Preventative Medicine Internship
The Ayurvedic Health Counselor Part 2 Internship is the best way to learn how to bring your knowledge to the world around you. During this six-month program, you’ll gain real world experience seeing patients, learning counseling techniques, speaking publicly, and educating your community.
Scope of Practice: During this internship, the student is trained for a scope of practice that focuses on preventative medicine, lifestyle transformation, and the promotion of health and wellness. Students will put into practice the theory they studied in the Ayurvedic Health Counselor 1 program. They will evaluate their clients imbalances and make recommendations for lifestyle improvements that serve the clients in preventing disease.
Classes and Curriculum
Students participate in a ten-day intensive prior to the start of internship. This intensive takes place on-site in Nevada City. Additional weekend classes take place throughout the internship program on a monthly basis. These weekend classes can be attended live in-person or live over the internet.
Ten Day Intensive Curriculum
- Diagnostics: During these 2 hands-on diagnostics days, students will solidify their ability to identify the prakruti and vikruti of the patient.
- Community-Based Education Class: During these 4 days, students will learn how to provide a six-week community-based educational program. Community based teaching materials are provided and based on Dr. Halpern’s book: Healing Your Life, Lessons on the Path of Ayurveda.
- Internship Preparation Class: During these 4 days, students will learn how to complete proper documentation when performing consultations and evaluations. Students will also begin to explore how to set up a counseling practice.
Each module consists of two days of classes.
- Module 1: Teaching Diet, Healthy Eating Guidelines, and Food Combining to Patients
- Module 2: Ayurvedic Counseling Skills
- Module 3: Practice Management 1: Writing a business and marketing plan
- Module 4: Teaching Lifestyle and Sensory Therapies to Patients
- Module 5: Case Presentations
- On Site: Students may perform their internship at CCA’s patient clinic.
- Off Site: Students may perform their internship in their own communities through our Field Internship Program.
Patient Visit Requirements
Students are required to complete a minimum of 50 patient visit consultations. Most students exceed the minimum requirements during their six-month program.
November 10, 2020 - May 10, 2021
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Students must also complete a college level course in Western Anatomy & Physiology course either during this program or during AHC1 to get their certification as an Ayurvedic Health Counselor.
Tuition & Hours
Please see our catalog for current tuition and hours.