Study PREP

Prepare to study professional Ayurveda with the best tools and resources for Western students.
Ayurveda  |  Classical literature  |  Healthcare  |  Human Anatomy and Physiology  |  Learning Optimization  |  Sanskrit  |  Western sciences 
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Classical Literature
Classical Ayurvedic literature is the standard for training in Ayurvedic Medical studies in India today. These comprehensive texts provide depth of knowledge and practical application. The SA Program trains students on how to navigate, read and analyze classical literature throughout the 11-month program. 
References and Resources
Charaka Samhita
Free
https://www.carakasamhitaonline.com/
 
Healthcare
Successful students of Ayurveda are excellent communicators within the broad field of healthcare. Prepare for clinical practice with medical terminology.
Recommended Preparation
Beginner Level
EdX
Medical Terminology
Free and Paid
https://www.edx.org/course/medical-terminology
 
Human Anatomy and Physiology
Deep understanding of Ayurveda requires strong, working knowledge of Human Anatomy and Physiology from Western science.
AYU Academy does not require a certificate for A&P for the SA Program. These topics are included throughout the SA Program with the expectation that students have working knowledge.
Recommended Minimum: Human Anatomy and Physiology, College Level
Beginner Level
University of Michigan
Anatomy Specialization
Free and Paid
https://www.coursera.org/specializations/anatomy
 
Khan Academy
Unit: Human anatomy and physiology
Free and Paid
https://www.khanacademy.org/science/health-and-medicine/human-anatomy-and-physiology
Carnegie Mellon University
Anatomy & Physiology I & II
Course fee: $25
https://oli.cmu.edu/courses/anatomy-physiology-i-ii/
REGISTRATION KEY: AYU-AP
Intermediate Level
EdX
Human Anatomy Courses
Free and Paid
https://www.edx.org/learn/human-anatomy
Additional Resources
Access high-quality instruction online with many free resources.
The Noted Anatomist
https://www.youtube.com/c/TheNotedAnatomist
MEDCRAM

https://www.youtube.com/user/MEDCRAMvideos
 

HUBERMAN LABS

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2D2CMWXMOVWx7giW1n3LIg

 

Khan Academy Medicine
https://www.youtube.com/user/khanacademymedicine

The human digestive system
https://youtu.be/X3TAROotFfM

 
Learning Optimization
Learn how to learn effectively and efficiently. Many of the strategies included here have been part of traditional, Ayurvedic training for centuries. They are now understood through neuroscience research and explained in precise detail.
Recommended Preparation
Talks at Google: Barbara Oakley
Learning How to Learn
Huberman Labs
Optimize Your Learning & Creativity with Science-based Tools | Huberman Lab Podcast #8
 
Sanskrit
Sanskrit is the language of Ayurveda. Utilize free resources online to learn about the language. Complete AYU Academy's Sanskrit Workshop Series for clear, concise preparation to study professional Ayurveda.
Recommended Preparation
The Sounds of Sanskrit: Its Alphabet
IIT Kharagpur
Introduction to the devanāgarī script: combining consonants
IIT Kharagpur
Vowel Sandhis
Academy of Indian Philosophy
Advanced Preparation
Watch This Before You Start Learning Sanskrit!
The Sanskrit Channel