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ACADEMIC CURRICULUM

FOR AYURVEDA - THE SCIENCE OF LIFE, LEVEL 1

CERTIFICATE PROGRAM, 2020-2021*  


AYV 101 - Foundations of Ayurveda - History and Philosophy, and

AYV 101C - "Introduction to Sanskrit" an evening course conference,

 

with Vaidya Ashlesha Raut (3 hrs.)

AYV 102 - Ayurvedic Anatomy and Physiology 

AYV 103 - Principles of Ayurvedic Nutrition and Food Science 

AYV 104 -  
The Ayurvedic Understanding of Mind 


AYV 105 - Introduction to Subtle Therapies

AYV 106 - Ayurveda and Yoga 

AYV 107 -The Ayurvedic Science of Herbs 

AYV 108 -  The Ayurvedic Lifestyle and Preventative Care 

 

AYV 109 - Ayurvedic Pathology 

AYV 110 - Ayurvedic Assessment Techniques and Pulse Reading 

AYV 111 - Panchakarma, Ayurvedic Therapies and Detoxification  


AYV 112 - Ayurvedic Home Remedies for Common Ailments 


AVY 113C - Practical Guidance in Developing an Ayurvedic Practice

evening conference session (3 hrs)

 

AVY 113 - Developing an Ayurvedic Practice (includes a field trip)

AYV 114C -  Internship for Ayurvedic Consultants

AYV 114 -  Internship for Ayurvedic Consultants

NOTE: All Courses are 16 hours unless otherwise stated.

 

CERTIFICATE AWARDED TO BVI GRADUATES

Individuals who successfully complete the Level 1 Program of instruction, 

along with all its requirements, will be awarded

the Professional Level 1 "Ayurvedic Consultant Certificate "

Individuals who successfully complete all the requirements of the program -  sans the Internship component -  will be awarded

the Non-Professional “Ayurvedic Self-Care and Family Health Certificate."

LEVEL 1 CERTIFICATE PROGRAM:

Estimated 311 TOTAL PROGRAM HOURS 

including 236 Classroom Hours. Additional hours include

Coursework, Individual Conferences,

Asynchronous On-Line Learning, Individual Conferences,

Final Project and Presentation, and the

Supervised Internship for Ayurvedic Consultants: 

50 Client Contacts (75 hrs estimated) 

COURSE OF STUDY 

The BVI School of Ayurveda Program for the Ayurvedic Health Consultant (AHC) Certificates begins the last weekend of August 2020 and courses continue through the third weekend of August 2021. After all courses have been completed students are allowed approximately four weeks to complete their Final Exam, an additional month to complete their Final Project or Research Paper, and only afterwards does the required Internship conference and internship (AYV 114C and AYV 114) begin for those seeking the Ayurvedic Health Consultant (AHC) Certificate.

 

Students who successfully complete this Program, including all of the requirements, the final examination, and the Project Paper, within the allowable time period specified in the BVI Catalog, will be awarded an “Ayurvedic Consultant Certificate” (See Catalog page 9).

NATIONAL AND STATE STANDARDS

Ayurveda is not a licensed health care profession in any of the fifty United States or the ten Canadian provinces. Consequently, there are currently no national, state or provincial standards for this curriculum. At the present time, a number of professional organizations including, the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA), the Association of Ayurvedic Professionals in North America (AAPNA), and the Council on Ayurvedic Credentialing (CAC), are currently elaborating their standards of approval for Ayurvedic training programs and for certification of Ayurvedic practitioners and consultants. NAMA has approved The Bodhananda Vedic Institute School of Ayurveda  as a Professional School of Ayurveda.  With that approval, completion of our Level 1 program of study in Ayurveda will fulfill the initial requirements for its 2017-2018 graduates who wish to qualify for NAMA membership as a Level I (Ayurvedic Health Consultant) Professional Practitioner. See the NAMA Website for further information.

CLICK HERE 

for a copy of the

2020 - 2021

Course Syllabus

for BVI's Program in Ayurveda

*NOTE: The majority of our courses during 2020-2021 will be via live webinar. Those courses which require

student involvement in practical applications will be held at the Sambodh Center, 6363 N. 24th Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49004

*The Bodhananda Vedic Institute School of Ayurveda and it's Ayurvedic Health Counselor program (level 1) is an Organizational Member of NAMA. 

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