Ph.D. in Ayurvedic Medicine
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  The Ph.D. degree in Ayurvedic Medicine is a practitioner-scholar program designed for serious students who want to not only practice Ayurveda but contribute new knowledge to the field by completing an original research and/or theoretical dissertation Students receive the same intensive clinical education and training in the practice of Ayurveda as do students in the Ay.D. Program. However, students in the Ph.D. Program take additional coursework in research and statistics and prepare and defend an original dissertation before a doctoral committee composed of at least three faculty members with doctoral degrees.
  The Ph.D. program in Ayurvedic Medicine consists of 138 semester units. This program offers students the opportunity to receive intensive education and clinical training in the practice of Ayurvedic medicine while cultivating their capacities to make scholarly contributions to the field through research.


Prerequisite/Corequisite Courses (may be taken the first year of the program)
 HH 200: Bio-Energetic Medicine and Biophysics (4 Units)
 PSY 105: Theories of Personality (2 Units)
 PSY 110: Abnormal Psychology (2 Units)
 WS 110: General Chemistry (2 Units)
 WS 115: Nutritional Chemistry (or Organic and Biochemistry) (2 Units)
 WS 120: Western Orthodox Medical Terminology (2 Units)
 WS 125: Anatomy and Physiology I (4 Units)
 WS 126: Anatomy and Physiology II (4 Units)


Required Courses
 AY 300: Principles of Ayurvedic Medicine (3 Units)
 AY 305: History and Philosophy of Ayurvedic Medicine (2 Units)
 AY 310: Ayurvedic Anatomy and Physiology (4 Units)
 AY 315: Ayurvedic Pathophysiology (4 Units)
 AY 320: Ayurvedic Diagnosis & Constitutional Analysis (4 Units)
 AY 400: Ayurvedic Psychology and Lifestyle Counseling (2 Units)
 AY 410: Meditational & Hatha Yoga for Health and Disease (3 Units)
 AY 415: Ayurvedic Nutrition (3 Units)
 AY 420: Ayurvedic Marma Points, Massage and Acupressure (4 Units)
 AY 430: Ayurvedic Herbal Medicine I: Individual Herbs (6 Units)
 AY 435: Ayurvedic Herbal Medicine II: Formulas (6 Units)
 AY 440: Ayurvedic Panchakarma (4 Units)
 AY 445: Ayurvedic Rasayana or Rejuvenation Therapy (2 Units)
 AY 450: Ayurvedic Subtle Therapies (1 Units)
 AY 455: Preventive Care in Ayurveda (2 Units)
 AY 500: Externship in Ayurveda (2 Units)
 AY 550: Ayurvedic Classics: Astanga Hridayam (3 Units)
 AY 600: Ayurvedic Internal Medicine I (3 Units)
 AY 605: Ayurvedic Internal Medicine II (3 Units)
 AY 610: Ayur. Surgery & Treatment of Ear, Eye, Nose, Throat Disorders (3 Units)
 AY 615: Pediatric Ayurveda (2 Units)
 AY 700: Doctoral Internship in Ayurveda (30 Units)
 AY 710: Clinical Case Seminar in Ayurveda (4 Units)
 PSY 315: Listening and Counseling Skills for Health Professionals (2 Units)
 RE 610: Principles of Research Design (3 Units)
 RE 615: Basic Statistics (3 Units)
 RE 625: Research Seminar in Complementary & Alternative Medicine (2 Units)
 RE 650: Multivariate Statistics (2 Units)
 RE 790: Dissertation Development (5 Units)
 RE 799: Doctoral Dissertation (7 Units)
 WS 300: Pathology and the Nature of Disease I (4 Units)
 WS 305: Pathology and the Nature of Disease II (4 Units)
 WS 405: Western Physical Assessment & Laboratory Test Analysis (4 Units)
 WS 610: Pharmacology (Allopathic) (2 Units)