Expanding Your Practice

Level Two Professional Training

Certificate - Āyurvedic Practitioner (C-AP) 

Over 1700 Hours of Academic Excellence and Clinical Supervision

The Certificate - Āyurvedic Practitioner Program significantly builds on the foundational AHC Program. It is an exploration into classical texts, traditional clinical treatments, practices, and formulations, guiding the student to a deeper understanding of the 5,000 year old art and science of Āyurvedic medicine and philosophy.

Experience a full and rich immersion into the “science of life,” with extensive training, clinical experience, and a scope of practice well beyond what is first studied in the Āyurvedic Health Counselor Program.

Students enjoy a rich and stimulating educational environment while receiving in-depth academic instruction in disease management, herbal medicine, mother and child care, geriatric health, rasayana therapies, subtle healing modalities and counseling skills, and an introduction into research and writing. Yoga and Sanskṛit study continue as important aspects of the curriculum. Clinical expertise deepens through intern and externships.

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Goals & Aims

C-AP graduates continue to focus on preventive healthcare and health promotion through diet and lifestyle management with their clients, however the C-AP scope of practice is significantly expanded to include pathophysiology, constitutional assessment, disease management and herbology, well beyond that of the Āyurvedic Health Counselor. As Graduates have had extensive supervised clinical intern and externships during their program, they have the confidence and capacity to fully engage in an independent or joint clinical healthcare practice.

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Graduates may apply for professional membership in NAMA as Āyurvedic Practitioners, and are well prepared to join staff in some hospitals offering complementary or integrative healthcare modalities.

They may work independently as Ayurvedic Practitioners under the California Health Freedom Act, and may join other healthcare establishments, destination health resorts and spas facilities. 


Academic Program Calendar

Jan 6-8, 2017             

AY 304 - Disease Management: Digestive

Feb 3-5, 2017            

AY 306 - Disease Management: Cardiovascular, Ambhu Srotas and Skin

Mar 3-5, 2017            

AY 307 - Disease Management: Respiratory

Apr 7-9, 2017            

AY 309 - Disease Management: Genito-Urinary System and Men’s Health

May 5-7, 2017           

AY 308 - Disease Management: Nervous System

Jun 2-4, 2017             

AY 310 - Disease Management: Women’s Health

Jun 30-Jul 2, 2017      

AY 525 - Internal Medicine; Kayachikitsa, Advanced Herbology

Sep 8-10, 2017          

AY 430 - Nutrition 3: Mother and Child; Pre and Postpartum Care

Oct 6-8, 2017                        

AY 314 - Āyurvedic Therapies 2

Nov 10-12, 2017       

AY 405 - Internship 2

Dec 1-3, 2017                       

AY 410 - Internship 3

Jan - Apr 30, 2018

AY 560 - Clinical Externships

Jan 5-7, 2018

AY 535 - Rasayana & Pancha Karma Therapies

Feb 9-11, 2018

AY 512 - Systems Integration: Complimentary Alternative Medicine 1

Mar 16-18, 2018

AY 510 - Internship 4, Ayurvedic Bodywork Intensive

Apr 27-29, 2018

AY 530 & 540 - Ayurvedic Psychology 2 & Case Presentations

May 25-27, 2018

AY 540 & 550 - Systems Review & Integration, Clinical Case Study Presentations

Jun 15-17, 2018

AY550 - Final Exam, Clinical Observations & Discussion

Jul 13-15, 2018

AY 500 - Classical Texts & Traditional Treatments

Sep 21-23, 2018

AY 502 - Labs & Functional Medicine

Oct 26-28, 2018

AY 560 - Jyotish, Hasta, Vastu 2

Nov 30 - Dec 2, 2018

AY 501 - Counseling, Ethics & Management

Please note: Any of the above dates are subject to change.


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