Curriculum Summary

Ayurvedic Practitioner Curriculum Summary

Students will gain in-depth knowledge of the basic principles of Ayurveda, yoga, Ayurvedic pathology, history taking, Ayurvedic physical examination, Ayurvedic herbology and pharmaceutics, Ayurvedic detoxification methods, bodywork, and marma points, Ayurvedic rejuvenation, and Ayurvedic disease managements.

Program Learning Outcomes - 900 hrs.
  • AYURVEDIC ASSESSMENT AND DIAGNOSIS: The graduate will apply Ayurvedic principles to accurately assess and diagnose patient condition.
  • AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT PLAN: The graduate will apply Ayurvedic principles to create a management plan including lifestyle, herbs, nutrition, therapies, and yoga required to promote health and manage disease.
  • EVIDENCE-INFORMED PRACTICE: The graduate will apply and appraise historical and scientific evidence in to clinical practice.
  • PROFESSIONALISM AND COMMUNICATION: The graduate will exhibit professionalism and communicate with an awareness of ethical practice.

Course Listing and Descriptions

AY2000 Basic Principles of Ayurveda II
The course is designed to impart deeper understanding of Ayurvedic fundamental principles. Students will gain in depth knowledge of DOSHA, DHATUS, MALAS, PRAKRUTHI, PANCHA MAHABOOTHAS, ATHMA, AHANKARA, BUDHI, SROTAS and GARBHA SHAREERA. Students will also understand the concept of SIRA, LASIKA, PESHI, KOSTA, ASHAYA, and KALA explained in Ayurveda. This course also describes GARBHA SHAREERA explained in the ayurvedic medicine. Students will gain the knowledge of various chapters from Charaka Suthrasthana such as KHUDDAKACHATUSHPADAM ADHYAYAM, MAHACHATUSPADAM ADHYAYAM, TISRAISANIYAMADHYAYAM ADHYAYAM, DIRGHANJIVITIYAM ADHYAYAM, INDRIYOPAKRAMANIYAM ADHYAYAM, MAHAROGA ADHYAYAM and ASHTAUNINDITIYA ADHYAYAM.
AY2100 Ayurvedic Pathology II
This course will discuss the etiopathogenesis, clinical features of diseases of annavaha srotas (digestive System), pranavaha srotas (respiratory system), raktavaha srotas (circulatory system), mamsa/asthivaha srotas, vata rogas (neuromusculoskeletal diseases), medovaha srotas (obesity), artavavaha srotas (gynecological disorders), twak roga (skin disorders) and manovaha srotas (psychiatric disorders). Additionally, an overview of the Western etiology, pathogenesis and clinical features of conditions equivalent to those discussed from an ayurvedic perspective will also be provided. Students will also learn how to check vitals, and perform simple physical exam on clients. This course is a hybrid course and therefore comprises in-class and on-line meetings as well as e-learning component.
AYYOG2 Yoga II
This course is designed to understand Yoga philosophies that influence Ayurvedic disease treatment. This course will teach about different yoga styles and modalities such as pranayama, meditation, mantras and subtle therapies.
AY2200 Ayurvedic Herbology and Pharmaceutics II
This course discuss Ayurvedic principles of Herbology and Pharmaceutics. Compare and contrast EKA MOOLIKA PRAYOGA (use of single herbs in specific pathologies). Methods of combining herbs into formulas for use in the management of a variety of disorders. Students will be able to compare, contrast the functions, indications, and contraindications of a variety of formulas.
AY2300 Ayurvedic Rasayana and Vajikarana
This course will inform students about the unique health promotion and rejuvenatory concepts of Ayurveda. Students will learn various RASAYANA herbs and formula used in enhancing the body’s resistance against disease causing factors as well as management of diseases. This course will describe most commonly used RASAYANA therapies explained by CHARAKA, SUSHRUTHA and VAGBATTA. This course will also explain definition, synonyms, benefits and importance of VAJIKARANA. Properties, doses, methods of administration, ingredients of male and female Vajikarana formulation and pregnancy care also will be discussed.
AY2400 Marma & Ayurvedic Detoxification Methods/Body work II
