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 for C-AP 2020 Cohort

Sept 10-19, 2018
Intro to Disease Management Module

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

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

Jan 4-6, 2019
Course TBD

Feb 8-10, 2019
AY 306- Disease Management: Cardiovascular

Mar 8-10, 2019
AY 500- History and Philosophy of Āyurvedic Medicine / Classical Texts

Apr 5-7, 2019
AY 309- Disease Management: Genito-Urinary and Men's Health

May 3-5, 2019
AY 310- Disease Management: Women's Health and Pediatrics

May 31-Jun 2, 2019
AY 430- Mother and Child: Pre / Post-Partum Care and Pediatrics

Jul 12-14, 2019
AY 314- Āyurvedic Therapies 2

Sept 6-8, 2019
AY 405- Internship 2 and Practicum

Oct 4-6, 2019
AY 410- Internship 3 and Practicum

Nov 1-3, 2019
AY 420- Clinical Observation and Discussion

Dec 6-8, 2019
AY 510- Internship 4 and Practicum

Jan 3-5, 2020
AY 525- Internal Medicine, Kayachikitsa, and Advanced Herbology

Feb 7-9, 2020
AY 540- Clinical Case Study Seminar

Mar 6-8, 2020
AY 530- Advanced Āyurvedic Psychology

Apr 3-5, 2020
AY 512- Allopathic Therapeutics, Integration, and Clinical Collaboration 

May 1-3, 2020
AY 535- Āyurvedic Rasayana and Pancha Karma Therapies

June 2020

July 2020

Sept 2020


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