Why choose CCA For Your Ayurvedic Education?


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Dr. Marc Halpern and Mike Wallace at the College for a taping of 60 Minutes

Academic Standards are what we stand for.  Dr. Halpern has been a leading force in developing standards of education the United States and is a co-founder of the National Council on Ayurvedic Education. CCA's program exceeds the guidelines of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association. CCA has the highest academic and clinical standards in the West.


Because of the clarity and focus of CCA's educational process, CCA has graduated the most successful practitioners in the United States and the West. Our curriculum is not only strong in Ayurveda but also in the business and marketing skills that are necessary to be successful in today's world.

Making Medicines

CCA offers the only program in the West where residents and interns have the opportunity to make each and every medicine they prescribe to their patients. Our herbal studies program begins in Level I and grows with each level of study. Students can also participate on our 1 year Herbal Apprenticeship Program.


While most internships only include observing a teacher seeing patients or having students evaluate other students,  the internship program at CCA emphasizes seeing real patients either in our community clinic or through our field internship programs. This gives students the real world experience necessary to be successful.


CCA is the only school in the West to offer an advanced paid residency program in disease management. This is a part of our Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist program.

Cohesive Program

Every facet of CCA's training program is designed to coordinate a student's learning experience. Rather than provide students with seminar teachers who do not coordinate with each other, CCA's teaching staff is a completely integrated unit working together to assure a cohesive learning experience.

Excellence in Teaching Staff

Teachers at CCA are hand-picked by Dr. Halpern for their knowledge, their ability to communicate clearly, and their ability to teach in an organized manner. Many have been teaching for more than a decade.  CCA's teachers are among the most experienced teachers in the country.

Post-Graduate Study in India

Students who graduate our Ayurveda courses have several opportunities to participate in training programs in India. CCA has a relationship with several Ayurvedic doctors and hospitals in India where interns can participate in apprenticeships.