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 to research. Yoga and Sanskṛit study continue as important aspects of the curriculum. Clinical expertise deepens through internships and externships.

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, 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.

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 or join the staff of medical clinics or hospitals offering complementary modalities.

Program Highlights

This program is designed to fit the busy schedule of professionals from all walk of life. Classes are held at Mount Madonna Center one 4-day weekend a month for 12 months that includes supervised clinical internships. A typical weekend starts on Thursday 9.30am and ends on Sunday 5pm.There are 2 to 4 hours of online classes every month (dates to be announced in the class). After the completion of the class work, students are engaged in supervised externships and clinical observations for 4 months.

The C-AP 2020 cohort begins on Jan 3rd, 2019. Classwork ends in Dec 2019. Clinic work begins in Jan 2020 and ends in April 2020.

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Academic Program Calendar for C-AP 2020 Cohort*

(click on the dates to show the courses taught each weekend)

Jan 3-6, 2019

    • AY-CAP-300: Yoga for Health and Disease Management
    • AY-CAP-302: Ayurvedic Foundational Integration
    • AY-CAP-303: Ayurvedic Classical Texts
    • AY-CAP-304: Ayurvedic Herbology 2
    • AY-CAP-408: Professional Practices (Counseling, Ethics, Management)

Feb 7-10, 2019

    • AY-CAP-300: Yoga for Health and Disease Management
    • AY-CAP-302: Ayurvedic Foundational Integration
    • AY-CAP-303: Ayurvedic Classical Texts
    • AY-CAP-304: Ayurvedic Herbology 2
    • AY-CAP-306: Ayurvedic Diagnosis 2

Mar 7-10, 2019

    • AY-CAP-300: Yoga for Health and Disease Management
    • AY-CAP-302: Ayurvedic Foundational Integration
    • 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

Apr 4-7, 2019

    • AY-CAP-300: Yoga for Health and Disease Management
    • AY-CAP-302: Ayurvedic Foundational Integration
    • AY-CAP-307: Disease Management: Digestive System
    • AY-CAP-309: Disease Management: Respiratory System
    • AY-CAP-308: Disease Management: Cardiovascular System

May 2-5, 2019

    • AY-CAP-300: Yoga for Health and Disease Management
    • AY-CAP-302: Ayurvedic Foundational Integration
    • AY-CAP-310: Disease Management: Nervous system
    • AY-CAP-312: Disease Management: Women's Health
    • AY-CAP-314: Advanced Ayurvedic Psychology

May 30-Jun 2, 2019

    • AY-CAP-300: Yoga for Health and Disease Management
    • AY-CAP-302: Ayurvedic Foundational Integration
    • AY-CAP-311: Disease Management: Genito-Urinary System and Men's Health
    • AY-CAP-313: Disease Management: Pre & Post Natal, Pediatrics

July 11-14, 2019

    • AY-CAP-300: Yoga for Health and Disease Management
    • AY-CAP-302: Ayurvedic Foundational Integration
    • AY-CAP-407: Western Interface, Functional Medicine, and Understanding Labs
    • AY-CAP-402: Kayachikitsa and Internal Medicine

Aug 8-11, 2019

    • AY-CAP-300: Yoga for Health and Disease Management
    • AY-CAP-302: Ayurvedic Foundational Integration
    • AY-CAP-409: Advanced Ayurvedic Anatomy & Physiology
    • AY-CAP-401: Introduction to Scientific Research (includes Ayurveda Research Symposium)

Sept 5-8, 2019

    • AY-CAP-300: Yoga for Health and Disease Management
    • AY-CAP-302: Ayurvedic Foundational Integration
    • AY-CAP-406: Subtle Therapies 2: Jyotish, Hasta, and Vastu
    • AY-CAP-404: Ayurvedic Therapies

Oct 3-6, 2019

    • AY-CAP-300: Yoga for Health and Disease Management
    • AY-CAP-302: Ayurvedic Foundational Integration
    • 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

Oct 31-Nov 3, 2019

    • AY-CAP-300: Yoga for Health and Disease Management
    • AY-CAP-302: Ayurvedic Foundational Integration
    • AY-CAP-403: Aging & Advanced Restorative Therapies
    • AY-CAP-412: Systems Review

Dec 5-8, 2019

    • AY-CAP-300: Yoga for Health and Disease Management
    • AY-CAP-302: Ayurvedic Foundational Integration
    • AY-CAP-405: Internship 2
    • AY-CAP-411: Student Clinical Case Studies Presentations

Mar 14, 2020 (Final Exam)

Clinical Work (From Jan 2020 to April 2020. Supervised clinical work that students do on their own time after completing the course work to staisfy the NAMA AP credentialing requirements. After completion of this work, students are eligible to write NAMA AP Board Exam and register as NAMA AP professional member).

    • AY-CAP-413: Externship 2
    • AY-CAP-414: Clinical Observations

Webinars

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

* All dates subject to change.

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