Kerala Ayurveda Academy
- Our authenticity and heritage - Kerala Ayurveda Academy is part of Kerala Ayurveda Ltd (KAL), an award-winning India-based, seed-to-shelf company. Kerala's global footprint spans academies, clinics, hospitals, products, research and resorts. We teach the traditional principles straight from the Vedic texts with a comprehensive curriculum overseen by Academy Director Vaidya. Jayarajan Kodikannath, a Kerala native from an Ayurvedic family. Our faculty is comprised of Indian Doctors and highly experienced practitioners. Learn more about our unique heritage here.
- Our flexibility - we call it "deep roots, modern voice" - our programs are designed to be convenient for the modern professional. Our robust elearning system and live streaming technology enables students to attend classes online, and all classes are recorded & can be viewed later.
- Our alumni benefits - We offer the most generous alumni benefits you will find! We wish to welcome students into the Kerala family and support their continued learning - our students are for life. Alumni receive continued access to course content, including live access to the Weekly Virtual Classes. Discounts on continuing education short programs, wellness services and products. Learn more on our Alumni Services page.
- Our commitment to advanced professional education - we offer all three levels of professional training in Ayurveda according to U.S. competency standards by the Ayurvedic Accreditation Commission as well as programs for continuing ed or PACE credits (Professional Ayurvedic Continuing Education). Students have an opportunity to study in the birthplace of Ayurveda at all levels through our India Immersions and Internships.
Short Programs, Online Series & Continuing Education
- Several of our short programs have no prerequisite required, including: Ashtanga Hridayam, Introduction to Sanskrit for Ayurveda, Ayurvedic Skin & Beauty and our India Immersion trips.
- For Ayurvedic Assessment & Pulse Diagnosis and Ayurvedic Formulation Making, and Vedic Formulations: Clinical Applications, students are required to have a knowledge of the fundamentals of Ayurveda including Subdosha (equivalent to KAA 101 & KAA 102 in our AHC program).
- Clinical Case Discussions are appropriate for currently enrolled students or graduates of a level II Ayurvedic Practitioner or level III Ayurvedic Doctor program.
- Holistic Ayurvedic Coach (HAC): $3,750
- Ayurvedic Health Counselor (AHC)
- All Online Track: $7,500
- Hybrid Track: $7,500
- AAC Track: $8,850
- AHC Clinical Internship: $675 each (included in the AAC Track; 2 sessions are required to meet AAC Track requirements)
- Ayurvedic Practitioner (AP)
- Tuition: $8,950 + Clinical Internship tuition
- Clinical Internship: Variable
- Please see the course catalog for program requirements to verify total tuition for your chosen format
- U.S.: $996 per week (Lodging, meals and airfare not included)
- India: $4,295 (Lodging and meals included; airfare not included)
- Independent India Internship: $310 per day (Lodging and meals included; airfare not included)
- Mentored Experiential PK: $300-500 per day (Lodging, meals and airfare not included)
- Ayurvedic Doctor (AD)
- Master Track: $18,900
- Clinical Internship: $10,945-$17,490
- Doctor Residency: $3,750
- Specialty Internship: Variable
- Externship: Variable
- Allied Programs: $5,120
- Panchakarma Technician
- KAA Students and Alumni: $3,100
- General Public; $3,300
- NOTE: Tuition does not include registration and management fees. KAA Students are eligible for special rates on select programs. See Tuition & Fees for each program in our course catalog for Clinical Internship and Allied Program rates, payment plans and more details.
If a student obtains a loan to pay for an educational program, the student will have the responsibility to repay the full amount of the loan plus interest, less the amount of any refund. If the student has received federal student financial aid funds, the student is entitled to a refund of the moneys not paid from federal student financial aid program funds.
If a student is eligible for a loan guaranteed by the federal or state government and the student defaults on the loan, both of the following may occur:
- The federal or state government or a loan guarantee agency may take action against the student, including applying any income tax refund to which the person is entitled to reduce the balance owed on the loan.
