Ayurveda

Certified Practitioner of Ayurveda

Prerequisites:

ANAT   101      Anatomy

PHYS   101      Physiology

PTH     101      Pathology

3 classes, 6 credit hours

CLASS CODE    CLASS TITLE                                       

AYUV   101      Introduction To Ayurveda

AYUV   201      Ayurvedic Fundamental Principles

AUYB   301      Ayurvedic Concepts Of Pathology

AUYV   350      Ayurvedic Diagnostic And Intake Procedures

AUYV   401      Ayurvedic Herbalism And The Materia Medica 1

AUYV   402      Ayurvedic Herbalism And The Materia Medica 2

AUYV   501      Ayurvedic Nutrition And Lifestyle

AUYB   601     Ayurveda Psychology, Yoga, Meditation And Spiritual Balance

AYUV   701      Ayurvedic Practice Today

9 classes, 18 credit hours

 

Bachelors Degree in Ayurveda

Prerequisites:

ANAT   101      Anatomy

PHYS   101      Physiology

PTH     101      Pathology

HH       101      Holistic Health and Hygiene

PTH     201      Human Pathology and Immunology

GYN     101      Gynecology and Obstetrics

ME       101      Medical Ethics and Medical Jurisprudence

7 classes, 14 credit hours

CLASS CODE    CLASS TITLE                                       

AYUV   101      Introduction To Ayurveda

AYUV   201      Ayurvedic Fundamental Principles

AUYB   301      Ayurvedic Concepts Of Pathology

AUYV   350      Ayurvedic Diagnostic And Intake Procedures

AUYV   401      Ayurvedic Herbalism And The Materia Medica 1

AUYV   402      Ayurvedic Herbalism And The Materia Medica 2

AUYV   501      Ayurvedic Nutrition And Lifestyle

AUYB   601      Ayurveda Psychology, Yoga, Meditation And Spiritual Balance

AYUV   701      Ayurvedic Practice Today

9 classes, 18 credit hours

One year of supervised clinical study

 

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS:

AYUV      101      Introduction To Ayurveda

Students learn the history and evolution of Ayurveda from ancient Sanskrit texts and traditional and contemporary practice in India to the spread of Ayurveda throughout Europe and the United States. Fundamental concepts and principles of Ayurveda are reviewed, including doshic theory and a description of the three doshas, the seven dhatus, and the pancha mahabhutas or five elements. Students explore the Ayurvedic view of health and mind-body interaction, and are shown how the holistic vision of Vedic philosophy gives shape and meaning to the practice. Finally, students gain familiarity with the most common Ayurvedic medicinal practices from diet to herbal medicines and discover why Ayurveda is known as “The science of life.”

AYUV      201      Ayurvedic Fundamental Principles

Students explore the doshas in detail and examine sub-types within each category, learn about gunas, agni, and other primary concepts of Ayurveda, and gain an integrated understanding of Ayurvedic philosophy regarding health and wellness through an exploration of each significant principle. Students discover how core Ayurvedic concepts for understanding a person’s essential nature are used to arrive at the best methods for enhancing wellness and overall health.

AUYV      301      Ayurvedic Concepts of Pathology

The Ayurvedic view of health and causation of disease and imbalance is reviewed, followed by a detailed analysis of illnesses affecting the respiratory, circulatory, and digestive systems and bodily organs. Students learn the Ayurvedic understanding of symptoms and disease and explore the movement of disease through the body.

AUYV      350      Ayurvedic Diagnostic and Intake Procedures

Pulse, tongue, abdominal examination and methods of palpation and waste product analysis are among the primary diagnostic techniques reviewed in this class. Students learn procedures to ensure successful client intake and questioning, and observational and deep listening skills essential to Ayurvedic diagnostics are thoroughly discussed. Case studies showing each step in the intake and examination process are thoroughly reviewed, and students also learn how to explain Ayurvedic methods and diagnostic concepts to clients without a background in Ayurvedic medicine.

AUYV      401      Ayurvedic Herbalism and the Materia Medica 1

The Ayurvedic Materia Medica is explored in depth as students learn the repertory of herbs available to Ayurvedic practitioners, theories of combining herbs, and how various herbs relate to each client’s overall Prakriti and the specific issue being treated.

AUYV      402      Ayurvedic Herbalism and the Materia Medica 2

Students continue their study of Ayurvedic herbs and combinations, learn safe sources for obtaining Ayurvedic medicines, review principles of pharmacology as they relate to Ayurveda and learn contraindications, interactions, and the keys to successful prescription and follow up care.

AUYV      501       Ayurvedic Nutrition And Lifestyle

Students learn principles of Ayurvedic diet and the way foods are used to bring balance when a person is in a state of Vikriti. The six tastes, and the six major food qualities are explained in detail, then students review case studies to explore how Ayurvedic nutritional principles are applied and learn key diagnostic elements for prescribing the proper diet. Lifestyle issues are essential elements of Ayurvedic healing, and methods of exercise, beneficial sleeping and eating habits, deep breathing, self-massage techniques, and cleansing diets are all examined in detail.

AUYB      601      Ayurveda Psychology, Yoga, Meditation and Spiritual Balance

Students learn that Ayurveda is an integrated, multifaceted approach to health. In additional to its vast herbal repository of healing tools, yoga is used as an ayurvedic practice in conjunction with forms of meditation. Ayurvedic psychology is a holistic practice that uses spiritual discipline and in-depth analysis to get to the root of emotional and psychological distress. Students learn that the view of body and mind as one means that physical practice, spiritual practice, music, massage, and meditation work together to bring about and maintain bodily and mental health.

AYUV      701      Ayurvedic Practice Today

Ayurveda’s time-honored wisdom has long been an integral part of Eastern holistic traditions, and now it is emerging as a powerful healing energy throughout the West. From integrative medical clinics using Ayurveda as part of Complementary and Alternative medicine to institutes devoted to Ayurvedic healing and numerous individual practitioners, the healing gifts of Ayurveda are increasingly widespread. The legal issues, business challenges and opportunities, ethics, and logistics of starting a private practice are explored along with the benefits and limitations of working in a clinical setting. Students review real-world applications and examples of Ayurvedic practice, and specialized options such as being an Ayurvedic herbalist are also explored in great detail.