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 internships 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 internships 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.

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Academic Program Calendar for C-AP 2020 Cohort*

Nov 2-4, 2018
Optional Elective: Anatomy & Āyurvedic Integration Part 1 (applied towards AY 109 credit requirement)

Dec 7-9, 2018
Optional Elective: Anatomy & Āyurvedic Integration Part 2 (applied towards AY 109 credit requirement)

C-AP20 Cohort Begins

Jan 3-6, 2019

    • AY-CAP-303: Ayurvedic Classical Texts
    • AY-CAP-304: Ayurvedic Herbology 2
    • AY-CAP-408: Professional Practices (Counseling, Ethics, Management)
    • AY-CAP-300: Yoga for Health and Disease Management

Feb 7-10, 2019

    • AY-CAP-303: Ayurvedic Classical Texts
    • AY-CAP-304: Ayurvedic Herbology 2
    • AY-CAP-306: Ayurvedic Diagnosis 2
    • AY-CAP-300: Yoga for Health and Disease Management

Mar 7-10, 2019

    • AY-CAP-305: Ayurvedic Pathophysiology 2
    • AY-CAP-307: Disease Management: Digestive System
    • AY-CAP-309: Disease Management: Respiratory System
    • AY-CAP-308: Disease Management: Cardiovascular System
    • AY-CAP-310: Disease Management: Nervous system
    • AY-CAP-312: Disease Management: Women's Health
    • AY-CAP-300: Yoga for Health and Disease Management

Apr 4-7, 2019

    • AY-CAP-307: Disease Management: Digestive System
    • AY-CAP-309: Disease Management: Respiratory System
    • AY-CAP-308: Disease Management: Cardiovascular System
    • AY-CAP-300: Yoga for Health and Disease Management

May 2-5, 2019

    • AY-CAP-310: Disease Management: Nervous system
    • AY-CAP-312: Disease Management: Women's Health
    • AY-CAP-314: Advanced Ayurvedic Psychology
    • AY-CAP-300: Yoga for Health and Disease Management

May 30-Jun 2, 2019

    • AY-CAP-311: Disease Management: Genito-Urinary System and Men's Health
    • AY-CAP-313: Disease Management: Pre & Post Natal, Pediatrics
    • AY-CAP-300: Yoga for Health and Disease Management

July 11-14

    • AY-CAP-407: Western Interface, Functional Medicine, and Understanding Labs
    • AY-CAP-402: Kayachikitsa and Internal Medicine
    • AY-CAP-300: Yoga for Health and Disease Management

Aug 8-11, 2019

    • AY-CAP-406: Subtle Therapies 2: Jyotish, Hasta, and Vastu
    • AY-CAP-401: Introduction to Scientific Research (includes Ayurveda Research Symposium)
    • AY-CAP-300: Yoga for Health and Disease Management

Sept 5-8, 2019

    • AY-CAP-404: Ayurvedic Therapies
    • AY-CAP-409: Advanced Ayurvedic A&P
    • AY-CAP-300: Yoga for Health and Disease Management

Oct 3-6, 2019

    • AY-CAP-405: Internship 2
    • AY-CAP-303: Ayurvedic Classical Texts
    • AY-CAP-314: Advanced Ayurvedic Psychology
    • AY-CAP-313: Disease Management: Pre & Post Natal, Pediatrics
    • AY-CAP-311: Disease Management: Genito-Urinary System and Men's Health
    • AY-CAP-304: Ayurvedic Herbology 2
    • AY-CAP-300: Yoga for Health and Disease Management

Oct 31- Nov 3, 2019

    • AY-CAP-405: Internship 2
    • AY-CAP-411: Student Clinical Case Studies Presentations
    • AY-CAP-300: Yoga for Health and Disease Management

Dec 5-8, 2019

    • AY-CAP-403: Aging & Advanced Restorative Therapies
    • AY-CAP-412: Systems Review
    • AY-CAP-300: Yoga for Health and Disease Management

Mar 14, 2020 (Final Exam)

Webinars

  • AY-CAP-301: Sanskrit Study (dates to be announced soon)
  • Other webinars from Instructor and Faculty (dates to be announced soon)

* All dates subject to change.

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