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Ayurveda Education | Certification Programs

Start a Career in Ayurvedic Medicine

Ayurvedic medicine is growing throughout the country and the world as more people seek natural solutions for disease prevention and the management of chronic health conditions. For thousands of years, Ayurveda has cultivated a body of knowledge that is desperately needed in today’s society. Where there is harmony, there is health. Where there is disharmony, there is disease. Ayurveda is the path back to harmony. Ayurvedic Health Professionals work with diet, herbs, lifestyle and yoga therapy to maximize the potential of the body to heal itself.

Train to Become a Certified Ayurvedic Health Professional

Start your career as an Ayurvedic Health Professional today!

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Principles of Ayurvedic Medicine

Start Your Career in Ayurvedic Medicine

The Principles of Ayurvedic Medicine (PAM) course is the first course taken by all students at the California College of Ayurveda. It will provide you with a strong foundation of knowledge and the tools necessary to continue building an Ayurvedic career. The course provides both deep theoretical knowledge, and personal, practical guidance, as you adopt Ayurveda into your lifestyle. Students may take this course as a stand-alone or as a bridge to our professional certificate programs. Graduates may integrate their learned knowledge into other trainings they have received.

Ayurvedic Health Counselor Certificate Program

Specialists in Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

An Ayurvedic Health Counselor (AHC) is a specialist in disease prevention and health promotion. Strong counseling skills are the foundation of any Ayurvedic practice. Students are trained for a scope of practice that utilizes the five sensory therapies: diet, aromatherapy, sound, color, and touch.  An Ayurvedic Health Counselor provides guidance to their patients/clients and supports them to adopt a healthy lifestyle.  Graduates are prepared to go into private practice.

Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist Program

Specialists in the Management of Disease

Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist (CAS) not only supports patients to adopt a healthy diet and lifestyle, they are also proficient in the management of disease allowing graduates to work with a wider variety of patients. Students will study the diseases that affect each system of the body from both an Ayurvedic and Western perspective.  This program includes extensive training in herbal medicine. Graduates are prepared to go into private practice.

Medical Ayurvedic Specialist Program

The Highest Level of Clinical Training Available

Medical Ayurvedic Specialist (MAS) is an Ayurvedic Practitioner with the most advanced training. They have the greatest depth of Ayurvedic education in the United States and the strongest background in understanding Western Medicine.  Graduates act as a bridge between both worlds and are best prepared to either go into private practice or integrate into the Western healthcare community. During this program students learn how to interpret laboratory tests and understand modern research while gaining greater experience working with patients.

For MAS Pre-requisites click here

Multiple Learning Options

CCA recognizes that not everyone has the ability to attend our program on-site full time. That’s why we offer a variety of educational formats leading to certification to best suit your needs and learning styles: short courses, weekend programs, distance education and live internet classes. Discover which format will work best for you

What Our Students Say

Dream Come True

I am incredibly grateful and blessed by the teachers and staff at CCA. Their knowledge, wisdom, support and guidance has been life changing and instrumental in my decision to become an Ayurvedic practitioner. Moving to Nevada City to attend CCA and pursue my passion has been a dream come true – thank you!

Shannon Jaycox

Life Changing

Being a student at CCA was completely life changing for me. The education I received changed how I view the world and how I live my life. From the beautiful setting/community in which the college is set, to the wonderful instructors, my experience at CCA was more than I could have ever expected. I chose the college for the comprehensiveness of the program, and was not disappointed. My AHP internship really solidified my knowledge of the material, and I feel well equipped to continue into sharing my knowledge with others.

Brianne LaFriniere

A Solid Foundation

My experience with the CCA has not only provided me with a solid foundation upon which my Ayurvedic career flourishes, but has also catalyzed deep healing and growth on a personal level. I appreciate that the teachers at the CCA are inspiring, and the entire staff committed the success of their students.

B. I.

So Grateful

I am blown away at how much I have learned. I am so grateful for the whole school. I could not have imagined a better education. Moving into the internship I am both nervous and excited. With my whole heart I thank you.

Ryan Strong


Every day in my Ayurvedic practice I am so very grateful and inspired by this wonderfully inclusive science and for the depth of training I received from the California College of Ayurveda. My training has given me the opportunity to see the world in a new way and to help people recreate balance and harmony in their lives.


Wisdom of a Divine Science

The C.A.S. program was the beginning of a transformation of consciousness. CCA offers the wisdom of a divine science to those wishing enrichment and understanding of the new paradigm of health emerging today.


Personal Insight

I chose CCA for two reasons. Their monthly classes allowed me to keep working while learning Ayurveda, and the hands-on training I received in the Pancha Karma Clinic, the Herb Lab, and the many workshops and seminars gave me personal insight into what my future clients will experience as they adopt an Ayurvedic lifestyle.



I was ready for a major change in my life. The study of Ayurveda has turned out to be a profoundly transformative process. I am studying and experiencing healing, joy, and connectedness on amazingly deep levels.


Admissions and Enrollment

The California College of Ayurveda accepts a limited number of students into each of its classroom programs. Applications are accepted throughout the year. Admission is based on the order of applications received from qualified candidates. Students who are applying to distance programs have an opportunity to start on the 1st and 15th of any month.

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