Curriculum summary

Curriculum Summary

Course # Course Name
AY1000 Ayurvedia Basic Principles I
AY1500 Sanskrit
AY1600 Ayurvedia History
AY1700 Ayurvedia Preventive Sciense
AY1800 Ayurvedia Nutrition
AY1100 Ayurvedia Pathology I
AY1200 Ayurvedia Herbology and Pharnaceutics I
AY1300 Ayurvedia Rejuvenation I
AY1400 Ayurvedia Detoxification Methods/Body Work I
AY1900 Introduction to Ayurvedic Healing
AYYOG1 Yoga I
AYCLIN1 Clinic

SCU Ayurvedic program is based on the guidelines of the World Health Organization Benchmarks for training in traditional/complementary and alternative medicine: benchmarks for training in Ayurveda.

During this one year program, students will learn basic principles of Ayurveda, Sanskrit, Ayurvedic History, Ayurvedic preventive science, yoga, Ayurvedic nutrition, Ayurvedic pathology, Ayurvedic herbology and pharmaceutics/home remedies, Ayurvedic detoxification methods and bodywork, Ayurvedic rejuvenation and Introduction to Ayurvedic healing. Students also will receive supervised clerkship at the SCU health center.

Upon completion, students will receive the Ayurvedic Wellness Educator Certificate. Students will be able to practice self-healing, and guide individuals and groups through educational seminars on the traditional principles and practices of the Ayurvedic way of life. Their scope of practice emphasizes ayurveda education on prevention of imbalances and the promotion of wellness on all levels of being, using the life-enhancing modalities and philosophy of Ayurveda. Approaches include appropriate dietary, lifestyle, yoga, meditation, and health- promoting herbal recommendations. Assessment tools used by Ayurvedic Educators enable them to determine the individual’s body constitution, and the balanced and unbalanced states of the doshas (natural energy), agni (digestive fire), dhatus (tissues), and malas (waste products).

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