Most Respected Ayurvedic School In The West
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The California College of Ayurveda (CCA) offers the most comprehensive online training in the field of Ayurvedic Medicine in the United States.
As the first and longest-running state-approved Ayurvedic educational program in the United States, CCA is the premier destination for individuals seeking to make a difference in the world through a career in restoring the natural balance of body, mind and spirit with the wisdom of Ayurveda.
In addition to providing students with online training in the fundamental principles and practices of Ayurveda, our students study disease management and receive the clinical and business training necessary to become successful in practice.
In order to achieve these goals, we offer two online opportunities for you to study from home and earn your professional certification.
Live Streaming Classrooms: Our live classroom is streamed right into you home. You will participate in class just as if you were sitting in the classroom with the other students. You’ll be part of a community of students all learning together, sharing time each week.
Traditional Mentoring: Our mentorship program offers you the greatest flexibility to study at your convenience. You complete your reading, projects, assignments and exams independently. You have the opportunity meet with a Master Teacher (mentor) and a small cohort of students, weekly to ask questions and engage in discussion.
When you are ready to make Ayurveda your life’s work, CCA is here to help you turn your Ayurvedic passion into a successful profession.
Quality Education is the Foundation of Preparation
In addition to providing students with online training in the fundamental principles and practices of Ayurveda, our students study disease management and receive the clinical training necessary to become successful in practice.
Ayurveda Academic Programs
At the California College of Ayurveda, you will receive the most extensive online training available in the United States. Our main curriculum is divided into three streams and all of them begin with PAM:
Principles of Ayurvedic Medicine
Start Your Ayurvedic Education Journey
Principle of Ayurvedic Medicine (PAM) is the foundation course at CCA that allows you to explore the knowledge of Ayurveda before committing to a particular career track. Students receive both theoretical and practical knowledge, learning the principles of Ayurveda while applying them to their own life. They are able to continue their education into one of our four practitioner certification programs.
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Ayurvedic Health Counselor
A Solid Foundation in Ayurvedic Theory & Preventative Medicine
An Ayurvedic Health Counselor (AHC) is a specialist in preventative and lifestyle medicine. This important program is the foundation of the practice of ayurvedic medicine and provides you with the tools necessary to support patients in preventing disease and transforming their life toward harmony and health. This program also provides a solid foundation from which to explore the deeper, clinical applications of Ayurveda.
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Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist
Continue Your Studies Learning Clinical Theory and Skills
Becoming a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist (CAS) is the next step in Ayurvedic practice. This extensive 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, and how to treat existing mild, moderate, or serious diseases.
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Medical Ayurvedic Specialist
The Highest Level of Clinical Training Available
The Medical Ayurvedic Specialist Program (MAS) has been approved by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. During this extraordinary program, you will be attending classes as well as seeing patients. You will come away with a deep 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 a deep understanding of each patient’s condition.More Info »
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“My experience with the CCA has provided me with a solid foundation upon which my Ayurvedic career flourishes, and it 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.
“I have enjoyed my time at CCA so much. I feel I have transformed some of my old habits by learning about their roots, I have connected with a group of like minded and spirited people, and I am loving everything I’m learning! Ayurvedic theory is so simple, but when applied to the myriad imbalances people have, as they manifest differently in everyone, it becomes very complicated. And it all works, if we apply the principles! I am so grateful for my time here, not to mention the fantastic staff who contribute to the smooth running of the school.” ~ S.M.
“The internship was the most important part for me. It was the part that tied theory to practice.” ~ T.W.
“The California College of Ayurveda has shown me a path to healing myself and the world at large. I am excited and forever grateful for all that I have learned and all the places this knowledge will take me.” ~ S.H.
Each of the teachers had knowledge and experience and offered us a unique perspective in the classroom. Their ability to translate the world into the terms of Ayurveda was amazing and has helped me internalize the concepts.” ~ M.G.