This course will discuss the identification and locations of each marma point, hands-on experience of Marma and abhyanga, and therapeutic usage of Marma theory in Ayurvedic practice, Panchakarma (detoxification methods/body work) with hands-on experience of major detoxification procedures. This course also provides the knowledge to prepare the formulas necessary to perform these therapies. The student will gain the experience and knowledge of pr- and post- Panchakarma precautions, preparations, as well as some other oil therapies widely used to treat various vata diseases. Additionally, this course will offer an adequate knowledge to suggest proper diet and lifestyle suitable to each procedure.
AY2500 Evidence Based Practice
This course is designed to develop students’ practical skills in clinical problem solving by reading and appraising published health sciences literature for its validity (closeness to truth) and usefulness (clinical applicability). The students will be introduced to the application of key basic concepts in clinical epidemiology, clinical study design and biostatistics. The goal of this course is to develop part of the essential knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to practice evidence-based care.
AY2501 Ayurvedic Internal Medicine I
This course is designed to teach the students how to record, implement and adapt a patient management plan from an Ayurvedic perspective for specific diseases based on the needs of the patient. History taking, signs and symptoms, differential diagnosis, treatment principles, diet, and herbs, for RASAVAHA, PRANAVAHA SROTAS, MAMSAVAHA SROTAS, MEDOVAHA SROTAS, ASTHIVAHA SROTAS, MUTRAVAHA SROTAS, OJOVIKRUTHI and VATA VYADHIS will be discussed. Additionally, an overview of the western etiology, pathogenesis and clinical features of conditions equivalent to those discussed from an Ayurvedic perspective will also be discussed. The course will assist student’s development of critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills for Ayurvedic patient management.
AY2502 Ayurvedic Internal Medicine II
This course is designed to teach the students how to record, implement and adapt a patient management plan from an Ayurvedic perspective for specific diseases based on the needs of the patient. Case taking, signs and symptoms, differential diagnosis, treatment principles, diet, and herbs, for ANNAVAHA SROTAS (digestive System), TWAK ROGA (skin disorders), ARTAVAVAHA SROTAS (gynecological disorders) MAJJAVAHA SROTAS, PURISHAVAHA SROTAS, UDAKAVAHA SROTAS and MANOVAHA SROTAS (psychiatric disorders) are explained in detail. Additionally, an overview of the Western etiology, pathogenesis and clinical features of conditions equivalent to those discussed from an ayurvedic perspective will also be discussed. The course encourage students participating in critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills for Ayurvedic patient management.
CLIN2A Ayurveda Clerkship 2A
This course is designed to develop the knowledge, skills and behaviors necessary for ayurvedic clinical practice. Student interns will actively participate in patient care while under the supervision of a ayurvedic practitioner. Students will also engage in various other educational experiences. Clinical Internship is a sequential three-part educational program, during which students will meet specified course objectives that satisfy the program learning outcomes.
CLIN2B Ayurveda Clerkship 2B
This course is designed to develop the knowledge, skills and behaviors necessary for ayurvedic clinical practice. Student interns will actively participate in patient care while under the supervision of a ayurvedic practitioner. Students will also engage in various other educational experiences. Clinical Internship is a sequential three-part educational program, during which students will meet specified course objectives that satisfy the program learning outcomes.
CLIN2C Ayurveda Clerkship 2C
This course is designed to develop the knowledge, skills and behaviors necessary for ayurvedic clinical practice. Student interns will actively participate in patient care while under the supervision of a ayurvedic practitioner. Students will also engage in various other educational experiences. Clinical Internship is a sequential three-part educational program, during which students will meet specified course objectives that satisfy the program learning outcomes.

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