AD Admissions Application – General Public TEST

General Public



Thank you for your interest in the Ayurvedic Doctor (AD) program. We are honored you have chosen Kerala Ayurveda Academy for completing your advanced studies.


Please read all instructions prior to completing the application and enter all fields of this application for our Admissions Department.

  • Graduates of Kerala Ayurveda Academy’s level II Ayurvedic Wellness Practitioner (AWP) program should complete the AD Admissions Application for KAA Students & Alumni.
  • Do not complete this application until you have your former training information and documents ready to include, as they are required. We request both a certificate of completion and transcript as proof of prerequisites (see below for details) and cannot consider your application until you have provided this documentation.
  • Please save your responses and essay question answers in a separate document, as the form will not save them for you.
  • If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Admissions at +1 (888) 275-9103 x10 or
  • After completing the application, you will receive a confirmation email with further instructions.


Please note the prerequisites for this program:
  • Completion of the Ayurvedic Wellness Practitioner (AWP) certification program or an equivalent level II program from another institution.
  • Applicants who completed level I and level II certifications with other institutions: if these courses are approved by the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA), accepted applicants may enroll directly with existing credentials. Applicants completed these prerequisites with other institutions whose programs are not NAMA-approved are required to submit detailed credentials including transcripts. Our Admissions team will review the documents and may advise on additional academic requirements to satisfy the prerequisites. If additional coursework is required, accepted applicants are invited to enroll under the condition that the prerequisite coursework is completed within the first year of the AD program.
  • It is important for Ayurvedic students of professional programs to have adequate knowledge of Anatomy and Physiology (A&P). The equivalent of 6 college level Anatomy & Physiology credits are required. It’s not required to complete the A&P course prior to enrollment in this course; it can be taken simultaneously as a corequisite, as long as it is completed for certification. If you need to satisfy the A&P corequisite, we offer a partner course you can take entirely online. Students are required to provide proof of A&P course completion to receive this certification. To view our partner course or submit your corequisite documentation, click here to learn more >
  • Ayurvedic Doctors with a Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery (BAMS) degree may join the program directly as all the above prerequisites are satisfied by their degree. This application is still required and BAMS degree documentation must be supplied.


Deadlines for the 2019-2022 Session

Please note the following application deadlines:

Early Bird Applicants: May 8, 2019

To be eligible for the early bird tuition discount, your application must be submitted by this date.

All Applications: Aug 2, 2019

All applications are due by this date.


Application Form

    Personal Details

    State (U.S. Residents)



    Level I Program Details

    Please include details of your level I certification program.

    Is your level I program NAMA-approved?*

    Level II Program Details

    Please include details of your level II certification program.

    Is your level II program NAMA-approved?*

    Anatomy & Physiology

    Anatomy & Physiology is not required to join the program, though it is a corequisite required for certification.

    Have you completed the A&P corequisite?*

    Experience and Training



    What's your highest level of education*

    Professional Community

    U.S. Residents

    International residents may skip this section.

    Are you a NAMA member?

    If yes, what's your NAMA membership level?
    Level I - Ayurvedic Health Counselor (AHC)Level II - Ayurvedic Practitioner (AP)Level III - Ayurvedic Doctor (AD)Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist (AYT)Panchakarma Technician (PKT)

    International Residents

    U.S. residents may skip this section.

    Are you involved in a local professional Ayurvedic Organization?

    Academic Goals

    Essay Questions

    Please answer the following in 500-750 words.

    Specialty & Eligibility

    Do you have a preferred clinical specialty?*

    Are you legally allowed to visit India?*


    Please provide details for two references our Admissions team may contact.

    Reference 1

    Reference 2


    Please double check your entries on this form to ensure all fields are complete.


    Reviewed AD prerequisites and affirm I am qualified to enroll in this program
    Uploaded level I program certificate of completion
    Uploaded level I program transcript
    Uploaded level II program certificate of completion
    Uploaded level II program transcript
    Completed all required fields with an orange asterisk
    Completed all fields associated with my location, U.S. our International (outside U.S.)

    Please confirm your agreement to the terms of this application*