Apply for the Ayurvedic Practitioner Program

2022 Ayurvedic Practitioner Application

To apply for our upcoming 2022 Ayurvedic Practitioner program, select the appropriate link below and follow the instructions to begin an application. There is a non-refundable Application Fee due prior to submitting your application.

*Graduate application is for AHC 2021 Students Only.

Ayurvedic Practitioner (AP) Training at Mount Madonna

900 Hours of Academic Excellence and Clinical Practicum

*If you have a BA or BS degree, you may apply instead for the Master of Arts in Ayurveda and earn an Ayurvedic Practitioner’s certificate concurrently.

The AP 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 Ayurvedic 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 Ayurvedic 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, rejuvenative therapies, subtle healing modalities and counseling skills and an introduction to research. Yoga and Sanskrit study are integral aspects of the curriculum.

Recognized by the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA), MMI’s Ayurvedic Practitioner Program significantly builds on the foundational Ayurvedic Health Counselor Program.

AP Pre-Requisites:

Successful completion of the Ayurvedic Health Counselor (AHC) program required. If the student completed their AHC elsewhere, they must successfully pass the NAMACB Board Exam or the MMI Final Exam at the AHC level.

6 College Credits of Anatomy and Physiology (2 additional credits above the AHC level)

Goals & Aims

AP graduates continue to focus on preventive healthcare and health promotion through diet and lifestyle management with their clients, however the AP scope of practice is expanded well beyond that of the Ayurvedic Health Counselor to include pathophysiology, disease management and advanced herbology. Graduates will have had extensive supervised clinical practice during the program, giving them the confidence and capacity to fully engage in an independent or joint clinical healthcare practice.

Graduates will qualify for the NAMACB board certification exam. Upon passage qualify for professional membership in NAMA as Ayurvedic Practitioners.

California residents may work independently as Ayurvedic Practitioners under the California Health Freedom Act or join the staff of medical clinics or hospitals offering complementary modalities.