Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana (S-VYASA) aims to integrate the best of both worlds, the East and the West. It does so by providing its students with a holistic approach to the health care system.
The Institute aspires to integrate ancient systems of medicine with modern inventions in the field. This is achieved through evidence-based research.
If you want to live and breathe yoga and make it an integral part of your life, S-VYASA is the perfect place to be.
Let us go through some of the objectives that S-VYASA adheres to, in order to better align your interests.
- Effective treatment of diseases in a holistic manner.
- Prevent ailments by promoting positive health.
- Use a combination of modern technology and ancient insights to update diagnostic tools.
- Using long-term rehabilitation to achieve normalization.
- Train healthcare professionals and paramedics through holistic vision and enable them with clinical knowledge and skills.
- Promote the amalgamation of ancient sciences of healing with modern medicine.
Let us take a close look at the different courses that S-VYASA provides under the division of Yoga and Life Sciences.
1. Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Yoga Therapy:
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Yoga Therapy is a 3-year full time course. It is semester-based and the entire course is conducted in 6 semesters.
To get admission into B.Sc in Yoga Therapy, candidates must meet the following eligibility criteria:
- They should have passed 10+2 or equivalent in any discipline with minimum aggregate marks of 50%. The candidate should have undertaken the Yoga Instructor's Course (YIC) and should have basic knowledge of the English language.
- Candidates belonging to the SC/ ST/ Group I categories need to have secured at least 40% marks in their 10+2 or equivalent examination.
The table below lists some subjects that a candidate will learn about while pursuing this course.
|Vedic Sciences and Practices||Vedic Cosmology|
|Advanced Yoga Techniques||Environmental Studies|
|Constitution of India||Patanjali Yoga Sutras|
|Science and Consciousness||Cultural History of India|
2. Master of Science (M.Sc) in Yoga Therapy:
Master of Science (M.Sc) in Yoga Therapy at S-VYASA University is a 2-year full time postgraduate program. The entire course is divided into 4 semesters.
The eligibility criteria for the course are as follows:
- Candidates must have completed their Yoga Instructor's Course (YIC) from S-VYASA University.
- They must have completed their graduation in any field with minimum aggregate marks of 50% (the requirement is 45% for SC/ ST categories).
- They should qualify in the entrance examination, whose syllabus is completely based on that of the Yoga Instructor's Course (YIC).
The table below lists some of the subjects that this course covers.
|Yoga Philosophy||Integrative Medicine Model|
|Anatomy||Patanjali Yoga Sutra|
|Evidence-Based Yoga Therapy||Yogic Counselling|
|Nutrition and Dietetics||Physiology|
3. Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT):
The Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT) is a new course that has been introduced under the Yoga and Life Sciences division. It is a full-time 4-year course along with a 6-month long internship.
To be eligible for this course, a candidate must have passed their 10+2 or equivalent examination in the science stream with 50% marks in aggregate.
This particular course comes with several state-of-the-art facilities such as the following:
- Hostel and canteen within the campus.
- A fully equipped laboratory.
- More than 600 beds for the In-patient Department (IPD).
- Qualified and experienced teachers who make the learning experience worthwhile.
- The course is conducted in association with the Naturopathy, Yoga, and Ayurveda hospital.
After completion of the course, students can find job opportunities as listed below:
- They can work as clinical physiotherapists in hospitals, healthcare centres, and NGOs.
- Corporate Physiotherapists at Multi-National Companies.
- Physiotherapy instructors in modern gymnasiums.
- Entrepreneurs in rehabilitation centres and health organizations.
4. Master of Physiotherapy (MPT):
Master of Physiotherapy (MPT) is also a new course provided by S-VYASA University under the Yoga and Life Sciences division. This course is a 2-year full-time postgraduate program.
To be eligible for the course, students need to have completed Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT) with 50% marks in aggregate.
While pursuing Masters in Physiotherapy at S-VYASA University, students can access the following facilities:
- The Electrotherapy Department
- The Exercise-Therapy Department
- The Anatomy and Physiology Lab
- The Computer Lab with High-Speed Internet
In terms of placements, after the completion of the course, students can find the following job opportunities:
- Clinical Researcher conducting research in projects funded by the Government of India and foreign organizations.
- Academician in universities and colleges.
- Physiotherapist in old-age residential homes.
- Physiotherapist in special schools for physically-challenged children.
5. Bachelor's in Integrated Occupational Therapy and Yoga (BIOT):
S-VYASA University offers a 4-year full-time Bachelor's in Integrated Occupational Therapy and Yoga (BIOT). It is semester-based and the course curriculum is covered both on-campus and online.
