Ayurveda Job Training in the United States
|February 19, 2012||Posted by Bill under Ayurveda Job Information, Ayurveda Job Training|
Some form of professional qualification is required no matter what branch of Ayurveda you intend to specialize in and practice. There are a limited number of places that offer fit the minimum qualifications for Ayurvedic training established by the NAMA, which primarily mandate qualified teachers and a course at least 500-class-hours long. The table below outlines the tuition and programs offered by many of the most highly regarded Ayurveda schools in the United States.
|Schools Offering Ayurvedic Training in the United States|
|Alandi Ashram Gurukula||Boulder, CO||Two-year program||$5,firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ayurvedic Institute||Albuquerque, NM||Level 1 and 2 certification course||Level 1 (3 quarters)= $8,260 ; Level 2 (2 quarters)=$6,email@example.com|
|Balance and Bliss Academy of Ayurveda||Tampa, FL||22-weekend-session program (557 hours)||$6,firstname.lastname@example.org|
|California College of Ayurveda||Grass Valley, CA||Ayurvedic Health Educator (AHE);Clinical Ayurvedic Theory (CAT); Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist (CAS)/ Ayurvedic Health Practitioner (AHP) internships||AHE-$5,545 ; CAT-$6,640 ; CAS-$6,email@example.com|
|Florida Vedic College||Coral Springs, FL||Associate’s (60 credits), Bachelor’s (60 credits), Master’s (2-year program), and Doctorate (2-year program) in Dhanvantari Ayurveda||Associate- $5,500 ; Bachelor- $6,200 ; Master’s- $6,800 ; Doctorate- $7,firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kanyakumari Ayurveda Education||Milwaukee, WI||1-year Certified Ayurveda Educators (CAE) and 2-year Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner (CAP) programs||CAE- $4,335 ; CAP- $5,email@example.com|
|Anchorage, AK and Chicago, IL||1-year Certified Ayurveda Educators (CAE) program||$4,firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kerala Ayurveda||Foster City and Los Angeles, CA; Seattle, WA||Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor (AWC) (500-hour program); Ayurvedic Wellness Practitioner (AWP) (1,000-hour course)||AWC- $5,100 ; AWP- $9,email@example.com|
|Kripalu School of Ayurveda||Stockbridge, MA||Foundations of Ayurveda (FOA) and 4 modules for Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant certification||FOA- $5,300 ; Modules- $2,100 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mount Madonna Institute College of Ayurveda||Watsonville, CA||Ayurvedic Lifestyle Counselor (ALC) (308 hours); Ayurvedic Practitioner (AP) (1,064-hours); Master of Arts, Ayurveda (MAA) (1,480-hours)||ALC- $3,570- $3,790 ; AP- $11,415- $12,130 ; $17,640- $18,email@example.com|
|Sai Ayurvedic College||Miami, FL||1-year Certified Ayurvedic Health & Wellness Consultant (CAH&WC); 2- year Associate of Vedic Studies degree in Ayurveda (AVSA)||$6,050 per year||Sai Ayurvedic College of Miami
9000 S.W. 137th Avenue, Suite 220
Miami, Florida 33186(305) 380-0652
|San Diego College of Ayurveda||Escondido, CA||Ayurvedic Practitioner (AP) (500-hours)||$1,firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Southern California University of Health Sciences||Whittier, CA||Post-graduate diploma; Certified Ayurveda Practitioner (900-hours)||Unstated||Admissions@scuhs.edu|
|Himalayan Institute||Honesdale, PA||Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist||$999 for 4 email@example.com|
|*All prices are in United States Dollars (USD)|
As you can see, the degree type, length of study, and content of each degree-granting institution varies across the United States. The professors at most of these schools are Indian-trained professionals, which means there are a number of teaching opportunities for people with a Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) from an Indian university. Financial aide is not available for most Ayurvedic certification programs; however, individuals that already have related college degrees can sometimes earn add this certification to their accredited degree. For instance, the Sai Ayurvedic College in Miami, Florida can grant a recognized Bachelor of Ayurvedic Studies to anyone that has an Associates Degree in biology or a related field. A Post-Graduate Diploma in Ayurvedic Studies is granted to those with a Baccalaureate degree in a related field. All of the schools in the table above require at least a high school diploma and strong knowledge of the English language. These certificates are most useful for people that already have an accredited university degree.
The good thing is anyone with proper certification and guidance from these schools can open their own Aurvedic medicine practice. Graduates can also add this unique and valuable skill set to an existing spa, yoga, massage, naturopathic, or holistic medicine business.