Ayurveda Certification Courses

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.

The California College of Ayurveda provides the longest running, state-approved college and professional training program for the study of Ayurvedic Medicine in the United States. With over 1,000 graduates, CCA has a proven track record of providing the academic and clinical training necessary to prepare students to go into private practice.

Start your career as an Ayurvedic Health Professional today!

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Ayurvedic Health Counselor Certification

Start With a Solid Foundation in Ayurvedic Theory and Preventative Medicine

A career in Ayurveda begins with certification as an Ayurvedic Health Counselor (AHC). This important program is the foundation of the practice of ayurvedic medicine and provides you with the tools necessary to support clients in preventing disease. This program also provides a solid foundation from which to explore the deeper, clinical applications of Ayurveda.

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Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist

Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist Certification

Continue Your Studies Learning Clinical Theory and Skills

Becoming a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist (CAS) is the next step. This intermediate program includes the study of the classical ayurvedic understanding of disease within each system of the body as well as an overview of the Western understanding. At this level, you will gain extensive knowledge of panchakarma and herbal medicine, including herbal formula design. During your internship, you will design and prepare herbal formulations for specific patients.

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Ayurvedic Doctor Program

The Highest Level of Clinical Training Available

The Ayurvedic Doctor Program (AyD) has been approved by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. During this advanced program, you will be attending classes as well as seeing patients. You’ll come away with a deeper knowledge of Ayurveda and have the ability to integrate aspects of Western medicine into your practice, allowing you to act as a bridge between the two in order to gain the highest level of understanding of a patient’s condition.

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Education Overview with Dr. Marc Halpern

This 35-minute audio recording provides an overview of what education is like at the California College of Ayurveda.

Dr. Halpern gives an introduction and then answers questions from prospective students. Topics include a description of each program and the different formats of study that are available to each student.

Information about internships and supplemental programs is also provided.

Upcoming Ayurveda Certification Courses

Ayurvedic Health Counselor 1 – Fall (Full-Time)

October 13, 2020 – May 6, 2021

Nevada City, United States

This 600-hour, high-level introductory full-time program is the foundation of the practice of ayurvedic medicine. Take this course at our Nevada City campus, or online.

Ayurvedic Health Counselor 2 – Fall (Full-Time)

November 10, 2020 – May 10, 2021

Nevada City, United States

Take your knowledge to the world around you. During this six-month intern program, gain real world experience seeing patients, learning counseling techniques, speaking publicly, and educating your community.

Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist 1 – Fall (Full-Time)

December 8, 2020 – July 29, 2021

Nevada City, United States

This intermediate 700-hour program includes the study of the classical Ayurvedic & Western understanding of disease, Panchakarma, herbal medicine & formula design.

Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist 1 – Winter (Weekend)

February 13, 2021 – March 18, 2022

Nevada City, United States

Intermediate 700-hour program includes study of Ayurvedic & Western understanding of disease, Panchakarma, herbal medicine & formula design. Learn in-person or via Distance Learning.

Ayurvedic Health Counselor 1 – Winter (Weekend)

February 27, 2021 – January 21, 2022

Nevada City, United States

This 600-hour, high-level introductory weekend program is the foundation of the practice of ayurvedic medicine. Take this course at our Nevada City campus, or online via Distance Learning.

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2020 Academic Catalog

Request our 2020 Academic Catalog to get all the details about courses and enrollment.

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Teacher Training Certification Programs

Additional Certificate Courses in Ayurveda

The California College of Ayurveda also offers Teacher Training Certifications via these short-term courses: