UMLAC is the only university in the Caribbean and Latin American regions offering Maharishi AyurVeda – a comprehensive, prevention-oriented approach to health care based on Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s revival of ancient Ayurvedic knowledge, the traditional system of natural medicine of India. Ayurveda or “Science of Life” is a complete science of natural health care addressing mind, body, and environment.
The goals of the programs offered by the Department of the Physiology and Health are:
The foundational courses of Maharishi AyurVeda prepare students to care for their own health through regular practice of Maharishi’s technologies of consciousness – Transcendental Meditation technique and TM-Sidhi program – ideal daily and seasonal routine, balanced diet and lifestyle choices, and mutually enriching social behavior. More advanced courses provide training and practical experience in how to guide clients towards healthier lifestyle choices helping them to maintain or restore good health. Courses in all degree programs offered by the department further aim to build a strong scientific understanding of health from the modern and Vedic science perspectives.
As part of this discipline of health, students will study how 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 Transcendental Meditation technique and other approaches of Maharishi AyurVeda.
Students will study how to assess the level of balance and imbalance in the mind and physiology through the technique of pulse reading, which is one of the most effective means of gauging the degree of balance and imbalance that simultaneously enlivens the inner intelligence of the body. They will also learn how the proper use of diet, herbal food supplements and essential oils, daily and seasonal routine attuned with the rhythms of nature, regular physical activity, and traditional purification techniques from the ancient tradition of Ayurveda can be used for maintaining or restoring balance in the body.
Each program offers theoretical understanding of the main principles of Maharishi AyurVeda as well as extensive practical experience consulting with clients in a clinical setting. On the graduate level students will probe deeper into the knowledge, focusing on how to treat specific organ systems and health concerns.
The Pre-Integrative Medicine Program
The Pre-Integrative Medicine undergraduate program offers foundational courses in both modern science and Maharishi AyurVeda. It prepares students for medical school and graduate training in other health professions.
Integrative medicine is the practice of modern, conventional medicine integrated with natural, complementary and alternative medical practices.
In our pre-integrative medicine program we offer courses in the following areas of study that are required for most modern (allopathic), naturopathic, osteopathic, and chiropractic medical schools.
Note: MUM general education courses offer necessary writing skills and math proficiency to prepare students to take these courses in the pre-integrative medicine track. Graduating from the pre-integrative medicine track fully prepares students to enter the dual degree MD MS track enabling seamless career path – from BS to MD MS.
Physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician assistant, dental, and other health care training programs have similar entrance requirements. Those who are interested in allopathic or osteopathic medical schools will have the opportunity to prepare for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), which is required by allopathic and osteopathic medical schools.
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The goal of the School of Integrative Medicine is to fulfill the current global need to provide a holistic and scientific system of health care for prevention and cure, for both individual and collective health.
At this Medical School all the main topics of modern medicine and Maharishi Ayurveda are studied in light of their basis in Total Knowledge—the Veda—the inner intelligence of human physiology; and in light of the student’s experience of developing higher states of consciousness.
Maharishi Ayurveda is the ancient and timeless Vedic approach to medicine, which was brought to light in this scientific age for its authentic value of theory and practice by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, in conjunction with the world’s foremost experts in Ayurvedic Medicine and physicians and scientists in modern medicine.