The Ayurvedic Studies Program is 1500 hours of total classroom time.
The Ayurvedic Studies Program, Level 1 (ASP1), is the foundation of the educational programs offered at The Ayurvedic Institute. Students acquire a thorough understanding of the principles and practices of Ayurvedic diet and lifestyle, Sanskrit, Ayuryoga, Anatomy and Physiology, and client relationships.
ASP1 is also considered a time to increase self-awareness, self-nurturance, community building, and rigorous study of Ayurvedic knowledge and practices. In each week of this program, an estimated 50-60 hours is dedicated to lecture, class, study, and practice.
There are two ways to participate in ASP1: Certificate of Completion Track or Personal Track.
1 CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION
On the Certificate Track, graduating students leave with
a certificate as an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant. ASP1’s curriculum is recognized by the National Ayurvedic Medical Association. ASP1 meets competencies required for professional membership at the Ayurvedic Health Counselor level. ASP1’s scope of practice is focused on assessing a generally healthy person’s constitution and basic imbalances of dosha, agni, āma and dhātu. Students will be able to create recommendations to address these imbalances using dietary, lifestyle and contemplative practices to encourage a lifestyle of balance. Students will also be able to recognize when to refer to either a licensed medical professional or a higher-level Ayurvedic practitioner for more advanced work including herbal formulations.
2 PERSONAL TRACK
This is intended for students focused on their own personal enrichment and who are not looking to develop a professional practice of Ayurveda. Personal Track students take all of the same classes as the Certificate Track students with the exception of classes oriented towards seeing clients. Personal Track students are under the same standards and guidelines for attendance but are exempt from taking the quizzes and exams. Upon graduation, these students receive a Certificate of Personal Track Completion.
What to Expect from the Schedule for ASP1
ASP1 includes lectures, breakout sessions, an emphasis on practice exercises, client evaluations, and oral and written examinations. Students earn 720 total hours of classroom time. In addition, we anticipate approximately 720 hours of study, homework, and self-practice.
Our ASP1 Program runs from October through June with electives being offered over the summer. Our classes are designed to complement and build upon each other and are the place where you and your fellow classmates will learn both with and from each other. To foster both this continuity and community, there is a set curriculum and schedule everyone follows.
Our Academic Catalog for 2016-2017 has examples of our ASP1 course offerings.