Transmit the healing qualities of Ayurveda

Ayurveda Practitioner Studies

A four-year 200 EC study program with Bachelor level accreditation

Study guide

All information about the APS in one handy guide

Year III & IV

Ayurveda in Full Healing Practice

Healing diseases: two years of studying major diseases and their treatment options, including clinical training.


Main overview
In Year III of the APT, you will dive into more advanced principles that are essential to evaluate and ayurvedically diagnose clients as a Practitioner. You will start working at a clinical level with practical cases and real clients. In Year IV you will work towards completion of your training to become an Ayurveda Practitioner. The focus is on bringing theory into practice, through practical modules and assignments, a final thesis and exams. 


Clinical skills
The emphasis is on ayurvedic remedies and treatment as an important addition to nutrition, massage and yoga - working towards becoming a clinically skilled Ayurveda Practitioner. The practical modules in this year are designed to bring theory into practice as an Ayurveda Practitioner. You can expect in-depth teachings about Dravyaguna (Ayurvedic Pharmacology) including many herbs, formulas and medicines. During these years, you will also develop your business & marketing skills, guiding you to tap into your true potential as a practitioner. 


Classical sources and Collect & Learn
In Year III, learning how to interpret and understand classical ayurvedic texts continues to play an important role in your academics with a special series of video classes on the 7 Dhatus. This again includes chanting ayurvedic sutras and expanding your understanding of Sanskrit terminology used in ayurveda. You will continue to expand and grow your database on how to use simple as well as more complex ayurvedic herbs and remedies.


Internship in India 
Year IV includes a 60 hour internship to India, the Ayurvedic cradle of the world and a 60 hour internship in our own Student Clinic in The Netherlands, guided by our team of Ayurvedic doctors and practitioners. We also offer the opportunity to do the whole internship in The Netherlands for those who prefer or when traveling abroad is not possible.


Thesis: clinical paper
In the last study year, you will be asked to write a clinical paper on a specific ayurvedic subject as your thesis project. This process will be guided and supported during study weekends by teaching staff.


Year III & IV - Subject Overview:

  • Introduction to clinical principles
  • Pancha Nidana
  • Nidana & Hetu
  • Purvarupa & Rupa
  • Upashaya & Samprapti
  • Western anatomy, physiology & pathology connections
  • Pathology and treatment connections
  • Various pathologies
  • Thesis preparation & writing
  • Residentials on specific pathologies
  • Deepening patient evaluation and ayurvedic diagnosis
  • Deepening Trividha Pariksha & Asthavidha Pariksha
  • Rogi & Roga Pariksha
  • Dashavidha Pariksha
  • Western anatomy, physiology & pathology connections
  • Treatment planning
  • Clinical lifestyle & nutrition treatment
  • Clinical yoga therapy & psychology options
  • Medicinal treatment
  • Thesis preparation & writing
  • A thorough study of and work with case studies
  • Seminars on specific diseases
  • A Year III & IV set of 8 common diseases
  • Ayurvedic & western explanations
  • Ayurvedic remedies
  • The science of Ayurvedic Pharmacology (Dravyaguna)
  • Application of Dravyaguna in clinical practice
  • Classical formulas and their application
  • A Year III & IV set of 8 common single herbs. formulations & oils used in ayurveda
  • Pharmacological explanation & scientific research sources
  • Clinical application of massage & related modalities
  • Continued advanced massage instructions & practice
  • Svedana techniques
  • Video classes on the seven Dhatus (home viewing)
  • Online webinars on above home viewings
  • How to work as an Ayurveda Practitioner
  • Professional competences & skills
  • Coaching regarding professional intervision methods
  • 3-Monthly intervision meetings
  • A Year III & IV set of important ayurvedic sutras from classical texts
  • Growing the database of ayurvedic Sanskrit terminology
  • Business: How to start your own practice?
  • Marketing strategies & methods
  • Case studies
  • Supportive clinical assistance assignments
  • Internship to India

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