To be eligible for admission to this course, a student must meet the following eligibility criteria:
- They should be 18 years of age at the time of admission.
- They should have passed their 10+2 or equivalent examination with minimum aggregate marks of 50%.
- It is essential to have basic knowledge of computers while knowledge about Yoga is preferable.
Upon completion of the course, candidates get the opportunity to work as Occupational Therapists in hospitals, nursing homes and rehabilitation centres.
6. Master's in Occupational Therapy (MOT):
Master's in Occupational Therapy (MOT) at S-VYASA University is a 2-year full-time postgraduate program that aims to build future leaders in the healthcare industry.
Students pursue this course to know more about serving the emotional, physical, and mental health of the community.
In order to pursue a Master's in Occupational Therapy (MOT) from S-VYASA University, the candidate must have passed their Bachelor's in Occupational Therapy (BOT) with minimum aggregate marks of 50%.
7. Bachelor of Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences (BNYS):
Bachelor of Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences at S-VYASA University is a full-time undergraduate course. The course duration is four and a half years, followed by a compulsory rotatory internship of one year.
The course curriculum is designed to provide students with knowledge of modern medical systems coupled with the traditional science of healing through Naturopathy and Yoga.
To be eligible for the course, the candidates must have passed their 10+2 or equivalent examination, in the science stream, with minimum aggregate marks of 50%.
Certain plus points that give S-VYASA University a competitive edge include:
- The institute is accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with an "A" Grade
- Students get an opportunity to visit centres like Devraj URS Medical College, NIMHANS, Narayana Health, HCG Cancer Hospital or CFTRI Mysore during their internship.
- The Unique 250 bedded Integrative Medicine Teaching Hospital, Arogyadhama provides students with exceptional clinical experience.
- Digital libraries and research laboratories are easily accessible.
Besides teaching the theory, the course also ensures that students receive hands-on training to become adept at handling modern-day lifestyle disorders.
One can expect the following subjects to be taught as part of the course.
|Chromo Therapy and Magneto Therapy||Anatomy and Physiology|
|Microbiology||Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation|
|Diagnostic Medicines in Naturopathy||Nutrition and Medicinal Herbs|
|Forensic Medicine & Toxicology||Acupuncture & Acupressure|
8. Post Graduate Diploma in Yoga Therapy:
Post Graduate Diploma in Yoga Therapy at S-VYASA University is a year-long course that is divided into 2 semesters.
Candidates willing to pursue this course must have completed the Yoga Instructor's Course (YIC) from S-VYASA University. They must have completed their graduation from any field and secured minimum aggregate marks of 50% (45% for SC/ ST categories).
Subjects taught in this course include the following:
|Yoga Philosophy ||Hatha Yoga Pradipika|
|Anatomy and Physiology ||Patanjali Yoga Sutras|
|Yoga Therapy for Common Ailments ||Yoga Practice for Emotion Culture|
9. Post Graduate Diploma in Yoga Therapy for Doctors:
This course is designed to guide Doctors of Modern Medicine, Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani, Naturopathy & Homeopathy to select the correct type of yoga practices depending on the patient's condition.
The course duration is 1 year and it is divided into 2 semesters. 3-months field training in rural areas is a compulsory part of the course structure.
To pursue this course, candidates must meet the following eligibility criteria:
- They must have completed their Yoga Instructor's Course (YIC) from S-VYASA University.
- The candidate must have secured a minimum of 50% aggregate marks (45% in case of SC/ ST) in Medical Graduation.
- They should have cleared the entrance examination, which is completely based on the YIC syllabus.
10. Doctor of Medicine (MD) Yoga:
The Doctor of Medicine (MD) Yoga course has a minimum duration of 3 years and a maximum duration of 6 years. The curriculum is spread across 6 semesters.
To be eligible for this course, a candidate must have:
- Completed 5 or 5.5 years of Medical program from any stream.
- Must have completed their Yoga Instructor's Course (YIC) from S-VYASA University.
During the course, candidates are required to submit a dissertation. This involves proposing a synopsis for a clinical research project in yoga by the end of the second semester and submission of the dissertation by the end of the fourth semester.
Students also get to work in the University teaching hospital and are posted to other associated hospitals during the course. They need to present a hospital report.
Besides the above-mentioned undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, students at S-VYASA also have the opportunity to take up various skill-oriented courses as listed below.
- Naturopathic Massage
- Natural Way of Living
- Yogic Counselling
- Yoga Way of Total Body Purification
Also Read: Distance Education for Yogic Science
The institute provides a plethora of options for candidates who want to take up a course in Yoga and Life Sciences. Look no further and get applying to start your career in the science of natural healing.