybrid online/weekend format. The coursework is designed to steep students in the rich history, philosophies and therapeutics of ayurveda as well as provide them with a modern understanding of their clinical applications.
Graduates of the ayurvedic sciences master’s program will have the skills to:
Click here to download the curriculum for students starting in the program in Fall 2017.