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AYURVEDA CERTIFICATE PROGRAM NATURAL HEALING THROUGH ARYUVEDA Ayurveda is a holistic system of health care and preventative medicine that developed in India more than 5,000 years ago. The term “Ayurveda” combines two Sanskrit words ayur (life) and veda (science or knowledge). Thus, Ayurveda is quite literally “the science of life.” The aim of Ayurvedic medicine is to integrate and balance the whole person: the body, mind and spirit in order to promote wellness and prevent illness. Ayurveda fosters an understanding of an individual’s unique mind-body constitution or dosha. According to Ayurveda, there are five master elements that make up our world and ourselves: space, air, fire, water, and earth. Each element carries inherent qualities, such as fire – hot and transformational or earth – solid and stable. Ayurveda groups these elements into three basic energies or doshas: Vata (Air and Space), Pitta (Fire and Water), and Kapha (Earth and Water). As most individuals are a combination of these doshas, Ayurvedic treatments work to restore balance to our bodies and minds and return us to our true constitutions for optimal health, balance, and happiness. Ayurvedic science aims at the prevention and management of disease by establishing balance through nutrition, herbal medicines, pranayama or breathing exercises, yoga, meditation, and daily and seasonal routine.


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The Ayurvedic Program is a tiered, hybrid offering both combined online and traditional classroom sessions with supervised clinical internship at the University Health Center, providing integrative health care with Ayurvedic Practitioners, Chiropractors, Acupuncturists, and Massage Therapists.



600-hour basic program for Ayurvedic Wellness Educator, with certificate upon completion


an additional 900-hours of advanced study for the Ayurvedic Practitioner, with certificate upon completion

COURSE CONTENT INCLUDES Basic Principles Sanskrit & Ayurvedic History Preventive Science Ayurvedic Pathology Yoga Nutrition

Herbology & Pharmaceutics Panchakarma Rasayana & Vajikarana Disease Management Clinical Internship

SCU IS YOUR BEST CHOICE FOR AYURVEDIC EDUCATION SCU is a 100-year old, WASC accredited university on a 38-acre campus. India-trained, Ayurvedic Faculty with years of research, clinical and teaching experience. Our curriculum is based on the Ayurvedic curriculum in India. Convenient hybrid offering with online and face-to-face classes. Clinical internships at SCU’s integrative University Health Center with Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, Chiropractic, Massage Therapy, and Ayurvedic Practitioners. Access to an extensive library containing over 9000 health division books, 77 print journals and research databases with access to full-text articles. Financial Aid is available for qualified students. No interest payment plans available.

REGISTER NOW TO DISCOVER A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITY IN THIS RAPIDLY GROWING FIELD! THE SKILLS YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS PROGRAM WILL PREPARE YOU TO PROVIDE A VARIETY OF HEALING AYURVEDIC THERAPY TECHNIQUES, INCLUDING: ABHYANGA A relaxing full-body massage using smooth, gentle strokes with the whole palm and warm medicated herbal oil specially formulated for one’s dosha. This therapy helps to nourish and revitalize the body and to allow toxins to be removed from the cells. It helps to improve blood circulation, eliminates fatigue, pacifies Vata imbalance, beautifies the skin, reduces stress and induces sound sleep for peak daily performance.

SHIRODHARA A relaxing health-and-beauty technique in which a continuous stream of dosha specific medicated warm oil is poured over the forehead to promote physical and emotional balance and rejuvenate the spirit. As the oil gently nourishes the skin, it opens blocked energy channels and relaxes the body and mind to relieve tension and achieve inner peace. This therapy revitalizes the central nervous system, enhances circulation and promotes detoxification for a healthy glow. Considered an effective treatment for insomnia, depression, anxiety, stress and other nervous system disorders.

SHIROABHYANGA A soothing massage of the neck, head, and shoulders that stimulates chemical endorphins in the body for a relaxed, peaceful feeling of contentment. This therapy helps to relax muscles, ease stiffness, and drain away toxins. Deeper breathing and increased oxygenated blood circulation to the brain results in greater concentration and focused thought. Considered beneficial to relieve headaches and eye strain, reduce stress levels, promote more restful and healthful sleep, improve memory, reduce pain, lower blood pressure, and reverse scalp problems and hair loss. Experience this comforting therapy that increases energy and vitality levels while promoting a youthful appearance of healthier skin and hair.

KATI BASTI A therapeutic body work in which the healing properties of warm herbalized oil bathes the lumbar region to provide relief to painful conditions of the lower back. Considered for chronic and acute backaches, prolapsed disc, lumbar spondylosis, rheumatic arthritis, sciatica, osteoporosis, and lumbosacral strain.

JANU BASTI A therapeutic body work in which warm medicinal oil bathes the knee joint. This healing therapy lubricates the joints, cleans and fortifies the blood, and builds strong muscle and connective tissue. Considered for treating osteoarthritis of the knee, inflammation of the knee joint, and knee stiffness and pain. By promoting strength to the knee joint, this therapy works to counteract the mobility limiting changes to the knee that are often associated with advancing age.

GREEVA BASTI A rejuvenating, therapeutic body work in which warm medicated oil bathes the back of the neck to strengthen bone and joint tissue and promote a healthy spine. Considered for chronic neck pain and stiffness, cervical spondylosis, and compression fractures.

Who Can Benefit From The Ayurveda Certificate Program? Over 15 million Americans practice yoga with the median age of 36 earning more than $75,000 a year annually. These same individuals embrace Indian culture and Ayurvedic Medicine and more than a quarter of a million Americans have experienced Ayurvedic Medicine and its many benefits. Ayurveda will allow any healthcare professional (M.D., Acupuncturists, Chiropractors, Naturopaths, Physical Therapists, Massage Therapists, Nurses, Yoga Instructors), to offer additional services and expand your practice. This program will also benefit those who wish to make a career change or improve their quality of life.

An Award Winning Ayurvedic Education As part of the Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America’s (AAPNA) ongoing efforts to recognize excellence in Ayurveda, vedic sciences and integrative health sciences, SCU is proud to be the recipient of the Nalanda Award for Excellence in Ayurvedic Education for 2012.


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ABOUT SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCES (SCU) For over a century, SCU has trained men and women for successful and significant careers in integrated healthcare. Our comprehensive, hands-on, evidence-based approach to education has led to tremendous success for our graduates, who consistently perform well on board exams, smoothly transition from classroom to clinical rotations, establish successful practices and are thoroughly prepared to thrive in today’s integrated healthcare system. SCU’s education has led to unparalleled recognition by accrediting agencies (WASC, ACAOM & CCE). We have the curriculum, faculty and facilities necessary to assist you in evolving into the natural healer you long to be.


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SCU is located on a beautiful 38-acre campus in Whittier, California, about 20 miles Southeast of Los Angeles near Orange County. Students enjoy a quiet suburban atmosphere and the advantages of being near a large city.

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Ayurvedic Certificate Program  

The Ayurvedic program is a tiered, hybrid offering both combined online and traditional classroom sessions with supervised clinical internsh...