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

Apr 6-8, 2018     

AY 203 - Pathophysiology 2

May 4-6, 2018           

AY 202 - Herbology 2

Jun 1-3, 2018            

AY 307 - Disease Management: Digestion

Jul 20-22, 2018 

AY 308 - Disease Management: Nervous System          

Sept 21-23, 2018     

AY 308 - Disease Management: Nervous System

Oct 26-28, 2018

AY 502- Labs & Functional Medicine             

Nov 30-Dec 1, 2018     

AY 501 - Counseling, Ethics & Management

Jan 4-6, 2019

Feb 8-10, 2019

Mar 8-10, 2019

Apr 5-7, 2019

May 3-5, 2019

May 31-Jun 2, 2019

July 12-14, 2019

Sept 6-8, 2019

Oct 4-6, 2019

Nov 1-3, 2019

Dec 6-8, 2019

Jan 3-5, 2020

Feb 7-9, 2020

Mar 6-8, 2020

Apr 2020- TBD

May 2020- TBD

June 2020- TBD

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


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