- The student may not be eligible for any other federal student financial aid at another institution or other government assistance until the loan is repaid.
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- The level I Ayurvedic Health Counselor (AHC) program is 600-692 hours (formerly 625 hours).
- AHC is a prerequisite for the level II Ayurvedic Practitioner (AP) program, which is 910 hours (formerly 1,000 hours).
- AP is a prerequisite for the level III Ayurvedic Doctor (AD) program, which is 2,660 hours
- The total cumulative hours for all three levels of study are 4,262 (formerly 4,010)
- Holistic Ayurvedic Coach (HAC) offers All Online and Hybrid Formats. HAC can be taken entirely online. In person attendance is optional.
- Ayurvedic Health Counselor (AHC) offers All Online, Hybrid NAMA formats.
- In person attendance is optional to complete the All Online and Hybrid Formats.
- The NAMA Format is required to qualify to sit for the National Ayurvedic Medical Association Certification Board (NAMACB) certification exam as an Ayurvedic Health Counselor (AHC). The National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) sets competency standards for professional Ayurvedic education. All Online & Hybrid students may transition to the NAMA format with additional in person training hours, at an additional cost.
- Ayurvedic Practitioner, Ayurvedic Doctor (AD) and speciality Panchakarma Technician certification programs require partial in person attendance. They cannot be taken entirely online.
- For all of our Training Porgrams, students are required to possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
- Holistic Ayurvedic Coach (HAC) and Ayurvedic Health Counselor (AHC) certification programs: no licenses or certifications in any field are required.
- Ayurvedic Practitioner (AP) requires an Ayurvedic Health Counselor (AHC) certificate or equivalent.
- Ayurvedic Doctor (AD) requires a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent.
- Ayurvedic Health Counselor (AHC), Ayurvedic Practitioner (AP), and Ayurvedic Doctor (AD) all require Anatomy & Physiology as a corequisite. This means that the A&P requirement can be fulfilled during the course and must be completed prior to completion to meet the graduation requirements. Learn more about the Anatomy & Physiology requirements here.
Practice of Ayurveda in the U.S.
- Competencies for the Panchakarma Technician (PKT) level of training are pending from AAC.
- PKT can be taken on its own or as an add-on to the primary three levels of Ayurvedic practice.
- Our PKT program's primary purpose is to provide education and hands-on training in the traditional Ayurvedic bodywork methodologies, going into more detail than the level I, II and III Counselor, Practitioner and Doctor certifications.
- The primary role of a Panchakarma Technician is to implement and perform the Panchakarma therapies. Depending on the Panchakarma Tehcnician's other certifications in Ayurveda, the scope of practice will vary in terms of breadth and the ability to design Panchakarma programs. As with general Ayurvedic practice, Panchakarma must be performed in compliance with local and state guidelines. For more detail, please see the complete Scope of Practice: Panchakarma Technician.
We might say that Ayurveda’s current status in the U.S. is analogous to the Chinese medical profession during its early years in the 1970s. While each state does not regulate the practice of Ayurvedic medicine itself, some aspects of Ayurvedic practice may fall within the scope of professions that are regulated. Students and graduates of the academy should be careful not to allow their practice to overlap one of those regulated professions unless they are licensed in that particular profession. Please contact your local state representative for more information about regulations in your area.
While none of the U.S. states currently have Ayurvedic practitioners or physicians as primary care physicians, many of these well-trained professionals utilize their education and skills in combination with other healthcare related credentials.
Yoga Instructors, Massage Therapists, Registered Nurses, Nutritionists/Dietitians, Acupuncturists, Chiropractors, Medical Doctors and other healthcare professionals are recognizing and utilizing the benefits of educational training in Ayurveda.
The National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) is currently working on developing educational standards, scope of practice, and related materials to support future licensing initiatives throughout the US.
Many Academy graduates use their Ayurvedic education to enhance pre-existing professional careers.
Student & Alumni Services
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