Ayurveda Certificate Programs

Ayurveda Certificate Programs

Pursue your calling through Ayurveda. Learn how to heal the body, mind, and spirit by enrolling in an Ayurveda Certification Program at Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCU), a premier educational institution for complementary and alternative medicine in the United States.

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The Mission of SCU Ayurvedic Programs is:

To provide students with a best quality of education in Ayurvedic Medicine, emphasizing preventative and integrative health care.


Ayurvedic Wellness Educator Certificate

Program Length: 12 courses | 1 year | 600 hours

Hybrid Program Structure:
-Classroom: 1 Weekend Per Month
-Virtual Evening Class: 1 Per Week
-Weekly Recorded Lectures
-Clinical Experience in the SCU Health Center

Start Date: May 2017

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Ayurvedic Practitioner Certificate

Requires completion of the Wellness Educator Certificate (600 hours)

Program Length: 10 courses | 1 year | 900 hours

Hybrid Program Structure:
-Classroom: 1 Weekend Per Month
-Virtual Evening Class: 1 Per Week
-Weekly Recorded Lectures
-Weekly Clinical Experience in the SCU Health Center
-Capstone Project

Start Date: May 2017

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What Is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda students working with herbal medicines

Ayurveda is a holistic system of health care and preventive medicine that was developed in India more than 5,000 years ago.

The term “Ayurveda” combines two Sanskrit words: ayur (life) and veda (science or knowledge). Thus, Ayurveda is quite literally “the science of life.” The aim of Ayurvedic medicine is to integrate and balance the whole person: the body, mind and spirit in order to promote wellness and prevent illness. Ayurveda fosters an understanding of an individual’s unique mind-body constitution, or dosha. According to Ayurveda, there are five master elements that make up our world and ourselves:

Space, Air, Fire, Water, and Earth.

Each element carries inherent qualities, such as fire – hot and transformational – or earth – solid and stable. Ayurveda groups these elements into three basic energies or doshas: Vata (Air and Space), Pitta (Fire and Water), and Kapha (Earth and Water). As most individuals are a combination of these doshas, Ayurvedic treatments work to restore balance to our bodies and minds and return us to our true constitutions for optimal health, balance, and happiness.

Ayurvedic science aims at the prevention and management of disease by establishing balance through nutrition, herbal medicines, ayurvedic therapies, pranayama or breathing exercises, yoga, meditation, and daily and seasonal routine. Discover how to help the body heal itself naturally with traditional Indian medicine.

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