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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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Ranked #1 Three Years in a Row:

by universities.com for “Best Colleges with Ayurvedic Medicine/Ayurveda Degrees in the United States” in 2017, 2018, 2019.

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 (Level I)

  • Program Length: 15 courses | 1 year | 720 Hours
  • Hybrid Program Structure: Includes in-class, online (set class time), e-learning, and clinic hours
  • Start Date: September 12, 2020
Ayurvedic Wellness Educator Certificate

Ayurvedic Practitioner Certificate (Level II)

  • Program Length: 14 courses | 1 year
  • Hybrid Program Structure: Includes in-class, online (set class time), e-learning, and clinic hours
  • Start Date: May 1, 2021
Ayurvedic Practitioner Certificate
Learn more about Clinical Internship for Ayurvedic Practitioners

Clinical Internship for Ayurvedic Practitioners

  • Program Length: 60 hours | 15 weeks
  • Prerequisites: Completed Ayurvedic Practitioner Program
  • Who will be eligible to take this program? This Program is offered to all SCU Ayurvedic Practitioner Alumni as well as for the students who have completed Ayurvedic practitioner certificate program from other NAMA approved school.
  • Start Date: Coming Soon
Clinical Internship for Ayurvedic Practitioners
Learn more about Sanskrit

Introduction to Sanskrit: Level 1 – 100% Online

  • Course Length: 30 hours | 1 ½ hours per week | 20 weeks
  • Prerequisites: None, this is an introductory course and all are welcome to attend.
  • Description: Come learn Sanskrit, the language of Ayurveda! Students will learn to write their own names, simple words and sentences in Sanskrit.
  • Cost: Complete course is offered for $270.
  • Who will be eligible to take this program? This course is offered to all SCU Ayurvedic students, alumni, and the general public.
  • Start Date: Coming Soon
Introduction to Sanskrit

Careers in Ayurveda ebook

Download The E-Book, “Careers in Ayurveda: Creating Healthier and Happier Lives.”


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Ayurveda The Time-Tested Science of Life / What is Ayurveda?

Student Ayurveda Experience


What Is Ayurveda?

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 all 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 breathing exercises, yoga, meditation, and daily and seasonal routine. Discover how to help the body heal itself naturally with traditional Indian medicine.

SCU’s Ayurveda programs are approved by the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA).

Click here to learn more about the first-year Ayurvedic Wellness Educator program.

View our gainful employment disclosure for the Ayurvedic Wellness Educator Certificate Program, the Ayurvedic Practitioner Certificate Program, or estimate your cost of attendance with the net price calculator.


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