Ayurvedic Wellness Educator Curriculum Summary
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, Anatomy, Physiology, Ayurvedic preventive science, yoga, Ayurvedic nutrition, Ayurvedic pathology, Ayurvedic herbology and pharmaceutics/home remedies, Ayurvedic detoxification methods and bodywork, Ayurvedic rejuvenation, and an introduction to Ayurvedic healing. Students also will receive a supervised clerkship in the SCU Health System.
- FOUNDATIONAL KNOWLEDGE: The graduate will understand and develop the foundational principles of Ayurvedic medicine and biological science.
- ASSESSMENT OF DOSHAS, DHATUS, MALAS AND AGNI: The graduate will determine body and mind constitution and assess the imbalances in DOSHAS, DHATUS, MALAS and AGNI based on Ayurvedic principles.
- HEALTH PROMOTION AND DISEASE PREVENTION: The graduate will apply Ayurvedic principles to recommend the Ayurvedic lifestyle, herbs, nutrition, therapies, and yoga required to promote health and prevent disease.
- PROFESSIONALISM AND COMMUNICATION: The graduate will exhibit professionalism and communicate with an awareness of ethical practice.