This program is entirely academic and is the pre-requisite for the College's Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist internship program, with a focus on preventative medicine and clinical ayurvedic medicine. This program is also a pre-requisite for the Ayurvedic Doctor Program.
Classes and Curriculum
Students will study the classical and modern interpretations in the management of each system of the body and related diseases from an Ayurvedic perspective. Students perform projects and work with case studies as part of the learning experience. The program integrates extensive additional study of herbal medicine and practice designing herbal formulations.
Module 1: Clinical Theory 1: This module includes advanced ayurvedic pathology, diagnostic testing and clinical herbalism.
Module 2: Clinical Theory 2: This module continues the study of advanced ayurvedic pathology, diagnostic testing and clinical herbalism.
Module 3: Pancha Karma Theory
Module 4: Diseases and Ayurvedic Management of the Digestive System 1
Module 5: Diseases and Ayurvedic Management of the Digestive System 2
Module 6: Diseases and Ayurvedic Management of the Respiratory System
Module 7: Diseases and Ayurvedic Management of the Urinary System
Module 8: Diseases and Ayurvedic Management of the Cardiovascular System
Module 9: Women's Health and Ayurveda 1: Pregnancy, Delivery, and Introduction to Pediatrics
Module 10: Women's Health and Ayurveda 2: Diseases of the Female Reproductive System
Module 11: Diseases and Ayurvedic Management of the Nervous System
Module 12: Chronic Diseases and the Ayurvedic Management of the Endocrine, Immune, and Musculoskeletal Systems
Module 13: Ayurvedic Dermatology: The management of conditions of the skin.
Module 14: Ayurvedic EENT: The management of the conditions of the ears, eyes, nose and throat. Research paper on an approved ayurvedic topic.
Students must first complete AHC1 and have completed a college-level course in Western Anatomy and Physiology. This course may be completed through CCA, on-line or though a community college.
This program is offered at our Grass Valley/Nevada City (Northern California) location and is also broadcast live over the internet for viewing anywhere in the world. This program may also be completed through Distance Learning (see Ayurveda Online)
This program is available in the classroom, live over the internet and through distance learning.
Please see the college's catalog for current tuition rates.
Students who have completed this program are encouraged to continue into internship Ayurveda internship programs. These programs lead to practitioner certification as either an Ayurvedic Health Counselor or Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist.
Overview of the CAS part 1 program.
Dr. Halpern discusses the CAS part 1 program and answers questions about it.