Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist Part 1 (CAS1)

Clinical Theory and Skills


The Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist Part 1 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. Through in depth studies in each module, students are taken on a clinical journey of understanding how to manage disease. At this level students receive additional extensive knowledge of panchakarma and herbal medicine including extensive herbal formula design. These students will be able to design herbal formulas that are specific to a clients dosha in conjunction with the clients specific state of disease.

Please note that this program is academic only. In order to be qualified to practice as a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist students must also complete Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist 2 (Internship Training). Students who complete CAS Part 1 and CAS Part 2 may enroll in the Ayurvedic Doctor Program (AyD).

Classes and Curriculum

The following modules are completed in the Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist Part 1 program.

  • Module 1: Advanced Herbalism
  • Module 2: Advanced Ayurvedic Pathology
  • 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.

Course Dates

February 13, 2021 - March 18, 2022


Students must first complete the Ayurvedic Health Counselor Part 1 (AHC1) Program and have completed a college-level course in western Anatomy and Physiology. The Anatomy and Physiology course must have been completed within 10 years of beginning this program. This can be accomplished online, through a community college, or through a university program. Transcripts must be submitted for approval.


This program is offered at our Nevada City, California campus and is also broadcast live over the internet for viewing anywhere in the world. This program may also be completed through our Distance Learning Program.


Students may attend this course in the classroom full-time or weekends, live over the internet, or complete the program through distance learning.


Please see the College Catalog for current tuition rates.

Audio Overview of the CAS Part 1 Program

Dr. Halpern discusses the Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist Part 1 program and answers questions about it in this recording of a recent live teleseminar with prospective students.

Related Courses

Ayurvedic Health Counselor Part 1 (AHC1)

Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist Part 2 (CAS2) Internship

Ayurvedic Doctor Program (AyD)

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