AYURVEDIC MEDICINE PRACTITIONER CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

 

AYURVEDIC MEDICINE PRACTITIONER CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

The Ayurvedic Medicine Certificate Program prepares students for an exciting career in Ayurvedic medicine, with a specialty in Kerala (South Indian) Panchakarma. Ayurveda is the more than a 5,000-year-old indigenous medical system of East India. Ayurveda integrates nutrition, herbal medicine, lifestyle counseling, special cleansing and detoxification procedures, and rejuvenation techniques to treat a person's body, mind, and soul. Graduates of the Certificate Program may practice independently as Ayurvedic Medicine Practitioners under the provisions and conditions of the California Health Freedom Act (see page 2 of the catalog), join the staffs of hospitals offering certain complementary medical treatments, or become licensed as massage therapists and work in exclusive spas and health resorts. AUCM's 660-hour certificate program features an on-site, supervised clinical internship in Ayurvedic Medicine.


 
Format: Evenings-Weekends

 Hours: 660

 Units: 39

 Cost: $8,950

 Payment Plans: Payment plans are available.


 
Prerequisite/Corequisite Courses

 WS 025: Anatomy and Physiology I (4 Units)

 WS 030: Anatomy and Physiology II (4 Units)


 
Required Courses

 AY 010: Introduction to Ayurveda (2 Units)

 AY 015: Introduction to Ayurveda Pathophysiology & Diagnosis (4 Units)

 AY 020: Ayurvedic Philosophy & Meditational Yoga (2 Units)

 AY 025: Ayurvedic Marma Points & Acupressure (4 Units)

 AY 030: Kerala Panchakarma, Ayurvedic Bodywork and Therapeutic Massage. (4 Units)

 AY 035: North Indian Panchakarma (4 Units)

 AY 040: Ayurvedic Nutrition (2 Units)

 AY 045: Hatha Yoga for Health and Disease (2 Units)

 AY 050: Ayurvedic Herbal Medicine (4 Units)

 AY 055: Ayurvedic Rasayana and Rejuvenation (2 Units)

 AY 065: Ayurvedic Psychology and Lifestyle Counseling (2 Units)

 AY 090: Practice Management and Ethics (2 Units)

 AY 095: Ayurvedic Medicine Practitioner Internship (5 Units)

WS 025: ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I (4 UNITS)

Course No: WS 025

Department: Western Basic & Clinical Sciences

Units: 4

   

Description: This course provides students with a study of human anatomy and physiology, including the organization of the body and the skeletal and muscular systems, and the anatomy and physiology of the lymphatic, immune, cardiovascular, respiratory, and digestive systems.

WS 030: ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II (4 UNITS)

Course No: WS 030

Department: Western Basic & Clinical Sciences

Units: 4

   

Description: This course provides a study of the anatomy and physiology of the human urinary, reproductive, nervous, and endocrine systems and a discussion of fluid and electrolyte balance, genetics, and growth and development.

AY 010: INTRODUCTION TO AYURVEDA (2 UNITS)

Course No: AY 010

 Department: Ayurvedic Medicine

 Units: 2

   

 Description: This course introduces students to Ayurveda (India's 5,000-year-old medical tradition), its aims and objectives, methods of examining patients, and diagnostic and treatment methods. Students will gain a solid foundation of basic Ayurvedic principles with an appreciation of the art and science of Ayurvedic medicine.

AY 015: INTRODUCTION TO AYURVEDA PATHOPHYSIOLOGY & DIAGNOSIS (4 UNITS)

Course No: AY 015

Department: Ayurvedic Medicine

Units: 4

   

Description: This course examines disease process in Ayurvedic medicine, including the causes of disease, stages of manifestation disease pathways, classification of diseases, prognoses, and changes in the doshas and tissues in disease processes. Students will learn diagnostic methods of Ayurveda and the process of performing constitutional analysis, pulse diagnosis and urine analysis.

AY 020: AYURVEDIC PHILOSOPHY & MEDITATIONAL YOGA (2 UNITS)


Course No: AY 020

 Department: Ayurvedic Medicine

 Units: 2

   

 Description: This course explores the philosophical and spiritual foundations of Ayurvedic medicine. Students will investigate its roots in the Atharva Veda, one of the four ancient sacred canons of Hindu philosophy, which provides treatments for benefitting health and alleviating disease. Students will examine Ayurvedic cosmology and philosophy as embodied in Sankhya, one of the six classical schools od East Indian philosophy. The ancient art of meditational yoga, integral to the development of a healthy lifestyle and to the fulfillment of life's purpose according to Ayurveda, will also be introduced.

AY 025: AYURVEDIC MARMA POINTS & ACUPRESSURE (4 UNITS)

Course No: AY 025

 Department: Ayurvedic Medicine

 Units: 4

   

 Description: This course introduces students to Ayurvedic Marma points, which are comparable to acupoints in Chinese medicine. Students will learn locations and uses of various marmas, marma point locations and indications, and Ayurvedic techniques for stimulating them. The course also presents a comprehensive study of the basic principles of Ayurvedic acupressure massage and its uses in health and disease.

AY 030: KERALA PANCHAKARMA, AYURVEDIC BODYWORK AND THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE. (4 UNITS)

Course No: AY 030

Department:Ayurvedic Medicine

Units: 4

Description: This course presents various Ayurvedic bodywork techniques with special emphasis upon the uses of oleation and herbal poultices in South Indian Malabar cleansing and detoxication therapies. Basic therapeutic massage techniques required for massage licensure will also be explored and practiced.

AY 035: NORTH INDIAN PANCHAKARMA (4 UNITS)

Course No: AY 035

 Department: Ayurvedic Medicine

 Units: 4

   

 Description: This course provides a study of the five Ayurvedic purification therapies known as Panchakarma.

AY 040: AYURVEDIC NUTRITION (2 UNITS)

Course No: AY 040

 Department: Ayurvedic Medicine

 Units: 2

   

 Description: This course provides a comprehensive study of the principles of Ayurvedic nutrition and the use of diet and nutritional programs in health and disease. Students will learn various Ayurvedic nutritional programs appropriate to the various doshas and various diagnoses.

AY 045: HATHA YOGA FOR HEALTH AND DISEASE (2 UNITS)

Course No: AY 045

Department: Ayurvedic Medicine

Units: 2

   

Description: This course teaches the practice of Hatha Yoga and its benefits in health and disease. Students will be required to perform postures in at least one major approach to Hatha Yoga.

AY 050: AYURVEDIC HERBAL MEDICINE (4 UNITS)

Course No: AY 050

Department: Ayurvedic Medicine

Units: 4

  

Description: In this course, students will learn about herbs as they are used in Ayurvedic medicine. Students will study Ayurvedic herbal philosophy and practices, acquiring a beginning knowledge of major Ayurvedic herbs and how they are used to benefit physical, psychological, and spiritual health and ameliorate disease.

AY 055: AYURVEDIC RASAYANA AND REJUVENATION (2 UNITS)

Course No: AY 055

Department: Ayurvedic Medicine

Units: 2

   

Description: This course provides an introduction to the special rejuvenation procedures called Rasayana. Students will learn strategies for using Rasayana with nutritional support, herbal formulas, and rejuvenating daily routines, to work toward the goals of delaying or reversing aging and preventing disease.

AY 065: AYURVEDIC PSYCHOLOGY AND LIFESTYLE COUNSELING (2 UNITS)

Course No: AY 065

Department: Ayurvedic Medicine

Units: 2

   

Description: This course introduces students to Ayurvedic recommendations for cleansing the body, developing healthy lifestyles, adjusting to natural forces, and using the senses, the mind, and the self in an appropriate way. Students also will learn about the energetics of consciousness, Ayurvedic therapies for the mind, and spiritual techniques used in Ayurveda.

AY 090: PRACTICE MANAGEMENT AND ETHICS (2 UNITS)

Course No: AY 090

Department: Ayurvedic Medicine

Units: 2

   

Description: This course covers professional ethics and business aspects relevant to an Ayurvedic Medicine Practitioner practice. Students will learn how to develop referral sources, maintain and release records, communicate with clients, build public relations, and manage finances.

AY 095: AYURVEDIC MEDICINE PRACTITIONER INTERNSHIP (5 UNITS)

Course No: AY 095

Department: Ayurvedic Medicine

Units: 5

   

Description: This internship provides students with an opportunity to practice Ayurvedic medicine diagnostic methods and treatments learned in the classroom in a supervised clinical setting. Students are required to complete 150 hours of Ayurvedic internship, in which they complete at least 90 different treatments with at least 20 different patients.

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